10.04.2012

The Evolution of the Daily Connoisseur (and How I Spend My Days)

The Daily Connoisseur is constantly evolving and many of you have noticed that the videos are playing a starring role in the content of the blog. This is completely intentional. I love doing the videos and I hope you love to watch them! It's a great creative outlet for me (I did start out my career in Theatre after all!) and it is a fun way to communicate with you.

Even though I only post once a week, I put a lot of effort and energy into this blog. It is not just finding the time to shoot the videos, I also edit them, and for the most part I compose the music in them (on my MacBookPro in Garage Band, for those wondering). A lot of thought goes into each and every detail.

With regard to writing, I write every day— when my children nap during the day or at night when they are asleep (it varies). What am I writing? My future books! Writing books has always been my dream and what an amazing thing that I am finally able to realize this dream. I never take a break from writing, it is done every single day, even if it is only for 10 minutes. My writing mentor, Al Watt, taught me to write every day, even Sunday, and that's what I've done ever since.

Does this mean I won't have essays on the Daily Connoisseur? Not at all. This blog will continue to evolve as I do. Who knows what's in store for us...

Right now is the most exciting time of my life. I am thoroughly enjoying being a mother. My children are my priority right now. I'm a stay at home mom, with them every day, doing the best job in the world I can do and loving every moment (even the hard ones). I can't even believe that my youngest will be 5 months old in a few days time. It is shocking me how fast time is flying.

Also with the release of Lessons from Madame Chic right around the corner a lot of other exciting things are happening. I'm looking forward to promoting my book and starting this new chapter in my career. Right now it's all about finding a delightful balance and rhythm to life and the way it's all evolving now feels magnificent.

I am planning many exciting companion videos for Lessons from Madame Chic that will air in about a month's time and will address many of your requests with them (can we say 10 Item Wardrobe??).

So I will continue to work on the blog, write my books and enjoy my family and I want to thank all of you for your support along the way.

A note on emails
I love to hear from readers and want to thank everyone who has reached out to me in the past. I used to be able to respond to each query but now due to the high volume of emails I'm receiving I'm not always able to respond. The best way to contact me (and get a response!) is via Twitter or Facebook.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend... Monday's post and video is about a subject very near to my heart. See you then!

P.S.
For all of you writers out there, my writing mentor, Alan Watt, has published books from his 90-Day Novel series. His teachings have been instrumental in writing my own books.

The 90-Day Novel: Unlock the Story Within

and

The 90-Day Rewrite: The Process of Revision

Both are amazing books that help you get the words on the page. Enjoy!

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11 comments:

Norwegian Wood Girl said...

Truly, it doesn't matter what medium you choose to connect with us, as long as you do :-) And you're gracious enough to reply as much as you can - I can vouch for that - you've replied to my tweets many-a-times.
But thank you for this post. It shows that you think about your readers. Your genuineness shines through. xx

Clare said...

I love the videos Jennifer, they are such a personal way to share your thoughts and a great way to engage us with your topic. I so appreciate the time and energy you put into this blog and I love hearing your thoughts, in whatever medium :)

Kathryn Bechen Ink said...

Congrats on the upcoming release of your book Jennifer and I hope you are having a wonderful time as a Mom of your second little one. You look darling in your videos! And kudos to you for writing every single day! Please let me know if you would like me to review your book (on my blog) when it comes out, as you did for me. I am happy to say that my book has become an international Amazon bestseller in several countries so thank you for helping me spread the word about living well in small spaces via your blog review. Wishing you continued success and happiness! Author Kathryn Bechen

Elizabeth Lukes said...

The happier we are, the faster time goes by! I enjoy watching your evolution.

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

A future book!
That is exciting...
I was a stay at home mom for many years and I feel it was my most important role. Those years flew by and I have two wonderful adult children and many fond memories.

Take care Jennifer,
Hostess

Rebecca said...

Be true to yourself and your family first Jennifer! I love the videos as much as the essays. I noticed another favorite blogger of mine is doing a lot of videos and they are so entertaining. I look forward to your continuing evolution! xo

Sandy said...

You go girl! You know what is the most important thing. The precious time with your family and your writing. I remember when my children were young, I had to limit what I could do. We will always be interested in what you do, no matter the medium.

Rayna St. Pierre said...

I'm with Sandy, the commenter above. Bravo with everything you've done so far - I predict only continued success in all your endeavors! Good for you Jennifer, and enjoy those little ones!

The Daily Connoisseur said...

Thank you everyone! It is so great to hear from all of you... thanks for your support. You are very appreciated. Hope you all have a great week! xx

LR @ Magnificent or Egregious said...

Looking forward to upcoming posts, I remember when you announced your book was going to be released by your publisher and now it's almost here! Seems so long ago now!

Dee J said...

Thanks for sharing this behind the scenes view of the Daily Connoisseur! Your life + your work are very inspiring. Best wishes to you + your family.

 
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