Ko-Fi!

elle turpittYep, I have finally started a Ko-Fi. I’m doing quite a lot at the moment, including this blog, beta-reading through Fiverr, and editing for/contributing to Dead Head Reviews. I’m also hoping to join the Society for Editors and Proofreaders, as well as perhaps taking a course or two through them to increase my editing skills, hopefully this year.

Thing is, as many people will be aware, in different ways these sort of things all take money. Although I work full-time, I’m not financially secure. I’m currently working on getting out of my overdraft, and the funds from things like Fiverr are contributing a little towards that, but money also needs to go towards maintaining this site. I also can’t take on as much work through Fiverr as I’d like – again, working full-time, and I need some downtime for myself, too.

Anyway! The point being, I know I’m not going to make a whole lot from having a Ko-Fi, but right now I am glad it’s set up and available just in case. So if you do like the random words I somehow string together on my blog, if you enjoy the stuff I do for Dead Head Reviews, please consider visiting my Ko-Fi page. Or sharing it, if you wouldn’t mind.

And of course, if you’re a writer yourself and would like to see what I do through that gig, please feel free to get in touch if you want to discuss it more.

If there are specific reasons you currently wouldn’t donate – if there are ways you think I could improve – please let me know that, too. I write this blog not just myself but for the lovely people who follow me, too, so if there are ways to make that better I’m always opening to listening.

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Blogtober Day 3: Bookish Autumn Bucket List

Blogtober Day ThreeDay One: My Spooky TBR

Day Two: October Releases

Anniek’s Library: Challenge List

I don’t usually do bucket lists, mainly because if there is something I want to do, I don’t like setting a time limit on it. It makes me feel awful if it’s not completed, and I have been really busy lately.

But, okay. I’m going to make this a sort of writing & bookish list.

Read creepy/spooky stuff. As you can tell from my Day One list, I have a lot of good horror to read. I’ve just finished Whisper’s In The Dark, and there’s plenty more for me to dig into next. I’m currently reading Under My Hat, and hopefully will get that finished soonish.

Edit, edit, edit. Not my own work, but things have been picking up for my Fiverr beta reading gig, and I’m honing my skills as an editor. I’m not far off levelling up!

Birthday! Yep, my birthday falls sort of autumn, right on the cusp of autumn and winter (November 12th). This year, I’ll be spending it in Disney Paris with my amazing boyfriend, and it’ll definitely feel more like winter there with all the Christmas decs up. And hopefully, the coach to the airport + flight will include lots of reading! I’ve got the Frozen Twisted Tales lined up ready for it.

Write! I’ve recently been working on a couple of horror short stories, one that I hope to submit to an amazing horror podcast I absolutely love, one where the idea dug in and wouldn’t let go, and another I hope will be the start of a horror story collection. So we’ll see how that goes.

Unfortunately I don’t have any annual leave from work this month, so I’m relying on evening and weekends to get stuff done. We’ll see how it goes, but you can probably guess (especially if you follow me on Twitter) what I’m most excited for!

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