Sunday Post #3 A Hint of Autumn

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted at @ Caffeinated Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news ~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme.

This week has been a strange one. I feel like I’ve been writing a lot (everyday bar one) but I haven’t actually published a lot – but that’s okay, you don’t have to publish everyday.

I think the key to it all is having a backlog of things ready to publish, so when you have days where you don’t want to write – you can still have that presence. I mean, I think that’s how it works, but what would I know…

I’ve been concentrating heavily on growing my audience over on Medium, which is proving to be difficult! I got my first ever payment this month which totaled $1.34 which I thought was quite impressive for my first month, having only posted 8 articles. Their system of paying their writers is far more efficient than WordPress and fair – it’s not reliant on AD revenue at all, but people reading your writing and interacting with you. I think eventually I may fully transition over there, but that won’t be any time soon, and I’ll always keep this blog in some capacity.

I’ve been enjoying witnessing the slow beginnings of Autumn. As soon as we came back from wild camping it seemed that overnight we had already transitioned into Autumn, with darker nights and crisper mornings. I’m the kind of person who thrives in the Autumn so I really look forward to it, no more oppressive heat and sweaty days. But it’s also my birthday next week, and one of the first times I’m not looking forward to it.. as I’ll be 23 and that seems just a little too old for my liking.

This Week on the Blog (not much, granted)

What I’ve Learned from Writing Book Reviews

Should Book-Lovers be Boycotting Goodreads?

This Week – Elsewhere

Why You Should Read More Literary Fiction From the Library, Medium

Dealing with Self Doubt as a New Writer The Innovation, Medium

Climate Change Is Real, but so Is Classism, Backbench UK

Currently Reading

I’m actually reading the same titles as I was last week, but very near the end of both! So I’m still reading, Alone Together, which I really love, it’s been fascinating to read a more American experience of the pandemic and how writers have been able to write about it in a number of ways – through personal stories, reflections and poetry.

I’m half way through Salvation Station, which again I’m really enjoying. It took me a while to get into at first as there was a lot going on but I’m really into it now and am gradually making the connections between characters.

I unfortunately gave up on Contacts, not because I disliked the story or anything like that, I was just struggling with the content. It’s a book about suicide and how that plays out on the people you know, and it was just a little too close to home for me so I decided to stop reading it. Maybe in a year or so I’ll pick it up again and be able to enjoy it better. Remember, there’s never any shame in giving up on a book, sometimes it just happens.

Favourite Articles of the Week

September Thoughts ~ beetleypete

What They Don’t Tell You About Being A Travel Writer ~ Stuart Danker, I Write Stuff

How to Mine Your Life for Story Ideas ~ Ashley Shannon, Medium

How Reading Fiction Can Make You A Better Ally ~ Casira Copes, Medium

How Journaling in Public Is Changing My Life ~ Sílvia Bastos, Medium

Have a great week!

Please note – this post does contain Amazon affiliate links and if you choose to use them, I will earn a small fee but this doesn’t impact my review in anyway.


  1. beetleypete says:

    Thanks for the much-appreciated mention of my post.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. violetdaniels97 says:

      No problem! I love reading your blog!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Aww, I’m honoured to be part of your favourite posts of the week. Thanks for the plug, Violet! I truly appreciate it.

    Liked by 1 person

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