January 5, 2024 by Sarra Cannon
Happy New Year, everyone! I hope your holiday season was wonderful and that your year is off to a great and peaceful start so far. Today, I’m sharing our first Notebook Challenge video of the year. It’s hard to believe I’ve been doing these for almost 5 years! I hope you’re still loving them! Head to YouTube to watch now.
The Heart Breathings Writing Community will be buzzing tomorrow with a day FULL of productivity sprints!
If you’re new to the group and haven’t attended a Double Down Day yet, here’s how it works:
-there are sprints running from 7am to 11pm (all sprint times are ALWAYS in Eastern Time). They are 2-hour blocks hosted by the group’s Admin team. The day before as well as on Double Down Day itself, a post goes up in the Facebook group and links go onto our Google calendar with all of the sprint times and links to the Admins’ YouTube channels. You’re welcome to watch them either through Facebook or on YouTube. You can also find all sprint times and links on my website. Feel free to add the Google Calendar to your own so you can follow along with all future sprints
-the idea behind Double Down Day is to try and double your average daily word count. However, if you’re currently not working on a manuscript, you can choose to tackle whatever is on your plate
-there’s ZERO competition, we’re all here to cheer each other on!
That’s about it! If you have any questions, hit reply and let me know!
We’re starting the year strong with several courses and fun videos coming up. Publish & Thrive, my 6-week self-publishing course with tons of support from me and live weekly Q&A sessions, opens for enrollment January 20th and will begin with a kick off call on February 3rd.
I’ll be offering the Thriving Author Bundle with the March round of HB90 Bootcamp this time, as well!
I also mentioned a new long-term strategy workshop I’m planning called Your Path Forward, and I was so excited to hear how many of you are excited to participate. I originally hoped to have it open for signups by now, but Evie’s lingering sickness has delayed me by a few weeks. I’m still trying to see if I can get it onto the schedule before Publish & Thrive, so I’ll update you here in email as soon as I can!
On the video schedule, we’ve got a full flip through of my new HB90 customized planner, my 2024 goals video, a new year reset routine, and a few videos on how to finish your novel and self-publish your book in 2024. Later this year, I’ll also be doing a total update of my Plot Your Novel series, which I’m so excited for!
Be on the lookout for a craft book club announcement and more. It’s going to be a fun year, and thank you all so much for helping me get to 67,000 subscribers!!
If there are any video topics you’d like to see me bring back or add to my calendar, hit reply and let me know! I’m always adding your suggestions to my ideas lists.
Happy New Year, and I’ll see you over on YouTube, where I have 3 giveaways this month.
I have been self-publishing my books since 2010, and in that time, I've sold well over half a million copies of my books. I'm not a superstar or a huge bestseller, but I have built an amazing career that brings me great joy. Here at Heart Breathings, I hope to help you find that same level of success. Let's do this.