Hello Writing Friends!
Its been far too long!! How have you been? 2014 has certainly been one wild ride for me! But before I get into that, I want to announce that I will NOT be running Start The Year Off Write this January. I’ve agonized over this decision as it was always my intention to make STYOW a yearly challenge. However, things changed. Thanks to some unexpected curve balls this year, I did not have time to organize the challenge to the level of my satisfaction. I hope you will forgive me. I swear I have the cutest excuses ever. See.
Really is was all this amazing little lady’s fault.
Behind that beautiful smile is the story of a survivor. This little lady was born ten weeks early! If you’re curious, here’s where I’ve been the past eleven months and why I didn’t have time to organize Start The Year Off Write. I’ve got to warn you, its a bit of a read so if you don’t have time here’s the cliff notes version: new baby, new business, NICU, sewage flood, and new home in a new state!
Christmas Eve 2013 – Shannon surprised Jim with the news that Baby #3 is on the way!
January – Shannon runs her first large scale writing challenge, Start The Year Off Write, and is thrilled by its results. Writers in 9 different countries are logging in to participate! Jim and his smarty-pants business partners finally launch Trek10, which helps companies upgrade and save money by replacing their servers with secure cloud-based solutions.
February – Jim twists Shannon’s arm just enough to convince her to move from downtown Chicago. They settle on Northern, IN and plan to move in the […]