February: Things That Are Happening

Yes, that is maybe the worst blog post title in the history of blog post titles, but mah brain, it hurrrrrts.

I usually try to blog on Sundays, but this past Sunday, I didn’t. So I’m doing it now, because some things are happening that I want to tell you about.

(Oh, if you’re not hooked by that paragraph, you clearly don’t understand effective writing techniques because that was some FASCINATING STUFF, PEOPLE.)

Many of the things I need to tell you are housekeeping-type things and may get a bit tedious, so to break up the monotony, please enjoy a hedgehog photo between each topic.

Here we go.

THING #1: This really has nothing to do with February at all, but several people have asked me why they don’t get email updates when I blog anymore.

The answer is that my Email Subscriber Thingy broke, and I had to put it out of its misery, and then I installed a NEW AND IMPROVED Email Subscriber Thingy, but it did not know anything about the old list of email subscribers, so it failed to notify anyone about anything unless they entered their email address again.

That being said, if you want to get an email whenever I blog, check the widget in the sidebar and enter your email address!

Birthday Hedgehog

Birthday Hedgehog

THING #2: For a multitude of reasons, I have disabled commenting on my blog posts. This doesn’t mean I don’t care what you have to say–I do!

But I’m SO available online in SO many places (see the icons at the top of my sidebar?) that I felt I needed at least one place where I could post things without getting immediate feedback.

While 98% of my commenters are positive, encouraging people, there are a few who think it’s fun to be snarky and rude, and I just need that to not happen here–especially as I’m preparing for the release of PULL sometime next year.

SK8RBOI Hedgehog

SK8RBOI Hedgehog

THING #3: If you are a writer in the Birmingham, Alabama area (sorry Michigan, I live in the OTHER Birmingham), then please check my events page! I will be lurking at several writer-type events next month, and I’d love to meet you!

Slightly Miffed Sombrero Hedgehog

Slightly Miffed Sombrero Hedgehog

THING #4: I’ve been featured in Weld Magazine for the upcoming Birmingham Local Authors Expo. You can find the article HERE. I’m really super excited about this event, and if you are interested in how to write while having a life (which is my topic) then please come! It is FREE!

Swan Lake Hedgehog

Swan Lake Hedgehog

THING #5 (last one, I promise!): My freelance editing business, Yellowhammer Literary Services, has SERIOUSLY taken off in the past few months and I am so grateful to all of you who have spread the word! Thank you a million times! And remember, if you need anything edited OR you need help querying, I’m your girl.

Have a fantastic weekend!

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