CONFESSION: I’ve been in a creative slump.
This is not meant to be a pessimistic post, I promise you. Blogging has been a joy for me; the people I’ve met, the books I’ve read, and the lessons I’ve learned have enriched my life greatly, but at the same time it is also difficult for me to keep up. Lately I’ve been feeling like my blog hasn’t been getting a good engagement.
I’ve also been growing tired of my bookstagram account @camilleareads and have taken a break from it. I used to post a lot of creative shots there but it’s hard to keep that rhythm steady when your posts don’t get much attention. Most days I think of just posting any picture because all I want to be able to do is share my life and talk about books without thinking if my pictures are pretty enough.
This means I might be more minimalist in the pictures I take as I want to focus more of my energy on Twitter and my blog.
My partner and I took a small trip to Baguio City, Philippines at the end of September! The break was EVERYTHING I needed. The place reminded me so much of home with its cool & crisp air, the misty mornings & chilly walks at night, and the food! I came home with jars of strawberry jam and strawberry wine. Yes, I was a very happy girl.
Goal: Finish 50k on WIP
Verdict: Reached 46,746
I had initially anticipated my Ghoul WIP to be 50,000 words but as I progressed further with the story, I realized that this wasn’t enough! At most, I believe, my story might end up with 60,000 to 70,000 words.
Goal: Read 10 Books
Verdict: Read 7 books, and 14 volumes of a manga!
I’m gonna say that should mean I’ve achieved my goal! I’m really happy with these numbers.
Goal #3: Read 2 non-fiction books
Goal #4: Create four WIP aesthetics
I’m starting up a small bookish shop on RedBubble! I already have two designs uploaded but won’t be announcing the shop until I have one more done which will feature my own poetry! I’ll be announcing the shop via Twitter once everything is to my satisfaction.
BOOKS I READ
Tokyo Ghoul – Volumes 1 to 14 by Sui Ishida
OUT & ABOUT
How was your September? What’s new in your life?
What are you looking forward to this October?
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