Are you on my mailing list? If so, thank you for your patience.
Last week involved a lot of emails: I launched my first ever online writing course.
Thank you for sticking with me through the course’s launch.
To show my appreciation, I made a free, very simple, thirty-minute mini-course for you.
It’s a video series about how I wrote a particular short story: my award-winning, prize-money-getting tale about a Philadelphia rabbi who meets the devil, “The Hills Will Melt Like Wax.”
You can watch the course / read the story for free here:
How I Wrote The Hills Will Melt like Wax
It’s a very short course! You can probably watch all the videos and read the story during a lunch hour.
The launch week was a great success, by the way.
If you are curious, close to thirty writers joined the course. This is a wonderful thing. I am, more or less, a semi-professional blogger now. It took me eight months — from January this year, when I started redesigning my blog, to now.
The launch also meant I could buy my wife an Apple Watch for her birthday. Wow.
I feel very grateful — and humbled that so many people have trusted me with their novel projects. Because of this launch week, I can keep building the site and the newsletter, helping more readers with their work.
This is a great feeling.
If you are curious about this “semi-professional blogging” thing, you can see the plan I followed in my post, How to Turn Your Blog into a Thriving Business — that was the unofficial manifesto I wrote, back in the spring, to plan out how I would get to this point.
The only thing, I think, that hasn’t worked out so far has been affiliate links.
I don’t think I’ve made a single sale through an affiliate link! And I’ve been rejected (twice) by the Amazon affiliate program, for reasons unknown.
I am a bit of an affiliate disaster…
This week, I have been relaxing with the family and the dogs, enjoying the final days before the autumn term begins at my university.
I hope you are well and your creative work is making excellent progress.