As you can see from the title of this post, there are some exciting new things coming to Saturday Sequins. Some of them are still Top Secret, and some of them are still in the brainstorming phase, but one of them is ready for sharing!
I'm super jazzed about this, (with a side of anxious) and I hope you'll be jazzed, too.
As you know, I like giving advice. I mean, I really like giving advice. And not just any old advice, either -- advice that often puts on sequined army boots and joyfully stomps all over conventional, or popular, ways of looking at things.
Which is why I'm excited to announce... that I'm writing an e-book!
You see, I like writing as much as I like giving advice. So I thought, what better way to combine two of my passions than to write an e-book based on some of my favoritest blog posts? To expand on them, and to take them in some fun (and useful) new directions.
If you like what I've had to say about the emotional side of making a creative living, and you enjoyed my posts Don't Give Up and Instead of Giving Up, I do believe you're going to love this project as much as I do.
(I'm running out of headlines...)
What's it about? Well, it's about some of the silly reasons people come up with for giving up on the things they love and the one and only reason to run away from your creative work like you're being chased by raisins (which, if you remember, are evil).
I've written most of it already, so I can tell you that yes, it features my oddball sense of humor, and yes, it definitely tramples some popular ways of looking at things. And like all the things I write, it's based on a problem I had and the way I solved it.
The difference? So far, it's twice as long as a regular blog post -- meaning there are twice as many flamingo references! Also, there's going to be a fun workbook section. If you liked the (totally optional) homework I assigned at the end of my Limbo post, you'll love this section, times ten.
I want to make this e-book just as awesome as it can possibly be. I could probably finish it by next Saturday, but I want to make it extra special, so I'm going to take an extra week to refine it and to add some fun little surprises.
Which means the e-book will launch on Saturday, July 6th.
(Which is totally scary!!!! But in a good way.)
And in honor of Independence Day, it'll be on sale. Think of it as a celebration of your independence... from the totally freaking lame excuses people use when they tell you to toss in the towel. And, of course, the lame excuses you use on yourself.
You can help!
I also want to give my favorite people -- namely, all of you -- the chance to give me some input. So if there's anything you want me to include in the book, any issues that have been gnawing at you like a bunch of hungry raisins, I would be thrilled if you'd drop me an email or let me know in the comments.
And if I use your suggestion? Even if it's already in the book, I'll acknowledge you in the Thank You section, because you'll help me confirm that yes, this is an important and relevant thing to write about.
That's all for now! Thanks for putting your two cents (or two sequins) in!