Clean Slate

Clean Slate

A migraine plagued me on New Year’s Eve, so I’m starting 2017 a bit late. This is my first blog post of the year!

Popular culture calls 2016 a rough year; it was for me, too. I do a personal year-end summary every New Year’s Eve, and 2016 was brutal — so many changes and uncertainty career-wise, among many other things. So I look forward to seeing improvement this new year.

Without getting too detailed about my goals, I do plan to continue blogging regularly. I’m much less of an open book than I used to be, though, so it’ll be a challenge to figure out what to write. Work in publishing will likely be a recurring topic. Over the years I’ve found that work comes to me more easily when I maintain an online presence and active social media accounts; otherwise, people forget that I’m still out here creating book covers.

Apparently, having some of those book covers show up on the NYT and USA Today bestselling lists, shining a light on authors, is not enough. So here I am, maintaining.

It won’t be easy. I don’t want to merely duplicate the content I create for my other outlets — Twitter and Instagram, for instance — and I don’t want to simply refer people here or there, saying “go see my Instagram” while on Twitter, as I see some people do. You get what you get. It means more work for me, obviously, but I’ve never shied at more work. I already regularly create meme-like social media content for a company that hires me part-time. What’s not to love about that? I’m having the time of my life doing it.

So this is the year of my rebirth, when I finally spread my pegasus wings, shake my dragon scales, or do the hokey-pokey…

…and I fly.

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