You know how I like telling you exciting things? Well, I’ve got some news!
Side note: does anyone else feel the need to tell people when they’ve injured themselves because they think they need the “awws” and “I hope you feel betters” or is it just me? Like, I injured my finger last night (ripped my nail off almost halfway down the nail bed while changing bedsheets) and I feel like it won’t heal properly unless I tell people about it and they give me their sincerest faux pity. I even sent my brother a video and told him I had a “boo boo.” I’m laughing at myself, here. I have very low tolerance for pain and injury and this whole thing is mildly ridiculous.
That’s not even what I came here to tell you (see previous comment about injuries only healing when people know about them).
I wanted you to be the first to know that I have unofficially published my journal set! They are technically purchasable on Amazon right now, but I’m waiting on the bannerless author copies to arrive so I can take pretty pictures to post with the official announcement (and on the new NINE & TWO Press website).
Wait! Did I even tell you NINE & TWO Press has a new website? Oh Gosh, I’m slacking here! I’m sorry, my people, so sorry.
I have such big dreams for NINE & TWO Press, you know. And while right now it’s still just my self-publishing “publisher” name, I want it to grow into something much bigger—something that can’t be contained within my personal website. So, I created a new landing page at www.ninentwopress.com where I will have links to everything I self-publish.
In the future, I hope to be able to publish other people’s essays and short stories on the website as well as have a fully functioning online store where you can purchase books, journals, and all sorts of other stationery related things directly from me.
These are big dreams for the future, not anything I’m seeking to create this year. However, I wanted to establish my intention by putting this small piece into place. I hope you like it!
Now, back to what I was saying…
Along with the official journal announcement—which will come later this month—I will be doing a giveaway to celebrate. The winner of the giveaway will receive:
*1 journal of your choice (Daily Reflection Journal or Long-form Journal)
*An exclusive Book 2 Preview booklet with two short stories from my next book (unedited first drafts)
*A couple of extra goodies to make it even more special
The official announcement and giveaway rules will be posted on Instagram in the coming weeks, however, because you are subscribed to my blog and I love you for being here, you can enter early without Instagram.
All you have to do to enter the giveaway is comment on this post (you can do that by replying to this email, if you are reading from the post notification email) and tell me how journaling has been beneficial in your life.
Blog subscribers will automatically be granted two entries—that’s how much I appreciate you being here. The early entry period for blog subscribers ends Friday, March 17th, 2023 at 5:00pm EST.
I guess I had more things to tell you than I initially thought. Thanks for hanging out with me, and I look forward to reading your entries!