There won't be a book feature these 2 weeks because . . .
I'm revamping this website! (Yes, I seem to be developing a case of constantlygivingmyselfwork-itis.)
No, my dear, not just changing the fonts. Or the colour. Some of you know I've been adjusting my sails slightly so my ship now rides towards what I can offer to others (writing/illustrating services) rather than only on what I'm selling (ebooks). So it's a direction-shift, but same dreams, same destination.
Only, less hoarding.
And more of my genuine style.
My current website is okay, or perhaps barely reaching okay. It still is my style, but it's more of my anxious-writer-blogger style. What the heck do I mean?
I mean, a writer who's eager to put every piece of work I have (ebook, painting, blog post) up here, and who's anxious about catching eyeballs so she throws splashes of colours everywhere.
You know, all that stress.
Last week, we talked about taking good care of ourselves. And so many of you told me about the stress you have. (By the way, I truly, truly appreciate the honesty in your sharing. It's not easy telling someone you've never met such stuff.)
I get it. I really do. Not too long ago, I kept waking up at 2 or 3 a.m. because I was worried that I wasn't doing enough (for my life and especially for my parents) and I fretted about the future. My body, skin, and hair all started acting out and "telling" me that I needed to pay attention to taking care of myself. So I did. For my physical health.
Then my mental health.
And revamping my website is part of the programme. I'm excited about it, and have been working on it for months. It won't be a major overhaul. Cos it's still me, still my work. I'm doing the painting, copywriting, and the actual re-structuring (picking designs on Weebly, fonts, colours, dragging and dropping elements). Nothing has been sub-contracted out.
And I'm happy that this blog will continue as it has. I'll still serve up stirring stories I come across, as well as posts that provide quiet, confident energy, to you guys.
So watch out for the re-opening. Let's have tea or coffee together then, all right?
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