Even though the sizzling temps this week in Portland are making it feel more like it’s still August, it is indeed September. And that means it’s time for re-evaluating a few things.
In normal times, it would be time to head back to school and this period is known as la rentrée by Les Français. But la rentrée refers not just to school getting underway…It’s a time to start new projects, a time to think about goals for the upcoming year, and time for fresh starts.
Well, you know as much as we can plan and restart in these wacky times.
I’ll get into this more in the coming weeks, but I spent August really examining my goals and dreams, sorting out why I wasn’t achieving them yet, and deciding what I needed to do to get things moving.
Throughout August, I sucked up some advice from a few trusted sources (rather than my usual scattered approach of taking fragments of advice from every source imaginable). That advice has sparked a whole mindset shift and made me realize two things
- I want to devote more of my time to writing and releasing more books, and
- I need to cut back on some things if I’m going to have that time.
One of those “cut back” things is blogging less. This is a hard decision because I have “met” some great people via blogging, but (not to get into a whine fest here) the time I devote to my posts simply hasn’t been worth it lately.
While I will continue to post some news on here, posts will be shorter and they’ll have fewer images (I waste way too much time searching for those memes). I’ll also be sharing fewer writing and personal updates here, because to be honest, the blogosphere seems to no longer be interested.
Okay, that was a really long-winded way of saying…
I’m changing my “stay in touch” focus from this blog to my newsletter.
But happy news…that’s seeing a BIG change as well, because I’m also finding new ways to make sure my newsletter readers know they’re superstars!
First up, after surveying my newsletter readers, I’ve switched from a biweekly format to a monthly format…yes, that’s right, I’m not only sneaking in more writing time, but I’m also keeping my subscribers happy. Win win!
Second, the newsletter of Before was mostly just writing updates and me announcing a few Book Funnel promos. The New and Improved newsletter will be more personal (because that’s what my subscribers said they wanted most) with a quick update on my writing news.
But the biggest change is that, to show my appreciation to my readers (okay, and to bribe them), I’m giving away a short story each month AND a 20% off coupon to my Payhip Bookstore.
So yeah, you might want to get on this bandwagon!!
A New Gift to Bribe You to Sign Up Today
Another change (egads, there’s so many changes I’m starting to feel like David Bowie!), is that I’ve got a new lure to draw you into the newsletter….
Mrs. Morris Meets Death: A Mortal Tale of Time Management
As mentioned a while ago, my writing style is moving toward a lighter, more humorous direction, and Mrs. Morris fits that writing style to a T.
The story was accepted for publication by The First Line Literary Journal last winter, and now that the rights are fully mine once more, I’ve decided to share it with you.
Readers have loved this story and have said it’s one of my funniest. And they’ve really enjoyed the character I’ve created in Mrs. Morris.
So, if you’d like to stay in touch and if you’d like to get a copy of this humorously, death-defying tale of time management, mistaken identities, cruise ships, and romance novels, be sure to sign up today. You can click HERE or just click the cover above.
Thanks, as I implement more changes, I’ll let you know….briefly.
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You can also buy Mrs. Morris Meets Death exclusively from my Payhip Bookstore.