Emo the Emotional Elf update, #author #christmas #elves #emotions #anxiety #autism #mentalhealth

Hi all wishing you a beautiful new week ahead.

Still very much a waiting game for the book many thoughts are in my head new ideas, like an endless ticking clock waiting to strike the midnight bell and bring a new day.

A new day to learn more a new day to bring about change which is what the book is about it still brings smiles and laughs to me each day even if the day is difficult I think back to the time I was sat down thinking up ideas for elf mischief. I loved slowly drawing more of the family into the story by adding little snippets of them as I see them.

I love sharing and talking about it online, because the people it has drawn my way some I am still getting to know, some sharing Thier own stories and pictures of Thier families with me.

I have made some really cool new friends who have a positive impact on my life, the uplifting messages received mean an awful lot.

Thank you for all who follow my posts or like them, I love reading what you all write too. There are so many people out Thier who also have many challenges to face maybe now and again maybe everyday or even multiple times a day.

I will carry on writting and sharing, learning more as I go, growing as a Person and author, if only determination and passion for what you truly beileve in was enough to make a situation change around quicker. My life would be so much easier.

I would like to see a change that all our young kids have hope and safety and somewhere to go that doesn’t envolve feeling hopelessness, an out let that everyone becomes envolvement in lifting them and showing them the possibilities they have for a better life.

The Emotional support to understand themselves there mental and emotional health is as important as Thier physical health.

For kids from a young age to understand all emotions and how to handle them safely for their own sense of self to build friendships and meaningful relationships with others,

I talk about these things with my children alot, what’s ok and not ok.

Have a beautiful evening

All my love

Faye xx

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Emo the Emotional Elf update, #christmas #book #emotions #elves #author #autism #anxiety #mentalhealth

IMG_20181031_160330403.jpgHi all, hope you are all doing great.

It`​s so great to see more countries appear in my blog stats, other then Checking my Facebook or email or what my kids were visiting. since writing the book and joining more sites to get the book out there and meet knew people from different cultures and countries, it is so fantastic because I realy believe it brings something new and exciting to our families life.

It`s been a busy week for us after my oldest son left on Monday for his surprise visit we were on back to school routine, then Halloween was quickly appeared. Our niki spent it at a friends house which was a first for us not having her home, she had fun and that was the main thing.

Jake had both me and my husbands attention and hayley decided she wanted to stay a little later with us to join in, it was such a fun and fabulous night, we had a record amount of trick or treaters this year, i would say over 80 through the evening.

They were all so very polite and their costumes were amazing, I love the excitement in Jake when the witch outside went off he was so bouncy and jumping with excitement to be able to put sweets in their pots and to wish them a happy Halloween in his best Mickey mouse voice it was a great impression. Jake and his dad went out trick n treating too we only started taking them out about three years ago before that we had little party`s at home.

I have heard from the publishers they are still saying they are trying to sort something out for my book, but they have lots of other authors to deal with too. i no this is hard for us all to deal with I am trying to think positively about it and still remain hopeful for a solution to this soon, the book is finished. It`s ready for sales there are still some copies available online depending where you look. It is easy to type in Google Emo the Emotional Elf by Faye Farmer and see the results for yourselves.I am still keeping my book out there by talking about it.

Jake although he is slowly getting over his cold had physio today and they feel he is able to do his excersizes without seeing them now but they have said they will keep his file open for a couple of months just so if he has difficulty again he wont have to go through the GP and we can just phone them up, This is good news his posture has improved a lot and although the back bruises are slowly happening less and less and his knees still crack a lot his tendons in his legs have gone from 30 to 20 not completely sure what this means but they said it is an improvement, now his cold has nearly gone we can Push him to do his excersizes even more. Jake is becoming more aware now of his posture and is learning to correct it because his body is learning where it is suppose to be.

we have also been trying to sort Niki`s passport which she needs for visiting Tom at christmas, a little on the frustrating side as the computer though the house number was different to what was written, which has led to many phone calls trying to get sorted.  Things sometimes are never simple but complex when transitioning from child to adult services.  So doing things independently but still needing help to minimise stressful details, I don`t want to give her panic attacks another way in,

when we have the anxiety at a some what stable point.

well that kind of all tonight as I am working the night shift here the kids are sound asleep we had lots of fun tonight.

Good night to you all.

Faye xxx

Emo the Emotional Elf update #author #book #christmas #Emotions #Elves #autism #anxiety #mentalhealth

Hi all having revieved a message from publishers, the other day which to be honest because of situation I wasn’t expecting just yet, and can’t say much about till they contact me again, so now I wait as calmly as I can.

I really don’t like that I am in the situation just as it is the best time for most sales.

This weekend has been focused on my little family, my oldest son Josh gave us a surprised visit, we have had a beautiful weekend of watching movies, shopping talking to the echo I got for my hubby’s birthday, we are all having fun with it.

Me and the kids set an alarm at full volume before we went out as hubby was having his Sunday nap, he said he was nearly out the back door. 😂😂

We are always playing little tricks on each other, we are as mischievous as our Elves.

This evening was pumpkin carving, for those with sensory issues not an easy thing Jake managed to scrap most of the insides with out getting it on his hands, Niki really didn’t like the smell, and Josh he is never affected these things, well maybe only with Brussel sprouts.

My Family time I can it matters more than anything they are growing g so quickly, I feel we missed some of the most important times of there life when the journey through diagnosis hit us.

Things we can’t change or get back

I write to remember, I write to capture I write to express so many things. It is good for my own. Families mental and emotional health.

That all for today, tommorrow it is return to school and saying goodbye to Josh. Loved having time with him.

All my love

Faye xx

Emo the Emotional Elf update.#christmasbook #elves #emotions #autism #anxiety #mentalhealth

Hi all still no news as to what is happening with the publishers and their seize in trading.

It is a time will tell kind of thing, i am hoping to pull out a miracle as soon as i can dont quite know how yet. Feeling motivated to continue with second book regardless, i know i can hold my head up high and say i payed on time after raising the funds, i met every deadline I was suppose too, I learnt so much as  progressed from first draft to second draft then final draft. i am a published author noone can take that part away, the book is mine and my families.

The initial shock is wearing off and the tears are all dried, you cant right a book about emotions if you dont feel them yourself.

Today i have a calmness taken over me what makes me happy is doing things that make my family smile, today is my husbands birthday, I have enjoyed the day so much  the kids joined in when they felt like it , my hubby​s parent`s came and mine.

The elves as always causing mischief, food was delicious, cakes were fab, Greek music playing in the back ground, it has so much heart in their songs, full of soul and emotion.

Not much else to say other than that as i am just to relaxed tonight.

Have a beautiful evening or day which ever it is for you.

All my love

Faye xxx

Emo the Emotional Elf update, #christmasbook #elves #emotions #autism #anxiety #mentalhealth

Hi guys. To say I am full of many emotions right now is so understated.

I am in pieces the publishers put a post up saying they have seized trading and be in contact in due course.

2 years of hard work to years of improving and bring just a little bit of light into our families hearts after diagnosis and devasting loss.

And I find out in one sentence that, on this journey I have been honest heartfelt and very open about the issues our family have, the book is a great book and doesn’t deserve what has happened, I have to try and stay calm and hold it in because of my children who right now are angry and upset, they are autistic so these things truly do affect them.

I can’t say much more than this untill they contact me in due course.

I don’t know when that will be at the moment but I have my book and it is a Christmas book, and now I just don’t know what to think.

If feel a great sense of disappointment for all those who kindly gave donations to make this book happen.

Because they believed in me and the causes it is to raise awareness for.

Please remember the book and as soon as I can I will update you on further progress I don’t intend for this journey with writing or Emo to be over.

To much has been put in to it.

Many thanks Faye xxx

Emo the Emotional Elf update, #author #christmas #elves #emotions #autism #anxiety #mentalhealth #EmotheEmotionalElf

Hi all, hows your day been? last last few days have been busy with a mixture of work, Ehcp yearly reviews, flu, and much more this is my life and I love it all drives me crazy sometimes, but still now i am more than happy with how things are going.

The Publishers have uploaded the first lot of reviews i sent them they also shared my author event on there face book page, I haven`t uploaded my blog for a couple of days because i have been resting in between.

I have also been updating my author pages on Amazon in all the ones that have author pages. These ones are UK, France, Germany, America and Japan.

I have started the new book too so going to press on with that, here in the UK it is half term so i can take my time as no school runs, i have my kids home which i love to have the quality time with them.

I had contact from the people who run the author event about donating a copy of the book to the local library, as they really want to help local author`s and it was a pleasure to be able to do that, i want my book to be available everywhere including libraries.

I also had contact from one of the other authors at the event asking if i would like to attend their christmas fair event they are doing what better way to show case my Christmas book.

I love reading all books and think they all bring something to this world, but i also love people and their stories, i get just as much out of connecting with people as i do writing.

Yesterday

it was just such a beautiful rewarding day for me,  he realy

he really gets me and my writing he talks with me and enhances it, his input and ideas are relevant and valued so very much. then we spent the evening watching movies.

Before i went and read with Jake we are reading the new Tom Fletcher bool THE CREAKERS  i must say it is holding both mine and Jake`s attention we are on chapter 3 and loving it already. I have to try and read it in little bits when reading with Jake as i get enthusiastically carried away in the story. so definatley a fantastic book to read with your kids or even yourself.

Niki brought me a present yesterday a Mummy Elf, i can say i really entered their world and now they have entered mine and taken me into the world of boundless imagination.

any way thats all for tonight have a beautiful evening or day which ever it may be in your part of the world.

all my best love Faye xx

Here are some of the pictures from this weeks work.

Emo the Emotional Elf update,#author #authorevent #christmas #childrensbook# elves #emotions #autism #anxiety #mentalhealth

Hi all, my update on the author event was going to happen the other day but i wanted to process everything and pay tribute to other authors that were there first.

The day started so fantastic slight nerves and although my family offered to come with me for the whole event, I went on my own because I wanted to prove to my self I could do it. setting up was real easy, meeting and talking to the other authors was fantastic.

As the day progress the more easier it became to speak, it was great to see friends and family visit and show there support, I was on cloud nine when my hubby and Jake turned up. i could get used to doing that more and sharing the book and talking about the reason for writing the book.

I finished in time to get to Jake`s kung Fu Graduation he was awesome and is now Brown belt.

The day finished off celebrating Hayleys birthday and karaoke it was such a mixed day of really beautiful happy moment`s and memories.

AS always at the end of the post will be some Photo`s.

Also some copies of book reviews for Emo The Emotional Elf ,

Now today has been a little more challenging  Ehcp review for Niki went so well and now she is settling in we are focusing on making sure the right support is in place and that she is able to say she needs help before she can`t ask. was a good opportunity for Niki to say  how she is feeling things are going , and what is working well and what she maybe struggling with. they are also going to give her some more support with social skills and emotions. Their want to make sure she has the correct support is so very refreshing to here, and really appreciated, by both myself and Niki. it really should have been like this all along.

Had lots of other things to sort today so slowly getting through all the forms we have to complete yearly to keep on track of the children`s needs.

My aunty had a fall at the care home on Saturday and bumped her head, but they were amazing they were prompt in calling to let us know and get her checked out at the hospital. and after a night of observation at hospital she is now back at the care home.

This is our lives so much goes on every day but we carry on and keep talking and sharing how we feel.

Jake has had another couple of days of extreme tiredness and headache so was off school again. but he said mum check online there is a new book review it made me smile because he left his review online he didn`t use his name because they said he could choose a name he chose elf on the shelf to leave his review i think he choose that because when we were raising money Emo the elf donated and it made us all laugh;

I love hearing what he really thought about the book and he did note there were a couple of mistakes so you know it is a real honest review from him and how he really feels.

Many thanks much love

Faye

photo`s did not add to post so they are in media along with reviews