My Roller of a Pre-New Year’s Weekend…

How was last year for you? Hard to believe last year was also last week, isn’t it? Now here comes the time when I mistakenly write “2016” at the top of everything for a couple days.

My weekend was really awesome–my aunt moved into a new apartment, so we went to go see her over New Year’s. It’s a nice, hotel-like place actually–and all three floors have color-coded carpeting and doors.

And then while I was over there, I found out that my cousin got married on New Year’s Eve–when I thought the 2016 surprises were over.

And I also didn’t say “roller coaster” in the post title because I didn’t really come down until the day we left and then got back home…so it was more of a crash than a smooth, speedy descent.

On to today, and this year…

A couple things are new for me–I’m a blogger for another blog–this one’s devoted to games and what-have-ya, something I’ve talked about a little bit–but this time it’ll be for its own sake (but I can still make connections to other things if’n I want to, I s’pose). I put up my first post yesterday. It’s about a Google Play game called Dungeon Boss, and it’s over this way if you want to take a look.

I also discovered a website called Canva, and I think I’m going to try to design book covers and other stuff with it–which also means I’ll have to write more books–maybe even a fiction book. We’ll see. I’ve been sticking with nonfiction because getting all the characters and what-have-ya drawn turned out to be more expensive to do it right than I realized. The results were really cool…I just couldn’t shell out for a bunch of books, as it stands right now.

As we all launch 2017, I hope you’ll make it awesome. I always say that every week, because that’s what I want for you, and for me, too. That’s why I journal about my days and weeks, and write this blog, and have a notebook specifically for ideas, and attend webinars about writing and business, and so on, so forth.

In the pursuit of ideas to make money, and even for ideas for writing, or for their own sake.

As a writer, I say use it–use it all. All the sights, smells, people, experiences, feelings, and what-have-ya that come through your life. Translate and morph them for your stories, characters, email subject lines, VSL copy, and more, more, more.

And then keep doing that. That’s how I’ll be working 2017, and why I have a blog with over 400 posts on it–it’s just well-informed practice, pretty much.

Until next time,



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 My Roller of a Pre-New Year’s Weekend…

  1. Carole Mertz says:

    Like many people, throughout the month of December we had so much work to do, and so many wonderful times of visiting and partying with people, that it felt absolutely delightful to be home alone today, and back to work (writing). As a writer, I’ve decided to continue on with writing reviews (of prose books and poetry) as it’s something I feel I do best. I work on the occasional poem here and there, now and again. I wish you well. You seem to be progressing rapidly. Blessings for 2017.

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