So I’ve been trying to get as much attention for the Kickstarter campaign as possible, when a friend from Southern New Hampshire University offered to blog about my upcoming memoir to help gather some for me! She’s in the Master’s program for Creative Writing and I’m in the Bachelor’s but we are a part of the same Facebook group for SNHU writers. That’s actually how we met, and I bought some Avon stuff from her, too (so if you don’t already have an Avon sales rep, check her out!)
You can check out a synopsis of my memoir over at her blog as well as links to various ways of getting in touch with me if you’d like to connect. The blog post is called Writing through the Madness. Fitting title, is it not? I will have to give her creative credit for the title. So check it out and leave a comment so we know you were there! We’d love to get a discussion going!
If you’d like to check in and see how the Kickstarter is going, you can check it out HERE. Check out all those cool rewards for pledging! Come on, you know you want to pledge… Just kidding! Okay, I’m not. LOL
Something I’m Proud Of: Getting the word out about my Kickstarter every way I can!
Three Things I’m Grateful For:
Great friends who help me in my endeavors
My ability to spread awareness about Bipolar
My freelance writing, since it’s my income right now while I work on my memoir!
So I have two awesome new things to show you, and I don’t know which one I’m more excited about so I guess I’ll just start with the one that happened first.
I set up a whole new website, that uses the domain I’ve had for a couple of years now. This site is bought and paid for, there’s no free website crap going on here. I got it all from GoDaddy and it was so easy to do, even for someone who’s not very good with the technical aspect of setting up websites unless it’s the website builders that everybody uses nowadays. The nice lady on the phone got me all set up with my domain renewal for 5 years (so I’d get a better price on it) and 2 years of my website builder to keep my 5-page website up and running on my domain. SOOOOOO! Do you want to see it? Huh? Do ya, do ya? Here ya go! The new website is HERE!
So, what do you think? Do you like it? Does it look professional? Feel free to leave a comment with your thoughts!
And the other thing I have to share with you is that my Kickstarter campaign is up and running! I am trying to raise funds to self-publish a memoir I am in the process of working on chronicling the 10 years I fought through my Bipolar Disorder to get my Bachelor’s degree. Please, share my Kickstarter page, or share this post, anything you can do to get the word out about this would help me raise the funds to make this dream come true for me. So what are you waiting for? Check it out!
Something I’m Proud Of: Having two awesome things to share with my friends and family today
Three Things I’m Grateful For:
My love of writing, both professional and creative
My friends and family for supporting me
The few and far between tech support agent that can actually help you do something!
So I’ve been working on my articles and blogs lately. I’ve been applying for more jobs on Elance.com and Guru.com and I’ve contacted clients that I’ve had in the past to see if they need any work done. Slowly, the amount of work I’m doing is increasing. I kind of like the slow increase – I’ve been able to ease my way in to the full-time writing schedule a little better. I love the work I’ve been doing so far and the new clients I’ve worked with have been great.
I submitted an article to a client today that is a trial run for a larger project. I am really hoping I get the job for more articles as it would be my first major project since coming back to freelance writing. I really enjoyed this trial article and I feel I would do a great job with the rest of them. So wish me luck!
And I found out today that an organization is going to help me out by paying for my monthly memberships to Elance and Guru for three months. This would really help me out and get me started on the right foot, saving me a total of $105 over these three months. I have a meeting with someone tomorrow at 3pm on August 21st to finalize this and get the written permission, so all I need to do is turn in my receipts to get the money back. This is going to be awesome!
Oh, and one more thing – I will have a link in a few days once the campaign has been approved, but I am starting one on Kickstarter to help fund a memoir I am writing about the 10 years it took me to get through my Bachelor’s degree because of my Bipolar Disorder. I am hoping to raise the $3k it will take me to self-publish the book in print and online along with some promotional things that the publishing house I’ve chosen can help me with.
I guess there was two more things because I have another thing to tell you! I am redesigning my website and will have a link for you in my next post!