500 Facebook fans!
Yeah, that happened. And I am so excited. Seriously, I am grateful for each and every one of those fans. Every like, every share, every message. You guys are awesome, and I am so thankful to have this online community.
I would like to say thank you the best way I know how, and since I can’t yet send baked goods over the internet…
...I’m hosting a giveaway!
If you’ve read my last blog post, you know I’ve had a mess of a few months. What do I do when I feel useless or helpless or—anything, really? I start a project!
I’d been tossing around the idea of an eBook for a while. When I first created my site and began blogging, it was an absolute mess. I had no idea what I was doing. I researched, but I felt like I was spinning my wheels. Even though we can find the answers to pretty much anything on the internet, we don’t always know what questions we need to ask. That was the thought behind my eBook. I wanted to break everything down as simply as possible, to take a new blogger step-by-step through the startup process.
Like everything, creating the guide was a learning experience.
You may have noticed the cobwebs on this blog and a serious lack of Twitter interaction lately. Well, I’ve been in my personal version of hell for about four months. And I’m finally ready to work on moving past this and putting my life back together.
Step 1: Writing about it.
Before I even start with this post, let me thank you for reading and listening. This is the most personal post I’ve ever written, but I want to share what’s been happening in my life and try to pick some flowers out of the weeds. Which would be easier if there weren’t so many damn weeds.
“Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.”
I have always loved this quote from E.L. Doctorow. It’s something that I believe to be unquestionably true, but it is also something I struggle with. Although I am a certified pantser when it comes to novel-writing, I am a planner in most other aspects of my life. I love knowing where I’m going and how long it’s going to take to get there. I like seeing the speed bumps ahead so I can dodge them.
But that’s not always possible.
Originally appeared on StuffWritersLike
Writers are private creatures. We like to tuck ourselves away, sliding manuscript pages under our doors and showing our characters’ faces more than our own. But every now and then, if you feed us plenty of coffee and muffins, we’ll give you a glimpse into our secret world.
And here are the GIFs to prove it.