In Your Hands

 

Reading back on the last post, (you can catch-up here), I realised I’m not even close to picking a new blog for college!

I thought I had a good idea, it was going to be a blog that acted like a book club where 3 or 5 people would read the same book and review but I have been googling and there seem to be thousands doing the same. So how could I make mine any different?

I am throwing the question out to you and have made a poll. Your answer will be the blog I’ll be setting up and running for this semester.

I am so looking forward to reading the results.

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What Blog?

Let’s talk about blogs.

There are hundreds and thousands of them on the web and I have been searching for ones that relate to what I want to do after Uni. Now that is a BIG ask. Firstly, what I want to do after I leave, and hopefully complete Uni, is still very grey for me.

When I first started, back in 2016, I wanted to do learn new skills in the creativity area and that I have done and will progress to do some more. So how can I decide, in this latter part of year 2, what I want to do when I leave after year 4?

Secondly, and now I am going to contradict what I have just written, I’ve always wanted to be a teacher, whether it is in a college, training course or online and this has got stronger with each week. To be a lecturer though will mean progressing on to a Masters degree.

Oh YES!!! Another year added to my old age!

But I also enjoy post-production, a completely new skill using my creativity with moving pictures. Editing footage. AND I LOVE IT.

So where does all this bring me talking about blogs? Well my next assignment, for one of my modules, is to create one. Now, this seems simple enough, I am writing a blog post as I type! But making one that employers can view is another thing. But I have been researching, I have also made a lot of notes and I have come up with an idea that I think is pretty okay.

I won’t be leaving you in the dark, once it is up and running I will add the link and have a bit of a chat about it, in another post.

Until then, thank you for reading and any questions or helpfully hints, just comment away.

New Year, Still Me

Now I have had some time away from Facebook and no longer have an author Twitter account, which somedays saddens me, I feel refreshed to return to FB.

In December I had a written exam and a lot of assessments and looked forward to the Christmas break. Christmas was spent with my family and the turkey is now well and truly gone.
So what will 2018 bring me, or at least, hope to bring me?

Well first of all, unless I get myself motivated, 2018 won’t be bringing me anything! Everything that I do, achieve, hope to reach for next year, will mean more grafting, hard work and being active and that’s cool by me.

What my imaginary list complies of is to write (hopefully!) two more books. One to be published after the summer and the other once I am ready to let it go, which may mean 2019.

I’d also love to join a gym or at least get back out jogging again but already I can see that one slipping further down the list!

To be honest, I’d just want to be happy. To smile more. To use my camera more. To be more positive. To trust. To hug more. To be a friend.

Whatever your plans and hopes are for 2018, enjoy your life, do something brave and reach for the stars.

 

 

 

Leaving Twitter

Today I left Twitter, like really left, deleted the account and didn’t even say goodbye.

And I am totally grand with that.

At the beginning of my Twitter journey it was exciting, meeting new people and enjoying their company. Over the past year, I don’t know if it is because I have found Facebook a more comfortable place or I just have nothing to say but I have been posting on the site less and less.

Some people might say, leave your account and just pop back every now and then, but that has never been me. I’d be the one who would have the app on my phone and iPad and even though I wouldn’t tweet, I would check the timeline.

But not any more.

I honestly don’t think I will be missed, although I had over a thousand followers, my tweets were mostly left uncommented on. And anyway, I’m on Facebook. 

 

Book Launch

On the 29th October, Bank Holiday Sunday in Ireland, I had my first ever book launch. Now I have never done one of these before and had no idea what to expect or what I should do. All I knew was I had better get some invites made and spread the word. Which I did.

Invites went to everyone and in every shop in the town where I live. I was even asked for more in the bookstore, which I duly delivered with a big smile on my face.

The day arrived, my car was packed and I was in my best frock.

The minutes ticked down until the time had come when the doors would open and, hopefully, people who have seen or taken one of my many invites, would arrive.

In a dream state, I could envision neighbours, friends from town, people I used to work with, and people I had yet to get to know, arriving. But that was not meant to be.

Not this time.

Maybe never.

The people who streamed into the room on my 1st ever book launch were an amazing group of supporters, and no matter what, would be there for me. I was surrounded by family and my second family of college friends.

The people that were so important in my life, were there and THAT was the best feeling ever.

COMING SOON

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REVEALED
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Title: Revealed
Series: Uncovered Series #2
Author: Amelia J Hunter
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: 10th October 2017
Cover design by JC Clarke at TheGraphicShed

Synopsis:

Samuel Delaney thought he had uncovered everything from his past until the builders arrived to renovate the cottage left to him.

Exposed behind the old crumbling plaster, the slot between the stone used to construct the fireplace had a piece of faded pink cloth, torn and bloodstained.

Too small for an adult, perfect for a baby.

More hidden secrets are to be revealed.

More lives will be changed forever.

A continuation of HIDDEN, and Samuel Delaney’s battle for closure.

PRE-ORDER LINKS:
Amazon:  http://mybook.to/Revealedbk2

All other: https://www.books2read.com/u/4XoLwN

Add to your TBR at Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36222394-revealed 

After the writing has finished…it’s Beta time

The End had been written, the story had been completed, in my head, there was a party going on. And then what?

Relieve, it’s finished?

Fear, that it’s finished?

Lost, knowing it is finished?

Or all of the above?

After reading through the draft, setting scenes that made complete sense while writing, but when read back made no sense at all, the time came to hand over my book baby to others.

Others = amazing Beta Readers who kindly take the raw, unedited draft and read through the grammar mistakes to give the story new eyes. A readers eyes.

It is hard to put into words how grateful and honoured I am for these first read-throughs, how nervous they make me, and how much trust and confidence handed over to these wonderful, amazing friends.

Thank you Beta Readers, thank you for your time, chance, honest review, direction, comments, messages, and your book world love.