- Group A see it as an opportunity to claim changes in their lives; it's like an excuse to say "Yes, I need to do this."
- Group B see new year self-reflection as unnecessary and the act of list-making as a waste of time. They claim to already live their lists daily and vow to continue doing so with a focus on improving in all areas of their lives.
This year will be huge for me. I'm debuting as an author in the young adult and middle grade worlds; both novels scheduled for release in late 2016. Sure, that's exciting. But it's also given birth to about a bazillion new fears and insecurities, one being to design a new website. I conquered that one, which felt great ~ my newly designed WEBSITE. Here's the insecurity I want to highlight today: writing up a newsletter.
I know. Ridiculous. Sharing exciting news, highlights, and all sorts of fun writing and reading stuff shouldn't be stressful. But I have the hardest time believing anyone will care about my news or novel spoilers or games or giveaways. #sighs Yes, yes ... I need to get over it, so I'm here to say that I've at least designed a subscription form for a newsletter. (Still have to write up my first newsletter, though.) Won't you subscribe to be the first to receive late-breaking news, novel spoilers, giveaways, favorite reads, and fun writing facts to stay in touch with me? I'd be forever grateful. #smileyface You can do so HERE or click in my right sidebar.
But fear-not! I'm only planning a by-yearly or quarterly newsletter, so I won't be blowing up your inbox. And guess what? If you sign up, in addition to being first to hear about all my juicy news and giveaways, you'll receive my writing aid FORMULATING CHARACTER & SETTING: Blending the Two - a 41-page booklet to help you create unique characters and insert them in dynamic settings made for each.
Wishing this year is all you want and need it to be.... <3
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