The two-day biz retreat with my awesome coach and a tribe of super women was AMAZING! It was all I had hoped for, and more. I feel like I’ve found the direction I needed so badly – actually, I feel like I’ve found a magickal compass that will keep me moving forward for many years.
If you’re trying to learn the marketing and promotion piece on your own, and want to build your writing (and perhaps other creative pursuits) into a sustainable business, I can’t emphasize enough how valuable it is to hire a coach. I know, I know, it costs money – money you aren’t yet making from writing. I let that stop me for a long time. But now that I’ve taken the leap, I’m so thrilled and I can see how much this will help me. I’m so excited for 2016 and where my business will go. You should totally try it.
*steps off soapbox*
Anyway, besides attending and being present for the retreat, what have I been up to? I took walks both days, during the lunch break, so that feels good. Today I worked on my WIP, and got in 1108 new words. I’ve been reading books that are inspiring my work, like Elizabeth Gilbert’s new book on creativity, called Big Magic, and a couple others that are good so far. I’ve been brainstorming about the name for my WIP, but haven’t really found anything that rocks my world yet. I’ll keep you posted on that.
In future posts, I’m sure I’ll have lots of new action items that stem from the retreat. I came out of it knowing that I have a lot of work ahead of me, but I’m also so excited and thrilled to do it. I’m living my dreams!
How about you? For the WriMos in the group, how’s your word count. Go, you! You’ve got this!