Wednesday, April 3, 2019

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Ya'll, plans change.

A few months ago, I was gearing up to post twice a week starting in April. But here April is and I have a lot of stuff on my "writing plate." I am going to try and put a lot of effort in my Camp Nano story this April. And as much as I would like to (and probably could) pull off posting on Showers of Blessings as well as writing my hopefully-someday-in-the-future book, I need to cut myself some slack. I don't want to set unachievable goals for myself, and that is why I am going on a hiatus.

I am going to take most of the month of April off. I will be back on May 1st!

To be honest, I didn't really think I would ever need to take a blogging break this soon. (Well, it has been over a year of blogging, but-) I always have posts to post, and my writing inspiration never sleeps. But with Camp Nano and a few other writing projects going on, I am trying not to stress myself out and constantly be glued to my computer 5+ hours a day!

My hope is that by the time I return next month, I will be more than eager to get back to blogging with new content and more posts!



I just wanted to pop in here today to let everyone know the plan. I am only taking a short hiatus, I WILL BE BACK before you know it! *winks*

I know every blogger can relate, but here are a few of my words of advice anyway:
"If you are feeling like your plate is too full and you are constantly trying to "keep up," I just want to let you know that it is OK to take a break. Everyone needs to recharge now and again. Whether it's with your blog, or something else that is making your life overly busy, just breath. It's ok to take a step back and not be on top of it. Take a chill pill, God is in control and it's ok to stop and say "no" to some things in order to say "yes" to something else. Plans change, that's life. It's gonna happen. Roll with it!"

I know you all will understand, and I am really glad for y'all's support!

I will be back soon! See ya later! <3




44 comments:

  1. I can't wait until you're back!! Also...heh heh...I will get that email sent to you, it's just been awfully busy here lately. Thankfully, today will be a lot slower paced, so maybe I can send it!! Also, good luck with your Camp Nano!!!

    ~ Boots

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    1. Aww, it's good to know I'll be missed!
      Oh, no rush, take your time! *winks*
      Thanks, Boots!

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  2. I understand! I will miss your posts this month:-) See you again in May!

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    1. Thank you, Patience! It will be hard not to post (I've gotten into quite the habit of posting every Wednesday) but I think the blogging break will good for me in the end... See ya in May! <3

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  3. I understand! Though I will miss your posts! *grins*

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  4. Totally understandable! Have a good break!

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  5. I have a question for you, and yes, I know this doesn't have anything to do with this post, but, I've been trying to figure out how to make a book cover, and I was wondering how you designed yours?
    If your could be of any help, I'd really appreciate it! Thanks!

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    1. Thanks so much for asking, Liberty! With the book covers I have made in the past, I have used a website called Canva. It's a site made for designing! It's free as long as you don't use images that you have to buy... I find Canva really fun to use! They give you lots of different templates (like book covers) and you can also customize your graphic size! Let me know if you have any questions about Canva! Hopefully I answered your question! ;)

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    2. Okay, thank you! This was a lot of help, I'll go check it out! Thanks again. :)

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    3. Do you have to have an account?

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    4. You're welcome!
      Yes, I do believe you need a account in order to design with Canva.

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    5. For the cover, I found a book cover template on Canva, then I started from scratch and found different free pictures, background colors, fonts, borders, etc.
      Was that what you were asking? If you have more questions about designing on Canva, feel free to email me! I'm still learning about graphic design myself, but I'd be glad to share any knowledge I can! <3

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    6. Okay.
      Yep this has helped me! Thanks!

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    7. *Pops into conversation*
      I use BeFunky to make my blog graphics, as well as some other graphics for events at our church and such. It's easy to use, and the best part about it is that you don't have to have an account to use it! If you do sign up for one though, you get more design options, but you can still do a lot by just using it without an account for free. So anywho, just wanted to throw that in there in case you'd be interested in that. :)

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    8. Cool! I will look into that designing site for sure! Thanks, Faith!

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  6. We all need to take a break sometimes! :) Enjoy your break!

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  7. I understand! I feel a need for a break too, though not yet. Hope you get some writing done!

    astorydetective.blogspot.com

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    1. Sometimes breaks are necessary! Thank you for understanding! <3

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  8. Hi Ben!!

    This is Boots! (Or Lily Cat)

    From now on I'll be commenting from this account (Which is actually the one I email you from. Haha.) because...*drumroll* I sorta released my blog!!!!

    I just wanted to let you know that! :D

    ~ Boots | lilycatscountrygirlconfessions.blogspot.com

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    1. Hey, that's AWESOME!!! Having a lifestyle/writing blog is so much fun! I'm so glad you are joining the blogosphere with a new blog!! *throws a bucket full of blogging confetti in your direction*

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    2. I bet it is!!! Aww, thank you!!! I'm glad I am, too!!! *Dances in confetti* You are too kind!!!!

      ~ Lily Cat (Boots) | lilycatscountrygirlconfessions.blogspot.com

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    3. Hey Ben!

      Just wanted to drop a note and see how you've been. I hope you and your family are well and that Camp Nano has been treating you fairly! ;)

      Also, Happy late Easter!!

      ~ Lily Cat (Boots) | lilycatscountrygirlconfessions.blogspot.com

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    4. Hi Boots!

      Thanks so much for checking up on me! Camp Nano has been great! I'm going to give y'all a update next week (I can't wait to start posting again!)

      Have a lovely day! <3

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  9. 😭 that’s sad! I’ll miss your posts! Have fun!

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  10. Have a good break! I hope it helps you feel refreshed. <33

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  11. Can't wait for you to come back, but I 100% understand! :)

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  12. Enjoy your break, girl!!! I may send you an email now and then to see how you're doing. :)

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    1. Thanks, I will! And thank you, that's so nice of you! <3

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  13. I'm a bit late, but I hope you're having a good blogging break, Brooklyne! It's true -- sometimes we just need to step away from some things for awhile and just be still, and focus on the potentially more important things in our life, like our relationships with our family, friends, and of course, most importantly, Jesus!

    I hope you get lots of writing and great things done during your break!! See you again soon! :D

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    1. Thank you, I am! And I totally agree 100%!

      Thanks for stopping by!! <3

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  14. Hey, just thought I'd let you know, I tagged you for a tag!

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