As the New Year is upon us, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking: not about goals and resolutions, but about progress. A lot can happen in a year, especially when you’re an author. I have a friend who started out the year scribbling between customers at a retail job, and now she’s proudly freelancing enough articles to work from home and focus on her own writing. Another friend is set to self-publish her first novella this February … and of course, this past fall saw the publishing of From the Desk of Buster Heywood and the completion of the first draft of In The Cards.
More than that, I’ve grown to be part of an amazing community of writers on Twitter: writers who hold one another up and cheer through every victory, no matter how small (finding just the right word) and provide support in the face of hardship, no matter how large (a precious baby girl’s medical bills). If there is one thing that 2015 has proven to me, it is that authors can do anything… and most of us do it for very little or nothing at all, in between what my friend Gracie calls the #JobToSurvive. It’s a precarious balance to keep, for sure … and if you ever find yourself weighed down by it, feel free to reach out to me. I’ll just point you toward groups like The WANA Tribe and the #2bitTues Twitter crew, and we’ll keep you afloat.
As a fitting end to the year, I thought I’d close 2015 with a little giveaway! If you sign up for my newsletter before the end of the year, you’ll be entered into a random drawing to win a copy of “Writer With A Day Job” by Aine Greaney. It’s an awesome book with a lot of tips, hints, and exercises that are helpful no matter what your #JobToSurvive might be.
Just click here to sign up, and I’ll add your name to the list. A winner will be chosen via Random.org's list generator and notified via email on Saturday, January 2nd. Good luck, and happy writing!
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