I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and a happy New Year. I’m very excited about 2017 and I have some fun projects in the works for my readers. I can’t talk about the plans yet, but trust that I’m working on some new stories that should make you very happy.
Some of you might know that in 2016 I graduated with my MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. I got the degree, in part, because I wanted to teach writing. It’s been a dream of mine for a long time to have a writers’ workshop where I share what I know about the craft, and I’ve been laying groundwork for a while to make it a reality.
One of my big goals for 2017 is to host a writing retreat. Then, in December, I was approached by a company that sells USB drives for companies to use as swag. I realized it was the perfect sort of giveaway to hand out at my writing workshops. Luckily, I’d just had a logo created for my teaching business that I could put on them, too. This is what you call synchronicity, friends. I am now the owner of these really awesome flash drives.
Aren’t they cute? If you can’t tell, they’re little wooden books! The logo is sort of hard to see, too, but in person they look amazing. Thanks to my stalwart marketing assistant, Chelsea Klepfer, for designing the logo!
Now I basically have to plan a writing workshop. I know it’s a backward way to motivate myself, but that’s pretty much how I roll. If you’re interested in taking a workshop with me or attending a retreat, definitely sign up for my newsletter because I’ll be posting information for singing up there. My goal right now is to have a retreat in the fall and possible also host an online class this year, as well. Stay tuned !
Also, a quick thanks to USB Memory Direct for the custom drives they sent me. They were a pleasure to work with, and I’ll definitely be ordering more.