Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Plans For Katz Tales

I've been meaning to make some changes and June 2012 is where they start.

First, I'm going back to school.  Next month I go back to my roots and will build on my very ancient psychology degree by training as a hypnotherapist. 

In 1 year I hope to have an International Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis and to be practicing in the fields of building self-confidence and lifestyle changes like changing your diet and quitting smoking.  (I've done both in the last year, so that's a start!) In 2 years time I want to have a Practitioners Diploma and be specialised in helping rape and incest victims.

At the same time, I'm keeping up the usual work routine by writing my regular newspaper columns and magazine articles but I also plan to expand by publishing some Katz Tales ebooks.  Now I've had some time to explore ebooks with iPad, I think I know what's needed.  I hope to have 3 books out by end July.  I'm not sure how self-publishing will work in terms of payoff but I think I'm ready to have a go.

And of course I shall have to be at the beck and call of the fuzzies, so it's going to be a busy time.


In terms of this blog, it means I will have to cut back on my commenting.  Some of you may have noticed that I have been commenting less in the last few months.  I do visit about 60 blogs every week but now I only take time to comment on those whose writers leave comments on my blog.  Yup, it's mean but I have limited time.

Wish me luck?

And to finish, these pics show what dinner time is like here.  I made T-man some Dutch butter-fried pork with nutmeg and French beans but he had to share with those shameless beggars Au and Target.  Guido was out for a walk but he got a treat when he returned. 

After years of effortless cat discipline in our house, all rules are now shot!

29 comments:

catsynth said...

Wow, it sounds like you have a lot of exciting things coming up soon. We at CatSynth wish you the best of luck with them! :)

Photo Cache said...

good luck on your new adventure, cat mama. we purr for your success.

emma and buster

Joy E. Saga said...

Can't wait for your e-book! The kitties at home are the same too... asking for treats each time they see me :p

Declan said...

Well that sounds fantastic & very exciting. Mum & I wish you loads of luck! Deccy x

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty E,
My Mama is also helping some friends sell their self published books through her charity shop. Just keep some stock in the shop and we also sell online. So, you might want to consider her avenue. We can work out the P&L terms. purrr...meow!

Purrfect Haven said...

that all sounds really exciting! visiting 60 blogs weekly is no mean feat! We don't manage that. Totally understand about the commenting... life is to be lived and time is a precious resource. Good luck with all you are doing and we look forward to reading more about it! love Helen, Darcy and Bingley xxx

Old Kitty said...

Busy and exciting times ahead for you!!! GOOD LUCK and all the best with your amazing plans! The blogging is like a fun distraction so no worries about that - just have a great time!!

Yay for Target, Au and Guido! Rules?!?! What rules?!!? LOL! Take care
x

sully86 said...

all the best to you and your endeavors...

Fuzzy Tales said...

Wow, what an exciting adventure you're embarking on! We're wishing you the best of luck!

As for blogging/commenting...Heck, we've cut back on blogging A LOT since late fall/early winter, and sometimes just can't get around to commenting at all. There are too many other things going on...at least for the human typist. :-)

Katie Isabella said...

Good luck my dear friend. Love to the boys. xoxox

ElinaMK said...

Katz Tales e-books?!? Put me on your waiting list please, I will DEFINITELY buy them!!! All the best in your endeavours Ellen, I'm sure T-Man and the fuzzies will be your support.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We hope you do well with your new venture into e books and your course of Clinical Hypnosis and also wish you well with your writing.
Best wishes Sue (Hannah and Lucy's servant)

Tamago said...

Oh you have wonderful plans ahead!! How great you will learn to become a hypnotherapist and help others. And 3 books by the end of July - sounds like you will be very busy but how exciting! Best wishes for your new start!

Brian said...

We sure do wish you all the best! Just let us know that all is well from time to time!!,

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Sounds like a big plan - but we applaud your enthusiasm and energy. Lots of luck to you from us.

Never worry about visiting us, just stop by once in a while and say hi:)

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Katnip Lounge said...

Good for you to embark on something new! As long as the Katz don't suffer a single iota of neglect, that is.

Hubby and several friends were successful in quitting smoking via hypnotherapy; it works!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

This is big news. Blogging is great, but real life is better. Mixing the two is the best. :)

Sounds like you are going to be very busy. Wishing you great success with everything.

The Island Cats said...

Well, you sure are going to be busy! But it will lead to good things! We wish you all the best!! We know you can do it!!

meowmeowmans said...

Wow, that is a lot of new stuff. Purrs and prayers for success in everything you're planning to do. We can hardly wait to read those Katz Tales e-books! :)

Hugs!

Lorenza said...

I am sure you are going to do it grrrreat!
Good luck!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Barbara said...

How exciting! Enjoy the course and I wish you every success with your ambitions. As long as you keep us up to date with the kitty news of course... although I'm sure Au would give you a severe talking to if you didn't :O)

m.q said...

good luck Ellen!!

hugs and pursss..
BoBo Salem
Meow Meow Family

Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

Wow! You are one very busy lady! we wish you the best of luck on all your upcoming endeavors.

Purrs
Woofs
Hugs
From all of us.

The Whiskeratti said...

We wish you the best of luck! You definitely have a very full plate ahead of you.

Gattina said...

Wow what a program ! Training to be a hypnotherapist ! Please tell me if it also works on cats ;) !

Dianne said...

do they nibble on toes too :)

you have so many exciting things going on!
brava

lupie said...

Sounds like exciting time ahead!
Good Luck!!!

Donna Heber said...

Hi Ellen,

It sounds like you are starting a new chapter in your life. I wish you all the best and I am excited for you!

Splendid Little Stars said...

wishing you much success!!