Updated: May 22
Not too bad, thank you for asking. Unlike last month's challenge which lived up to the hype, to say the least, this month bringing Leading Lady Charise Sayles to life (at least her determination to reach her goal) has been fantastic.
Last month, I was fighting through the residual pain of my backstory to learn how to accept and love ALL of me. This month, I've reawakened my passion for writing and the desire to make this working-for-myself deal profitable. Granted, the world is burning in the background but rather than give in to the weight (fear & anxiety) of it all, I'm choosing to lean into the Leading Lady Challenge. Okay, I'm also doing things to be a better world citizen but that's neither here nor there.
Alright, so head up and full speed ahead into doing whatever I can to achieve my dream title of World Renown, Self-Published (makes enough to afford health care, housing, food, AND gas) Author. My efforts are paying off in that I'm finally being invited to do author stuff:
March 24: Appearing on the Dr. Elisa Robyn Show. Streaming on KUHS Radio Denver. Dr. Robyn has a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and two Master’s degrees, one in Geology and one in Jewish Mysticism. For the past 20 years, she's been an Academic Dean of Arts and Sciences, and of Contemporary Liberal Studies. In addition, she's a trained Astrologer and has studied with Shamans and Kabbalists. Check her out HERE, and be sure to tune in!
March 26: Appearing with two other self-published authors (both of whom happen to be Nowata
Press Simply Self-Published clients) at The Tattered Cover Book Store. If you're in the Denver area, please reserve your spot HERE.
Autographed books will be available for immediate purchase.
April 27: Appearing as Kate Bailey's Play Big Queen of the Month on Facebook and Zoom. Kate Bailey is a "Transformational + Intuitive Life Coach getting women ready to receive big things in life + love." Register to attend HERE.
I'm having a blast redesigning my website and all my marketing "assets" (yeah, I've learned a new bit of marketing lingo. Sweet huh?). I've had my logo redesigned by the brilliant Tatum Robson of Tatum Elizabeth Designs. She's an up-and-coming graphic artist and I was lucky enough to be one of her first clients. She does amazing work (as you'll see when I reveal the logo at the end of the month), so be sure to book her for your graphic design needs. You can reach her at: email@example.com
Not going to lie, before I started this month's challenge, I was feeling pretty down about how things had gone this first year as a full-time writer. Okay, how things had gone since I'd first self-published since I'm being honest. I'd sold some books, worked with some clients, held a few, well-attended workshops (and a few not so well attended)...but none of it had made me a living wage. When I took the plunge in April 2021 and quick my job, I had this crazy idea that by taking the leap of faith, I would show the Universe that I was serious and the Universe would then reward me almost instantly with book sales, invitations to do workshops, and more clients than I could honestly serve.
And when that didn't happen, I was sad. Charise came along at just the right moment and re-ignited the spark, and I'm so glad she did.
Here's to standing in the face of the flames and still not losing sight of the dream.
So, that's it for the March Leading Lady 30 Day Challenge update. Going to end things here. Hang in there, people. Sending light and inspiration,