Welcome back to my Happy DETours blog newsletter!
I sincerely hope that the new year has started off well for all of you and that any new year's resolutions are still going strong!
One of my new year's resolutions this year is to learn more about promoting and marketing my books. I am literally learning everything from scratch since I started my writing journey back on that cold December night in 2021. I never expected that I would end up here. It's very exciting!
When I started writing it was more of an exercise in commitment and sticking to my new year resolution for 2022. Writing was so out of the box for me but the long running "brain stories" in my head were screaming to get out and needed to be heard (or read in my case). As the year went on, my resolution commitment morphed into a genuine love to write which took me by surprise.
The characters were speaking to me now and the story was taking on a life of it's own. I found that my story was a living, breathing, and ever changing creation that could make me laugh out loud or bring me to tears. I had found my joy and it was in the least expected place of writing!
Oh, I know I am light years away from being anywhere near the greats of our time, but I sure do love trying. The old saying "practice makes perfect" is a sentiment I follow. To become a better writer, I need to write. And write. And write some more.
So, in the spirit of new year resolutions, I recommend you do something that you have been wanting to try even if it seems outside of the box for you and then commit fully. To find something that sparks your joy is what it's all about.
We only get this one beautiful story that we call life, so go after that next chapter with unabashed gusto!