Did you miss me? I’ve been away for awhile. 2016 was a rough year for me, both professionally, but more so personally. I spent most of the year dividing my time between my home in Atlanta and my grandmother’s home on the west side of Tennessee. She’d had a stroke, fallen, and broken her neck back in November 2015 and so when she went home in May, I became part of her caregiving team. I would spend two to three weeks at a time in TN. It was hard, but I wouldn’t trade that extra time with her for the world.
As a result, though, all of my work suffered. Daily structure was non-existent, since the times she was up and awake were different every day. Her naptimes would vary in length and I just found the lack of structure damaging to my productivity. But I wouldn’t have done it any differently, even knowing the hit I would be taking in terms of work.
A couple days before Christmas, my amazing, badass grandmother passed away. She was ready. It was time. But that means I have to get my crap together for 2017. And that’s what I’m doing! For me, and for my Gram.
So, what you can expect from me in 2017:
- regular blog posts (at least 1x week, on Mondays, with the possibility of additional posts as well)
- a really cool bonus in exchange for your e-mail address, which I’m hoping to roll out this week, so make sure you check back!
- a new educational site for writers — I’ve got a target date for launch around mid-late March
- I have a lot more in my head, but let’s start with that as a to do list start!
I’m also thinking about doing regular Facebook Live Q&A/Writing discussions. What do you think about that idea? I’d love your input!
Okay, so get ready! We’ve got some bit changes coming!
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