Thoughts on hobbies and writing

Guess what? I’m still busy with the Ruon Chronicles full outline. Thank goodness for Aeon Timeline and Scrivener! Okay, and I’m using Notion as well to a point for random jottings for ideas. Notion is awesome, by the way (not sponsored mentions).

So, I’ve also had a bird’s eye look at the overall outline and I think my mix of novels and novelettes/novellas will work better than just novels.

Besides working on Ruon Chronicles, I have been trying to not only read more, but also spend more time crafting (basically my way of self care and relaxation). I realise that it’s not yet Easter (and time for the various public holidays in April and May in South Africa) and I need to take better care of myself than I did last year when I basically burned out by September. Oops.

I am thinking, however, that I will make use of the holidays coming up to not only catch up on blogging, but also write a few Medium articles.

But, talking about self care, I share with you Loepsie’s most recent video. I agree with her completely that, a lot of the time, self care can be too focused on making the outside beautiful without really moving beyond that (although a long bath can be healing, obviously) to doing hobbies just for the sake of enjoying them.

Ok, honestly, I look at people who don’t really have a hobby (for example my one cousin) and I just want to say “How do you live?!” because my hobbies is one of the things that brings me a lot of joy and fulfillment. But I digress. Here’s Loepsie’s video — and be sure to check out her website as well!

Diving Deeper Into Self-Care by Loepsie

By Carin Marais

Bibliophile, writer of speculative fiction, non-fiction, and maybe-fiction, language practitioner, doer of stuff.

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