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.
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,