Hello. It's Been A While.
And I've got some special gifts for you
I’ve been nearly MIA. Yes, it’s been a while since you’ve heard from me, but I promise I am still alive and kickin'.
Today, I have some gifts for your reading pleasure. I’ll get right to it!
Are you looking forward to Valentine’s Day? Though I am very uncoupled-up, I still LOVE Valentine’s Day.
Is that weird? I don’t think so.
What could be greater than love? Well, love and POETRY about love. Here are some romantic vibes to carry you all the way through the bleak of February and the sweet floral scents and chocolate sinful treats of Valentine’s Day.
I’ve also been writing about something I deal with regularly thanks to my fibromyalgia…brain fog.
Perhaps you’ve dealt with brain fog from time to time?
Here’s some practical advice on dealing with this cognitive malfunction, so maybe you too can clear away the fog and get back to focused thinking!
On the homefront, I’ve been dealt a huge blow.
As you all know, I am a professional freelance writer. One of my clients has been going through some internal restructuring and so they’ve made the difficult decision to lay off their marketing and writing staff, and all of the freelancers, including me.
This is a 30% decline in my income and a huge stressor for me.
As you can imagine, I’ve been pitching new clients like a mad woman.
If you know of anyone who needs professional blogging or email services, will you pass my name on to them? Or write me a recommendation over on LinkedIn? Many of my clients come to me from recommendations from my loyal readers!
This loss is disheartening (in fact, it may put me OUT of the running for fulfilling my dream of buying a house this year — before I’m 50!), but, as you all have seen…I am resilient! I will rise to this challenge!
And that loss, I am sure of it, will lead to something bigger and better for my business!
To drum up more reads on Medium, in hopes to offset some of this lost income, I am revisiting older posts, revising, and promoting them. Here are my TOP THREE MEDIUM POSTS in case you missed them the first time around:
It’s hard to believe after 4 years of writing on Medium that these three are the closest things I’ve had to viral articles. Combined, they’ve earned me about 1K on the Medium Partner Program. I am hoping with a little promotion, they can get a second wind.
Other Writing Updates
Here are some other updates that may be of interest to you:
I am still pitching my first completed novel, Elephant Song
I am working on my second novel, The Unwilding of Rain
I’ve published 3 poetry collections and 2 journals
I’m working on a fourth poetry collection, Seascapes
Thanks, always, for your continued support of my work.
Until next time,
Christina M. Ward
Fiddleheads & Floss Writing Services