Saturday, 25 March 2017

Re-evaluating, revamping and rebranding

I've spent a lot of the last few months giving my life, my projects, my wants and needs, a long hard look at. Life continues to kick me while I'm down and as always I have to wonder how much that is because of wrong choices, and how much is just a long run of "bad luck". I have come to this point many times; I've made changes (significant and smaller), cut back on things, tried to take us in a whole new direction, but it just ends up being a "Groundhog Day" scenario.


That's just not good enough anymore!!! My kids, at least, deserve more from life. Thanks to a smorgasbord of mental health issues, working outside of the house on more than a casual basis, is out of the question (for the near future). And thanks to a number of incidents that all happened around Xmas, I no longer have the casual jobs that just kept us from fully downing last year. So now I determined this time to use my own talents to keep us afloat. This time I can't be flaky about it. This time I'll put what I can into it to make it work.

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This involves looking everything with fresh eyes; being brutally honest with myself, and working around a number of obstacles. So I'm rebranding myself and my projects. A new look, a new mission, and a new plan of action. Blogging will be central to it all; I am, after all, a writer. I'll be looking at new ways to help other creatives and work-at-home business owners, with promotion and marketing. And more.

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The Essential Bron Rauk-Mitchell will continue to be the HUB of all of my activities. One central place that sums up the essence of everything that I will be doing, and the other ventures will branch of from there (allowing people to keep up generally with what I am doing , and following specific projects that they have a deeper interest in without too much overlap). With that in mind updates here will be more frequent. But for now I'm rebranding myself across my social media platforms, and redesigning blogs and websites. I hope that you will continue to support me <3 <3 <3

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Writing Challenge 2017: An idea a day

Last year I committed to a story per day, but realised that with time and other projects that sometimes all I came up with was a line for a poem, a character, a name, a setting and so on. Each of those was a valuable addition to my writer's chest, and after time I just went with it. Some days I'd come up with several ideas, other days just the one. After my friend passed away the ideas came more slowly and I stopped the challenge all together.
While I was recording these ideas, I did so in a haphazard way; so this year I am keeping the ideas in a notebook dedicated to the challenge, and I will also update the blog regularly with my ideas. I'm expanding the challenge to include the photographs that I take (those that are reminders of ideas for settings etc). If nothing else, if/when the spark for writing returns I will have a treasure chest of ideas to sort through. And if the spark never returns I'll have a treasure chest of ideas to share with others in need of inspiration.
I received this pen and notebook for Xmas, so it seems timely to use them for the for the challenge. (photo thanks to my daughter, Scarey). I hope that you will join me in the challenge. There is no prize; just the satisfaction of building up a treasure trove of useable ideas.