"And above all watch with glittering eyes the world around you, because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." - Roald Dahl

14 January 2015



Yes, I know it's already been 2015 for two weeks, but it has taken me that long to get back into the swing of things. The 2014/2015 holidays were fantastic - we spent it in Cape Town with our families. I've uploaded some of the pics on twitter. (@carmen_botman78)

So what does this year have in store, then? 2014 was certainly jam-packed. You may have noticed this blog page having somewhat of an existential crisis, with a new look practically every week. Each time I think I've found 'the one,' I change my mind a few days later again - so please bear with me. There are a few other changes I am planning to make a well. Firstly, to not place too much pressure on myself with regards to writing. I will be working less as from next month (in my day job), so I will have more free time. I am hoping that the words will come - I don't want to have to force it. (Fingers crossed!) Strangely, with more time on my hands, I am planning on taking on less projects. I would much rather have a few well-finished projects than many unfinished projects. The latter is really not satisfying. And while I admire a bunch of writers out there (both Indie and Traditional), I will no longer force myself to complete tasks (i.e. novels) in the same manner in which they do. I've found that it causes undue stresses and pressure.
So with that, I invite 2015 in and I am  looking forward to an enjoyable year ahead. I hope you'll share it with me.

NOTE: In March I'll be attending the first ever SAIR BookFest (South African Indie Rocks). I'll let you know more about it right here.


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