Happy New Year!

Hopefully, your holidays were restful/exciting/lovely/safe/warm (and/or whatever else you’d hoped they would be!)  Mine were exhausting and fantastic. Much delicious food was prepared and consumed, many gifts were opened, and now I’m onto the task of returning my house to its pre-holiday season state of organization. Which is to say, generally organized with only a moderate degree of chaos and mess.

So while my house is slowly returning to normal, my author life is receiving an upgrade in 2017! In early December, I took a step back and came up with a plan that lets me spend more time doing what I love most about being an author–writing books, and communicating with all of you!  Here’s the scoop:

  • The first edition of my new monthly newsletter, Elle News, will arrive in people’s inboxes on 2/1. You can sign up here.  Each issue will include a round-up of the month’s blog posts, updates on my various projects, and exclusive content that only Elle News subscribers will have access to.  Elle News subscribers will also get early access to pre-orders and giveaways. Spread the word!
  • My profile picture is changing across all my social media profiles. It’s been years since I’ve had a new profile pic; seemed like now was a good time to update.

    New look, same Elle! 
  • In the spirit of doing fewer things, but doing them right, I’ve scaled back my presence on Tumblr. I still post bookish things there (primarily via Pinterest) and these blog posts auto-post there, so if that’s how you prefer to stay up-to-date, you won’t be left hanging. I love Tumblr, it was just time to focus my efforts elsewhere for a while.
  • The Shift Series will be removed from paperback distribution at the end of this month.  I wrote a post on this a few weeks back. Again, this is in an effort to do fewer things well, instead of all the things halfway. I’m likely to return to print at some point–and you’ll all be the first to know when I do.

So, what about you? What are your goals for 2017? Are they big enough that they need to be broken into smaller, more manageable chunks? How will you measure your success?


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