Ready for Expansion?
I think I’m going to have to change the name of this blog from “Pub Tip Tuesday” to “Pub Tip Every Third Tuesday.” Sheesh! It’s consistent with all the other change in my life right now. I just changed my address (moved in with my boyfriend over the last three weeks), changed my “no more animals” rule and got a Tazmanian devil puppy (in the midst of moving, storing and/or selling everything I own—a brilliant idea), and changed my political party (just kidding—although said big-business boyfriend, who takes Los Angeles’ trash and turns it into alternative energy, thinks that’s hilarious and would love to see the drama of me trying to do just that).
Okay, about that move—I sure hope you haven’t been holding your breath waiting on the interview I told you about a few weeks ago, the one of my client Chrisanna Northrup revealing how she figured out how to align with some of the biggest media giants in the world, virtually guaranteeing she’ll sell hundreds of thousands, if not millions of books, because it’s lost.
“Lost” isn’t really the right word, actually. More like but buried. Under a mountain of boxes in my man’s garage. My plan right now (as I write this from the car on my way to a high school graduation in Arizona) is to unpack after our upcoming May 30th Carmel retreat. Good Lord, please don’t hold your breath on that one either because I’m hatching this plan in the car… on the way to the graduation… in other words, somewhere other than my desk, which, by the way, is also somewhere in his garage.
That’s a long way of saying that while the details of my life are blenderized at the moment, I’m enormously happy settling in with the man of my dreams. We’re headed to his daughter’s graduation, in fact, and my son, whom she calls her “brother,” albeit an irritating one, is asleep with one of our dogs in the back seat. What could be better than that?
Many of you have become clients and friends over the months I’ve been blogging here, and I hope you’ll stick with me a few more weeks for my life to reorganize. I miss writing about publishing, and I miss getting your feedback. In the meantime, I thought I’d give you a link to a blog post from last year that’s still near and dear to my heart. In it, I wrote about a past move, where the idea of EXPANDING into bigger shoes (and a bigger home) brought up a lot for me. (I’m happy to say that this move was seamless.) Many people told me they resonated with the piece, so perhaps you’ll find it a fun reminder. For those of you who have joined our writing community since last year’s post, I hope you enjoy the ramble.
It’s been nearly a year since I wrote this, and it’s funny to see that I closed the post saying that I was twitching to get a bigger garage—one that might be big enough for a “golf cart.” (I’d always wanted to learn the game, but had never had time.) Be careful what you wish for. For our first Christmas together this past year, my man gave me a bag of clubs and a golf membership. We may not have a cart in our garage, but there are about 100 of them waiting for us anytime down the street at the club.
Here’s to expansion, love, and organization! And here’s to you and your expansion.
We still have a spot for next week’s Carmel writing retreat. Come play with us!