Saturday, 28 November 2020

Organize my life as a Writer

Hello and yes this blog was written last year, when I began to write on these blogs again, and it feels like it wasn't that long ago, but reading it back, my writing strategy as changed, and wanted to update this post. 

Being a professional writer of many things including blogs, I do have to be somewhat organized and I have tried every system there is going, but only one works for me and that is scheduling via Google Calendar, my Notepad APP on my phone and living in a notebook. 

My A4b notebooks are my brain in words and brainstorming charts, as it is how I have found to be my way of planning, even if it is to others scattered.

I do use my blog schedule to help organize tasks and this includes times where I don't do writing, but research and planning out my TV work, and shows I am working on.

When it comes to working for yourself, it is good to have a support that will help still guide you, and I do have a manager and he has been the best gift I could have received for Christmas last year, because he was there when I needed someone the most and we will through the day talk to one another, so I don't fall under the ladder but keep going making sure that I do have intervals of breaks and focus on non writing work, aswell as writing. 

I have written some new EBooks and so if you would like to check these out you can on,, and they are under the name of Carrie Lee Holmes. 

Many thanks for reading,

Carrie  X 

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Saturday, 21 November 2020

Organizing for another end of year

I am very ready to move to a new year. There are some goodness coming my way again this year, but I am fearful of having another bad end of year, like the last one.

I have written a bit about this in my other two blogs on my sites that I share on Google Blogger and organizing for another end of year is something I like to do, to reflect on it and go through changes I want to make that will lead me into a positive new year, and what I truly want to get rid of.

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I am going to go through my clothes, my planners and my goals I set this year and next year, which I have done already and I have written about this on my site: Everyone Ca Build A Castle. I don't want my stuff in Epsom anymore where I was living and I want it to be given away apart from my Jewellery as I am ready for a fresh start. I want to live with my new love Lee and meet my other members of my family. 

I would like my books to be on TV and have more books published, and grow my blog sites.

A end of year means to me out of the old and in with the new, and so yes I am going to get be rid of all my stuff in Epsom because I know every time I look at it, it will bring back the memory of the last 5 years, which have not been good and I do have a new wardrobe and outfits to wear, I do have the shoes I love and so to organize for another end of year I am ready to be ruthless and let some things go. 

I have changed a lot by being very cagy, holding up my guard a lot, and weary of people as there are people who I was close to that ganged up on me. 

I do see friends as family, but can see that often the ones that put up a front and then mess you around when they want to meet up, I actually giving you a signal saying "I am only inviting you because you feel left out if we don't". Did I feel like that? Yes at times, because I don't like to exclude people myself if they are a good friend, but truthfully since those times when I have felt like that, it is more I like it when people say they want to meet you somewhere and stick to it, and not change it at last minute, mucking me about.

You know that when people do this, they are doing it, hoping that you give up and go home, and last year when meeting some friends my son took a tumble on the escalators and then we met them as I didn't want Henry to be let down, as soon as we left they took pictures of themselves as if we were never there. Okay so we had one photo together but they made a point of say "Look we had a better time without you".

True friendship means not cheating on them with their spouses, not mucking each other about, not allowing yourself be a shoulder to cry on when they do that for you and talking nastily about you, behind your back. 

So soon it will be Christmas and I have teamed up with Amazon to help them launch their Christmas Goods this year and here is a link to a video I have created, showing off their wonderful Advent Calendars.

I have also chosen my charity for this year that I would like to raise donations for. For the charity Tommy's who support families and raise awareness, who have experienced Stillbirths and Premature Births. Here is the link of my JustGiving page should you want to make a contribution:

Many thanks for reading,

Carrie X   

Tuesday, 10 November 2020

Organising my life to end this year in a bang

I want to the rest of this year to end with a bang, going on the fact at the beginning of this year I was not in a good place, and would like many things to happen.

Never stop organizing your life, as this helps stay on track of what you planned to achieve at the beginning of the year. I always like to write this kind of blog, because if I feel like I am falling off the rails, it gives me a chance to rein myself in, especially if I feel like I am trying to do too much again and recuperate. 

I have come to realise that it isn't about how much you can do at the same time, but focusing on one task at a time. I do organize my life into main three categories, Home, Work and Play. So I can focus sometime on my home, like do laundry, have a tidy up and any other errands, what work I want to get done and have some time listening to music, do a bit of reading or go for a walk outdoors some where.

I don't even consciously do it, I just work it out that way so I do get errands, work and some chill out time, like walking and talking, I just got into the habit of doing these three main things without thinking.

Having good positive habits on a daily basis helps you overall wellbeing, and when it becomes a habit that you don't even have to think about, you know you have organized your life well, and can keep going. 

However even writing is like my down time too, but when you have been writing all day it can make you tired, aswell as reading, and as humans with thrive on variety, rather doing the same thing all the time. Mix up your days too, but keeping to these main categories, and will help you in the long run. 

So I am going to do a bit more work, then do some reading and then have a well earned cup of coffee or a hot chocolate. 

Many thanks for reading, 

Carrie X