Aliventures Break (While Ali Has a Baby!)

24 Jan 2013 | Motivation


More bump photos here.

As you can probably tell from the photo above, I’ll be having a baby soon (due date is 21st February). This is our first child; my husband and I are very much looking forward to welcoming her into the world.

So I can concentrate on being a  mum, I won’t be publishing any updates on the Aliventures blog, or sending out the Aliventures newsletter, from now (January 24th) until late April.

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While I’m Away…

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The four guides are:

The Blogger’s Guide to Freelancing – make real money from blogging, by finding freelance writing jobs (suitable for confident writers)

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Image from Flickr by Vassilis Online

If you’re looking for some writing-related reading, try these popular posts on Aliventures:

7 Habits of Serious Writers

Eight Secrets Which Writers Won’t Tell You

The Four Essential Stages of Writing

What it Feels Like When Your Writing is Rejected – and How to Bounce Back

I’m off to start a new adventure … but I’ll be back soon with plenty to say about writing, blogging and self-publishing. 🙂

Ali x


I’m Ali Luke, and I live in Leeds in the UK with my husband and two children.

Aliventures is where I help you master the art, craft and business of writing.

My Novels

My contemporary fantasy trilogy is available from Amazon. The books follow on from one another, so read Lycopolis first.

You can buy them all from Amazon, or read them FREE in Kindle Unlimited.


    • Ali

      Thanks, Kirstie! Can’t say I’m looking forward to the lack of sleep … though at least I nap easily!

  1. Archan Mehta


    I am sure glad to know your baby is on the way. Three cheers for princess charming. She is sure to be a handful, but a dream come true. Best wishes and good luck. You’ll need it, to be sure, time will tell. Cheerio.

  2. Daphnée Kwong Waye

    Omg that’s so awesome! Congrats and I’m sure you’ll be a great mom 🙂 Good luck! Take care.
    Daphnée Kwong Waye’s last blog post ..The War Against Myself

  3. Stephen Beesley

    Congratulations to you and your husband. Some terrible times coming up, but the good times and the great times will more than compensate 🙂

  4. Deborah

    I love sweet milky baby’s-breath more than anything. Best wishes to you and your husband. You are in my prayers. DHH

  5. Cassie Hart

    Congrats! I’ll miss your updates, but your hiatus is for a totally great reason. Enjoy your new family!

  6. Daniel Rocha

    Hello, Ali!

    I was missing your newsletters, so I decided to pass by and see what was going on… And I remembered that your baby is coming! Congratulations, again. I read now your text “What it Feels Like When Your Writing is Rejected – and How to Bounce Back”, a very cool piece (and I left my comments there…:)

    I hope you’re fine and wish you luck in this new adventure! Things will be just fine, I’m sure…:)

    All best,

    from your Brazilian friend,

    Daniel Rocha’s last blog post ..Escrever é um ato de fé – Segunda Parte

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