Wow. I’ve had a LOT of life things happening since I last updated y’all. Okay, maybe not a LOT lot, but there have been some big changes.
First off, I am now a member of The Wilting Rose Project! I’m the new manager for post publishing and the newsletter, as well as a contributing writer. If you’re a woman, no matter your age, and have ever felt wilted by any kind of circumstance then please check out this site. We have so many truth-filled and uplifting articles by Godly young women that have not only blessed me, but I know they can bless you and touch your heart.
As post publisher I’m in charge of formatting the posts, which is basically what I do to create my own posts but without having to worry about providing the content for each one. XD I’m also learning new things which you may have picked up on by my blog’s new look. (Please let me know if you have any thoughts on it, I’m open to constructive critiques! :D)
And as the newsletter manager, I’m writing the weekly email and sending that out. (So if you want to see that, you can just sign up here! ;p) It was quite the adventure learning how to use MailChimp. O.o Especially since I was originally supposed to be the assistant to the previous manager… eheh. But life happened and I suddenly found myself manager. God was so gracious, though. My lack of experience was met with friends who were led to help me just when I felt so overwhelmed or even just reach out to let me talk through my anxiety. Now that I know what I’m doing, being the newsletter manager is actually kinda fun. *grins* But now we’ve changed to ConvertKit which is much easier for me. 😀
And the above actually leads me into the sign ups part of the title that I’m sure you’re pretty curious about. 😉
I’m starting a newsletter! *throws confetti* I am so nervous and excited my stomach and heart are competing gymnasts. XD I’m calling it Jenavieve’s Reveries and by signing up you get to become one of the first to receive my newsletter! (
AKA, you, brave souls, are my test subjects XD) I would be so thrilled if you signed up. My newsletter will only go out once a month and you’re free to unsubscribe at any time.
Included in my newsletter will be a monthly wrap-up, the books I’ve been reading, updates on various things I’m doing, like special updates on my writing with snippets, and maybe a few other things. I have to keep some things a surprise for those who sign up. 😉 But that’s a general summary of what to expect. My plans are to send out my emails at the end of each month (or the beginning if life happens and I’m late. XP)
So, without further ado;
Say what? You read that right, I’m looking for beta readers! I’m kind of shocked I’ve reached this point,
and mildly terrified, not gonna lie. XD I’m almost finished with my own edits for the short story I’m submitting to The King’s Daughter’s Writing Camp and would love to get a team of beta readers to go over it. My plan is to send the Google Doc out next Monday, if you’d like to help me please sign up below. Because this is a 5,000 word short story I’m only accepting a handful of beta readers.
I’m opening a freelance virtual assistant business! I offer services for designing and managing websites and blogs, managing your Pinterest and Goodreads, and formatting your blog posts. Right now I only offer my website and blog services for WordPress, but I may branch out to Blogger, Squarespace, and possibly more in the future.
If you’re interested in hiring me you can head over to my Virtual Assistant page and fill out the form describing the services you would like me to perform. 🙂
I am so excited for where God is leading me! Not everything has fallen into place easily or as quickly as I would have liked, but I still see His hand in it and on my life. ❤
7 thoughts on “Life Update + A Call For Sign Ups”
First off, heya, I am SO sorry I disappeared there from your amazing blog. But I was SO thrilled when I started seeing posts from you coming back into my inbox!!!!!
Secondly, EEEEEEE ALL OF THESE THINGS JUST SOUND SO, SO, SOOOO EXCITING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I signed up for your newsletter and I just canNOT wait for your first one to go out!!!!! 🙂 *jumps up and down and dances around my room*
And your short story sounds sooooo fantabulous. *sniffs* I really wanted to sign up, like really, really, REALLY wanted to. But I’ve kinda overextended myself and I had to set some rules in place for myself. Which is totally awful because one of those things was that I couldn’t take on any new beta projects for the rest of the year. I’m behind on people I’ve already told I would beta read for them and I have to catch up and then give myself a breather break, lol. I’m SO sorry though. :,( I really wish I could. (So much that I almost did sign up, but then I was like, Is, you probably wouldn’t be able to meet her timeline, so it’s best to just say no, even if you don’t want to. 😦 ) BUT I hope you get lotsa other awesome betas and all!!!
Also, how’s your writing been going?
*SHRIEKS AND FLAIL* So many exciting thiiiings!!! Oh my goodness, I am SO insanely proud of you with all the epic, wonderful things you are doing right now! A HUGE congrats on your position at The Wilting Rose. You better believe I just signed up for the newsletter. That place sounds like such an encouraging and much needed site for woman. ❤
And EEP. JEN HAS A NEWSLETTER. *more shrieking and flailing* This is a happy daaaay! Obviously I signed up for that as well as quickly as my fingers could move. I adore the name of it. That's perfect! I can't wait to get all the Jen goodness in my inbox! 😀
That is so, so thrilling you're submitting a piece for an anthology too! I do hope it all goes wonderfully!
AND you've started your own business? JEN. YOU ARE DOING SO AMAZING!!! I am so ridiculously proud of you I just can't even. Congrats on ALL the things! I'll be praying for you as you step into this new season of life. I know God is going to use you for beautiful things. ❤
Ahhh, I’m so excited for your newsletter!!! Also, you have been doing a lot of cool life stuff. Just amazing. And, oh, can you please consider Blogger so I can hire you for my blog? *puppy dog eyes*
Oh, I’m editing a short story too!!! And I’m also finish it*!!! *dances* My writing life is slowly improving after months of struggle which I’m so happy about it!!! Cause you know writing makes me so happy and being freely enjoying it without forcing it or procrastinating a lot is just beautiful. ❤ ❤ ❤
*If I'm being honest, I don't think I'm done with it just yet, but for now it's done. 😉
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Thank you so much! I’m so excited too!! 😀 I am so blown away by all the doors God has opened for me. ❤ Really? ^_^ If you'd like to fill out the form on my Virtual Assistant page, I'd be willing to take a "crash-course" in Blogger and we can work something out. 😀 (I'm still working out what services, exactly, I'm offering, so we can definitely discuss more over email. :D)
You are!? That's so awesome!!!! And oh! Congrats!!!!!!!!! *throws confetti and dances and hands you congrats cake* ^_^ <333 I am so so happy your writing is improving!!! Just so happy for you, girl!! *hugs* ❤ ❤ ❤
(Oh, I know the feeling! I had to keep mine under 5,000 words so it would be accepted and oh boy, I feel like I only told half the story! XD)
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Oh, you’re just amazing! I think I want to gather the money first before I drive into this. But I so really want you to look over my blog. I know it could use some improvement. I’ll let you know when I’m ready (by an email asking for your services). 😀
That’s so exciting that you have your own newsletter now!! I will definitely be signing up! And good for you for starting your own business! That’s super exciting!!