Its been a while, but im back now with a whole new brand! To those of you who stick around, thank you. Your support means the world to me.
You might be wondering where I've been these past few months. A lot has happened: I finished my senior year, graduated high school, and decided I want to study journalism in college. On top of that, I'm still making slow progress with book two of the New Cov trilogy. With all these changes, the time I have to devote to a blog has been drastically changed, and I've been forced to reevaluate my strategy.
So what are the changes?
Blog posts will no longer be coming weekly, but bi-weekly or sometimes just once a month. I want to give myself more time to devote to each post, and I have no idea how college will affect my schedule. The goal here is flexibility.
An exciting new direction for the blog: I'm going to be setting up interviews with other authors and writers! This is a new thing for me, but I'm excited to get started. This way I can connect you guys to other creators of solid content, and I'm sure I have a lot to learn from them.
I'm ramping up my use of Instagram as a valuable free marketing tool. Feel free to follow me over there @cjhawthornewrites for lots of behind the scenes author content!
I have a new focus, and that is clean, wholesome fiction. That doesn't mean preachy cliche stuff. It jusf means that I want to see entartaining stories that aren't outright propaganda or full of icky sexual content. I already write this type of content, but I used to take if for granted that most other people did too. Naive, I know. But I've realized that good fiction is a thing worth fighting for and that needs to be fought for. To that end, the author interviews I have planned will showcase writers who are equally devoted to keeping fiction clean. I cant wait to share them with you guys!
Those are a lot of changes. But to those of you who stay on board, again, thank you so so much. I hope to finish drafting book two this summer and release it late 2022/early 2023.
As always, feel free to email or message me with any questions or topic suggestions. Thank you for your patience. I'm so glad to be back!