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Still havenโ€™t found that perfect Valentine gift?

Don’t despair! You’ve still got plenty of time to download the Unravelled ebook and look super organised and utterly romantic. โค๏ธ

Click here to get started.

Just call me Cupid. ๐Ÿ˜˜

– B xo

Posted in My Journey, News & Events

End of Year Wrap Up, New Yearโ€™s Resolutions And Blogversary! ๐ŸŽ‰

Hello, hello, hello and welcome to 2019 everyone! ๐ŸŽ‰

I hope this new year finds you all well and raring to go with the adventures this year will bring.

However, before I get fully stuck into 2019, I want to tie up a few loose ends, let you know my resolutions and celebrate another blogversary! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

The end of 2018 was such a whirlwind of awesomeness that I ran out of time to do my wrap ups! ๐Ÿ˜‚ Therefore on reflection I don’t think they’ll be something I’ll be carrying on with in 2019. However, for those of you who have a good memory will remember, one of my resolutions from last year was the finish what I started. So here I am, doing just that…

SEPTEMBER

I went on holiday.

The annual family holiday was pure bliss. โ˜€๏ธ Taking little Bobby away with us too was just perfect. It’s lovely to get away just as summer fades to autumn.

I also managed to crochet a top in two days whilst on this holiday and I purchased a lot of wool. ๐Ÿคซ (What can I say? My Mother is a bad influence. ๐Ÿ˜‰)

I went to Yarndale!

I know I’ve already blogged about this, but my wrap up wouldn’t be complete without mentioning it. What a wonderful day it was! I’m already planning my trip for next year. Who’s with me? If you’re a yarnivore and you’ve never been to Yarndale, I definitely recommend it!

OCTOBER

It was my birthday!

And I was treated like a princess! ๐Ÿ‘‘ Afternoon tea at the RSC, incredibly thoughtful gifts and lots and lots of love. Getting older isn’t so bad when it comes with days like that. ๐Ÿ’• Thank you to everyone who played a part in making my day so special.

I got my first tattoo!

Ever since I signed my publishing contract I knew I wanted a book tattoo. Books have always been a huge part of my life and Unravelled just sealed the deal. However fear had been putting me off for the best part of year. However, with some forward thinking from one of my bestest babes, I was booked in and well, I am utterly in love with the end result. It’s everything I ever wanted and more. โค๏ธ

I finished my second pattern test.

The Grecian Top I crocheted for the lovely homemadebymarcie. ๐Ÿ’• Never have I had such lovely compliments about my body whilst modelling anything. ๐Ÿ˜‚ It was a definitely a confidence booster! You can purchase the pattern for this top now from Marcie’s Etsy store.

I went pumpkin picking!

I ticked another thing off of the bucket list last October by finally going pumpkin picking! It was fun activity gearing up toHalloween and I had a great time picking and then carving a ghost pumpkin!

NOVEMBER

I had my ebook launch!

Again, something I know I posted about already, but this was a fun one. I had a great time celebrating the launch of Unravelled as an ebook during our online party across Facebook and Instagram! Thanks again if you tuned in, we had such a giggle. And remember, if you haven’t got your copy already, Unravelled in ebook format is a bargain price of just ยฃ3.99. Available now from the Amazon Kindle Store!

I won NaNoWriMo!!!!

Again this is something I’ve already blogged about but it was such a personal achievement for me that I had to give it another shout out. I wrote a novel in a month. Yes it’s a mess, yes it’s no where near publishable but it exists. It’s on paper, I have a first draft and it’s longer than Unravelled. Now I know what the whole thing entails, I’m not sure it will be an annual affair, but for anyone wanting to give National Novel Writing Month a go I advise a month of dedication! You’ve got to be prepared to write every day. Because I know if I’d have fallen even just one full day behind, I would have been toast! If you fancy reading a bit more about my NaNoWriMo novel, the synopsis and an excerpt are still available on my NaNoWriMo profile.

I completed my Doctor Strange cosplay!

A year’s worth of crochet paid off on the 25th November as I attended the MCM Comicbook Convention in Birmingham in full Doctor Strange crocheted cosplay! I was so proud of myself putting it all on together and I had some really lovely comments on the day. ๐Ÿ’•

DECEMBER

December is always a crazy month for me. The Christmas madness kicks in and I always end up disappearing of the radar for a little while. This year was no different, however, I did try my best to fully embrace the festive season as best as I could so here we are…

I crocheted a peacock!

A bit of bizarre project for the time of year, but it was a special request. However, he went down a treat. The pattern I used was from Moji Moji Designs on Etsy, I definitely recommend checking out her store for super cute crochet!

I visited a German Christmas Market.

I had a lovely evening full of yummy food and drink and even picked up a really cute pair of mistletoe earrings. Which swiftly became my staple jewellery piece for the rest of the festive season!

I made a festive door hanging!

I took a couple years away from my annual festive foliage night, however I went back this Christmas, but was terrified I forgotten everything! However, apart from an unfortunate instance of the bottom falling out, I was proud as punch with the result. It’s actually still on the door! It’s just too pretty to take down straight away…

I went to see Elf on stage.

And I got so enthralled in it all that I forgot to take any pictures! ๐Ÿคช However, it was a magical experience and really helped me get into the festive spirit. I also got to watch Martine McCutcheon perform live during the festive season. Bonus.

Bobby thoroughly enjoyed his first Christmas and I got spoilt rotten.

Another tradition I’ll be skipping on the blog this year is my Christmas haul. I was absolutely spoilt rotten and a) I think I’d actually make my phone explode with all the pictures but also b) I had such a lovely quiet one that I don’t want to take away from anything by splashing it all over social media and having other people judge. (However, I’m sure inevitably things will crop up on my Instagram feed, so if you genuinely are interested, keep an eye out on there.) All in all it though it was a lovely, super cosy day and I’m actually kinda gutted it’s all over and done with now, if I’m honest. Again, thank you to everyone who played a part in making my Christmas a special one, you’re all angels worthy of sitting a top a tree. โญ๏ธ

And there we have it, all up to date and ready for 2019!

And with the New Year came my 4th Blogversary! Honestly, I don’t know where the time goes. But it’s been amazing to look back and watch my journey unfold through these blogs. ๐Ÿ’• And with another exciting year ahead, I determined to keep it up.

So what can we expect from brionymarshallauthor in 2019?

Well…

As I mentioned earlier, I’m going to scrap the monthly wrap ups this year and instead just blog about something when it’s fresh and happening to keep you all more in the loop.

I also have two New Year’s resolutions that will most likely shape my content for 2019:

    Read more Chick Lit! – The hobby that suffered the most in 2018 was definitely my reading. Plus I definitely feel I could be more well read in my own genre, so I’ve given myself the aim this year of reading six chick lit books. Any recommendations? Be sure to send them my way!
    Write the first draft of book 2! – NaNoWriMo was definitely me joining the writer gym for a month. I knew a new manuscript was on the horizon but I was scared to jump right in after having such a long break from novel writing. However, after my NaNoWriMo success I’m ready to bring it on!

And there was go. I hope you enjoyed this mammoth post! And if you stayed with me all the way to the end then you definitely deserve a brownie point! ๐Ÿ˜‚

So once again Happy New Year everyone and if you have any resolutions of your own I’d love to hear all about them in the comments. ๐Ÿฅณ

– B xo

Posted in My Journey, Unravelled

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Merry Christmas Everyone! ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ‰I hope you’re all having a wonderful time. ๐Ÿ’•

Our little Bobby is having the time of his life, with it being his first Christmas and all. He was especially excited to see that Santa Paws had been! ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป๐Ÿพ (Making his stocking this year was just the cutest thing!)

I was spoilt yet again this year. ๐Ÿ’• A big thank you to everyone who played a part in making my Christmas so special. ๐Ÿฅฐ One particular gift that I wasn’t expecting at all was the boyf treating me to a new Amazon Fire! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ It was such a lovely surprise!

If like me, you were treated to a new tablet or e-reader this year, don’t forget Unravelled is available now on the Amazon ebook store for the bargain price of ยฃ3.99!And what better time of year to snuggle up with a cosy chick lit than right now!

Just click the link below to purchase your copy today. ๐Ÿ˜Š

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Unravelled-Briony-Marshall/dp/1999866908

And whatever traditions you hold for the festive season, relax and enjoy! I’ll most likely catch up with you all again at new year!

Seasons Greetings. ๐ŸŽ„

– B xo

Posted in My Journey, News & Events, Unravelled

Unravelled E-book Available Now!

I just want to say a massive thank you to everyone who came to my online launch party Thursday night. ๐Ÿ’• Here’s a screenshot from the beginning of the Insta Live, wine in hand! Safe to say we had a fabulous time! ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป Special thanks to my girls Ellesse and Kyah for being such stars! โœจ(I literally could not have it done it without you!)

Itโ€™s official, Unravelledโ€™s e-book is now available in the Amazon Kindle store! ๐Ÿฅ‚๐ŸŽ‰

Check it out on the link below!

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B07K1YFJSN/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=&sr=

– B xo

Posted in My Journey, News & Events, Unravelled

Unravelled E-book Party Invite! ๐ŸŽ‰

Here we go everyone, the invite youโ€™ve all been waiting for, itโ€™s the Unravelled e-book launch party! ๐ŸŽ‰

So hereโ€™s the plan:

The launch will be on 1st November 2018. (Unravelledโ€™s first birthday! ๐ŸŽ‚)

8:30pm โ€˜til 9pm – Iโ€™ll be live on Facebook. (www.facebook.com/brionymarshallauthor)

9pm โ€˜til 9:30pm – Iโ€™ll be live on Instagram. (www.instagram.com/brionymarshallauthor)

Iโ€™d love it if you dropped by and said “Hi” ๐Ÿ‘‹ . Maybe even join me in raising a glass to celebrate? ๐Ÿท Either way, Iโ€™ll be there answering your questions, sipping rosรจ and celebrating Unravelledโ€™s digital age! ๐ŸŽ‰

Be sure to leave your RSVP in the comments. I canโ€™t wait to party with you all soon! ๐ŸŽŠ๐Ÿท๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป๐ŸŽ‚

– B xo

Posted in My Journey, News & Events, Unravelled

E-book Release Announcement! ๐ŸŽ‰

For #throwbackthursday this week Iโ€™m pulling this moment from the archives; the moment I sent the final draft of Unravelled to my kindle for my last ever read through before it went to print! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

I remember how once the document was open, it felt like I was reading an e-book straight from Amazon, already published, already out there in the big wide world. ๐ŸŒŽI know it sounds crazy, but it was one of the first moments I actually saw Unravelled as a โ€œbookโ€.

Well today, I am very excited to announce that that day dream is about to become a reality. Unravelled’s 1st birthday is coming up and I thought what better way to celebrate than with the release of it’s e-book!

So on November 1st 2018, I will be celebrating the e-book release of Unravelled with an online party across my social media and you’re all invited!๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰ (Expect: wine, q&as and lots of knitting!)

More details to follow over the next couple of days. ๐Ÿ‘€

– B xo