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Manic Monday Landing on Planet Simon

So here we are again – another Monday morning and a whole load of challenges ahead. As it seems this year in the UK Autumn started the minute September came, this makes getting the house and garden ready for winter all that more problematic as I try and avoid the deluges. This coupled with finishing off the shower room has given more more than I need to keep me out of trouble and away from my writing – this is frustrating! But saying this Autumn is my favorite time of year!

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With the weather closing in though the hope that writing time will come the crappy weather isn’t unreasonable. I know Sacha is holding me to my target and I’m very aware of this!

Speaking of Sacha, if you guys don’t know the @BloggersBash is now running the weekly #BloggersBashChat. It’s a fun and interesting way to connect with other bloggers and we’re even pulling some bloggers from their Bloggers site to WordPress on the back of this. Have a look and make sure you’re ready to chat between 7pm and 8pm UK time to take part.

I’m still trying to get my promised projects into posts for you, this is I’m sorry to say more drawn out than a speech in Florence. Thanks for being great bloggies though.

Along with this are some of the regular musings and sharing from life as we know it. Also make sure you keep up in my other places on the interweb:

Planet Simon Facebook Page

Twitter

Instagram

Pinterest

Stumbledupon 

Wattpad

Thanks guys – keep smiling and writing!

Simon 🙂

 

 

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5 Reasons I Didn’t Read Your Blog Post

Hi guys, sorry I’ve not been about much this week. I just found Elena on the bloggers bash chat Twitter page and this great post on what we makes us read a blog post. Certainly much of what she says here I can relate to.
Great post btw Elena, I hope you don’t mind me reblogging.

Simon ☺️

Elena Peters

Everyday, I probably read a hundred blog posts. I really enjoy it. There are some amazing writers out there sharing fabulous content. They inspire me and often spark an idea for my next blog post. I know, I am really bad at commenting and I’m really sorry to all of you for that but I’m much more a social media gal so most times, I will comment on your post within the social media platform I found you.

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The Problem Perspective

I’m giving some of my old posts some new life, looking back I’m copying and where needs be re-touching some of my old posts. It’s going to be interesting to see where I was at then and what I wrote:

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The world we live in is large, amazing, terrifying and wonderful. We are so small by comparison and when problems get to us we can forget this. I’ve found recently that my perspective on the problems in my life needed to change.

I’ve been going through a rage of numerous problems for some months now, from the personal to the professional. Sometimes it seemed too much to cope with. The way I was looking at those problems was making it worse and dragging me down. Thinking about this and and I decided that changing the way I look at the problem could help immensely.

I recently decided that being human being (haha) with a brain that can think and solve problems, is a good mental attitude to adopt of dealing with life’s ups and down. Changing my attitude and I’m looking at life in a more positive light, focusing on the the good things in it and not giving up has helped me immensely recently.

I’m not saying that this is an attitude we should all adopt, because everyone is different and that what makes people good at working out problems – our ability to act in different ways benefits us.

Simon 🙂

 

E. Denise Billups: My Guest Author. Professional Dancer and Wall Street Financier Turned Suspense Thriller Author

A great post featuring my friend Denise who says she’s not a prolific writer but I’m not so sure…

Simon 🙂

Jane Risdon

My Guest Author today is E. Denise Billups

E. Denise Billups

An author with a rare mixture of Southern and Northern charm, E. Denise Billups was born in Monroeville Alabama and raised in New York City where she currently resides and works in finance. A burgeoning author of fiction, she’s published two suspense novels, Chasing Victory, By Chance, and a supernatural short story, The Playground. An avid reader of mystery and suspense novels, she was greatly influenced by authors of that genre. When she’s not writing or reading, you can generally find her training for road races and marathons. She’s a fitness fanatic who loves physical challenges of all types (running, biking, yoga, dance, and more) a discipline she uses to facilitate the creative writing process.

Currently, she’s working on her third suspense novel: A Blog Affair – Coming Summer 2017

Let’s find out more about her and her writing:

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