Saturday, 23 January 2016

Too much!

I've been talking to my husband tonight, mainly about the fact that I am constantly exhausted, from working from 7 in the morning to 10:30 at night everyday of the week. The reason I have been doing this, is because I have been reading, reviewing, blogging, writing a novel and of course homeeducstion my son, like crazy. 

This month I have read and reviewed 28 books. Written around 13 blog posts, which combined totals around 24,043 words. Created three blog post banners, written 22,822 words on my current novel and of course spent quite a lot of time blog commenting, lesson planning for my son and of course working with him on his lessons. 

I'm shattered and I think something has to give because my poor hubby is barely getting any attention, and I've badly strained my neck an injury the doctor says I need to rest but which I have been unable to do, due to constantly being on the computer, which seems to be what makes the pain worse.

So, I have been talking about what I can cut back with my husband and we both feel that I need to cut out some of the blog posts. For this reason I will be cutting out the news in review posts and only be reviewing on my blog, the books that I have enjoyed. Shorter reviews will be done for those I haven't enjoyed on goodreads. The this day in history post will also be being axed. 

My blog as a result will only have two planned posts a week, those being, my life in books on a Wednesday, reviewing, of course, only he books I have enjoyed and the my week in review posts on a Friday. 

I will of course still be doing the Insecure writers support group posts on the first Wednesday of every month, as well as random posts whenever I feel I have something of worth to post about. 

Hopefully by doing this I will have shorter more easy to manage days. 

Well that's it from me, for now. 

Love and hugs all 
Joss xx


  1. Blogging should be fun, so when it starts to interfere with your life (and your health) then it's definitely time to take a step back. I've never posted to a schedule, but there are always people around ready to read. Take care :-)

  2. Blogging and social media are always the first things I cut back on when I need to prioritize. I really hope the new schedule will help you. Wishing you all the best and I hope you feel better soon:)

  3. Totally understandable, Jossie. Your relationship and family must come first. Having said that, hope you join us on IWSG Wednesday.

  4. I'm glad you were able to prioritize. Life can get so overwhelming if we don't just take control and say enough is enough. That's why I dropped down to blogging once a week. It's doable around everything else.