Hello all and welcome to a combined wrap-up and update for the week starting 7/5/18!
Firstly, I want to apologise for the silence on here over the last couple of weeks. It’s been a hectic time with a combination of everything happening. I mean, there were multiple birthdays, assignments due and I got sick for a good portion of time that stopped me from doing anything I really wanted to do! Nonetheless, here we are and everything seems okay… so far. As you would have seen, I have provided a whole bunch of content today on top of this update, so it’s time to get back into gear!
During the time I was sick, I had some time to reorganise parts of my life. I knew I was sick due to the amount of stress I was putting myself under, so I decided to do a bit of reprioritising and shifting of timeframes. I have a lot planned for TaleInferno with a range of goals for content production but due to the amount happening in my life at the moment, I’m having to focus on smaller goals… like actually providing all the content I say I will in a week!
Anyway, enough jibber jabber. Time to show you what’s in store this week!
Unfortunately, what I had planned on reviewing did not happen. However, The Dead of the Night by John Marsden will be reviewed this Tuesday.
I was unable to post any of the vlogs that I said I had recorded while over in Middleton on the days that I planned. However, you may have noticed the avalanche of videos that I recently uploaded to both YouTube and here. You have the Middleton Vlog and my Creative writing journey instalment.
There was also an upload I put up, which gives some reasoning behind why videos won’t be coming out for a while, which you can watch here.
Now that those videos have been uploaded, there will be no more vlogs till June or early July (depending on whether my Internet is fixed as scheduled).
So, to make up for this, there will be two blog posts coming out this week covering some really interesting linguistic concepts. One I plan on having out on Wednesday. However, the other will be either Thursday or Friday due to some plans away from TaleInferno.
These linguistic concepts are Interactive Frames and Knowledge Schemas, and Membership Categorisation. I have found these really fascinating, so I hope you do too!
The Night is for Hunting by John Marsden
I very recently completed Burning for Revenge. It took a bit longer than I anticipated due to how busy I was and then falling sick. It wasn't even the kind of sick where I could read to get better... very unfortunate indeed. Nonetheless, it is now complete!
The Other Side of Dawn by John Marsden
This will conclude the Tomorrow series, which means we’re up to a small bunch of books that have been recommended for me to read and review. I can’t wait to get into all of them, with one of them being a very… different kind of book (I am very much intrigued).
I will provide the full list of what to expect in the wrap-up this Friday!
Achievements of/for the week
There were very little achievements made the past two weeks. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a lot of spare time in between working, my family birthday celebrations and everything else that happened. However, away from TaleInferno, I was able to complete an assignment AND I received some pretty good marks for some others. So, it’s not all bad!
Ultimately, I want this week to be focussed on three things:
I have an assignment due at the end of this week and another due at the end of next week, so I’ll be working hard on both of those. Whenever I need a break from those, I will be putting my efforts into TaleInferno and content production.
If I’ve learned anything over the last couple of weeks is that, unfortunately, I can’t do everything. It’s all to do with prioritisation, and having some time off due to being sick really helped in reorganising my priorities to set up for the next couple of months.
I have filled up a journal full of my plans for TaleInferno and what content I want to be putting up in the future. It will all happen, I promise you. However, while there is so much happening currently, I have my focus set on some smaller goals.
Once my internet is fixed… well, it’s going to be a fun time, let me tell you that!
And that’s it! I know I went on a bit of a ramble there but I like to provide as much visibility regarding what I’m doing so that you all know what’s going on. I am still so grateful for all the support, and it is so motivating receiving the response I have so far.
Remember to ignite the story!
Charlotte is a reading and writing lover who has completed a creative writing intensive course at the University of Oxford and is a current university student studying a double degree in journalism and creative writing. If you are curious to learn more, check out the 'About' page.