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Today We Are Four

It’s been awhile. How are your writing endeavors treating you? I hope everyone is still working hard at whatever they’re doing now. Goggles & Lace turned 4 yesterday! It’s been a weird road, but I have to say that, even through the sparse times, this blog has been one of my favorite projects. I haven’t been able to make good on promises of consistency, and it bothers me. I just wanted you all to know how grateful I am for your dedication as readers and friends.

Since I’ve moved to Florida, I feel as though my life has been one long, unhappy transition to an unknown end that’s nowhere in sight. I lost perspective on who I am, my writing has suffered, and I’ve neglected G&L. I suppose it just makes me my own worst enemy, but I’m looking to become an ambitious, organized human being who is responsible for her own future. It’s a long time coming, folks.

In the next few weeks, I will be overhauling G&l and implementing a once a week post schedule, subject to expand as (read: if) I find the time. Right now, I’m currently balancing college, work, and family, and I believe the lesson it’s taught me is that I can’t skate by forever. Southern New Hampshire University id currently the home to my academic adventures in creative writing. I’ve never been an A student, so this is new for me. Also, weirdly satisfying.

Being a student has given me new perspective and drive. I’ve taken my future into my own hands a bit and posted a “Hire Me” page here and at KitMacConnell.com. I’m offering affordable copy-editing and beta-reading services for fiction of all lengths while I work at obtaining my degree. Check it out if you’d like. My resume is also available in my “About” section on KitMacConnell.com.

I’m still toying with my schedule for G&L, but you’ll know more when I do. I’m excited to be back in the saddle. It’s good to feel like a person again. Your thoughts, comments, and questions are, as always, welcomed and encouraged. <3

I hope you’ll keep reading!

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New Plans and an Offer for You!

So, I’ve been trying to think of a way to revamp my blog and get all you lovely people back to enjoying my posts instead of listening to my excuses.  I got this post in my inbox from For Bloggers By Bloggers.  It encourages bloggers to create a little “tribe” of other bloggers to keep one another accountable and work at mutual posting enthusiasm.

Naturally, this appealed to me.  =]  You know how I love my writer friends.  And, as many of you ARE my writer friends, you know how hard it is to keep us motivated a lot of the time.  I’ve got a few tendrils of interest already, but I’m looking for a couple more bloggers to round out our crew.  I have two slots to fill, so read the info-blurb below and, if you’re interested, comment your email address or email me directly from the Contact Me page.  We’ll get rolling on seeing if this is right for you.  =]

Blogging Team Info

Salut! Below is everything you’ll need to know about the “tribe” of bloggers I’m aiming to get together under one blogging banner. I haven’t thought of a quirky name yet, so if you have any ideas, I’ll toss them around to everyone for consideration.

The Numbers:

  • Seven bloggers. Each using their own blog site, preferably with some sort of posting schedule attached to it. (If you don’t have one, I can help you implement one or brainstorm.)

  • A weekly group chat via Facebook, tinychat, Skype, etc will take place to keep everyone abreast of the seven blogs and their plans. It also helps keep everyone accountable. This project takes some level of commitment, and we want to make sure everyone is up for it.

  • Should a blogger need help making posts now and then, they are more than welcome to ask the group for guest posts to round out their week.

  • You do NOT have to post every single day, but we will try to make sure that at least one of us is posting every day. It’s flexible, so don’t be intimidated.

What Will We Do?

  • Post writing-, reading-, author life-related content on a regular basis.

  • Guest post on each other’s blogs.

  • Comment regularly on each other’s blogs.

  • Create a monthly newsletter (either individually or “tribe”-wide.)

  • Support and promote each other’s work.

  • Post the group logo/button/banner (forthcoming) somewhere visible on your blog. If you like, you can also create a page dedicated to the group, but it’s not mandatory.

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Training to Be a Career Author–Writing is More than the Writing (via Kristen Lamb’s Blog)

My writer friends could do with this sage advice. I know it changed my views on my writing methods. Give it a read, you won’t be sorry. =]

Training to Be a Career Author--Writing is More than the Writing Many of you who read this blog desire to be career authors, and kudos to you. It is a fun job and a great time. I used to be in sales. I literally hated my job so much I would throw up on the way to work. Every day I died a little more. This might be shocking, but selling cardboard had little outlet for being creative. I just knew that writing was the life for me. Ah….but how little I really knew. I now have had two successful best-selling books, … Read More

via Kristen Lamb's Blog

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