On The Last Day of 2014, I’d Like To Say…

Thank you.

I appreciate all 152 of you who follow Fiction and Copy Decoded. Because that number doesn’t matter—people and their journeys do.

Each of those journeys is different. Some bloggers do category posts. Or reviews (an Australian woman whose blog I follow does those). Other bloggers do posts on certain days of the week, or a certain type once per month.

And this blog is my attempt to share my journey as a writer (and life-liver, if that’s a word) with you (new niches, new opportunities, consultation jitters, and what-have-ya’s galore).

It’s why I talk about client interactions, things I learn from them, and things I learn from my editing, projects, and client work.

I appreciate everyone who stopped by, followed, commented, or otherwise decided to spend precious time with me. It’s the one thing we can’t get more of. Time. We can use it better, more efficiently, make a bigger impact with it. But get more? No.

And to make things more complicated, we don’t even know how much time we actually have to live.

All right, enough of that.

I’ve already done a year in review post, and a lot of what happened after that is wrapping up some editing, starting projects of my own, and starting/finding new clients and new projects of theirs to lend a hand on.

For instance:

I have another editing gig lined up for the company I’m editing and what-have-ya for, so that’s great. After New Year’s, that will start up.

I submitted a spec assignment outlining a full sales funnel for an imaginary product as part of a virtual copywriting interview, and I think things will go well for that. That’s how I want things to be, anyway.

I also applied to work for a company with a couple blogs they need content for.

And I probably should start reaching into the blog ether out there and trying to guest post more (I actually have guest posted before—it’s been a long time, though, and I probably duffed some things up, I dunno).

Maybe I should set up a tab to showcase those guest posts. Good promo strategy, or vain? Well, if I know about it, and no one else does, it doesn’t really help me, does it? Hardly.

As far as the direction of the blog itself, I’ll keep doing the prompt once a week (which I should probably compile into a book when I have enough of them).

And I’ll try to keep the three times per week posting schedule (which went down from five when an invite to edit landed in my inbox).

I’m also going to try to blog more about movies, TV, and pop culture, as well as history (there are stories by the universeful around us, and not just on TV. You can make fiction from a doughnut hole, a chair, and a squeaky shoe). I’d also like to talk more about the elements of fiction and copywriting/persuasive writing, like headlines, subject lines, characterization, and what-have-ya.

How about you? No matter how long you’ve been hanging out with me at Fiction and Copy Decoded, I hope it’s been worthwhile. Drop me a line, even if you just want to say hi.

And no matter what, or what country you’re in at the moment, have a safe evening with good memories, all right? (And it’s not even Fab Fiction Friday).

See you in 2015. Let’s make it a fuller, richer experience. Together.

Until next year,



About Ty Mall

Thanks for stopping by. I've almost always been interested in writing, among other things. Along with discovering pop culture, I've uncovered a lot about the craft over the past 10 years. And whether you're a fiction writer or email copywriter, I'm here to pass on what I've found out. And have a ton of fun in the process.
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2 Responses to On The Last Day of 2014, I’d Like To Say…

  1. Carole Mertz says:

    Hi, Ty! All best wishes to you for a healthy, happy, and PRODUCTIVE year ahead. You sound like you’re on a roll. I’ve enjoyed your posts and our interactions, and I thank you for that. Also loved your comment about making stories out of donut holes. (I know it’s possible!) Last night at a party I learned about a demonized HOUSE. The husband’s socks kept going missing, and the wife wasn’t taking them. It set my wheels churning. Here’s a publication I’d like to share with you and your readers if you haven’t already hooked up with it: Working Writer. (It’s published bi-monthly by Editor, Maggie Frisch, and is very worthwhile for serious writers, or even non-serious writers, as the editor appreciates humor.) Just now, subscription to Maggie’s publication is FREE.

    • Ty Mall says:

      Same to you, Carole! I know you’ll have an awesome 2015. And thanks for the tip on Working Writer. And stopping by. Not to mention sharing a creepy story about disappearing footwear (I’m getting story ideas just thinking about it!)

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