PRE-LAUNCH: WELCOME

IF YOU’RE NEW HERE, feel free to look around…

I haven’t been the best at communicating about this site, but here’s the blog.

LITEWINGS.INK pronounced light-wings-ink

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It’s been a wild ride, and I’m glad to be here for 2023, even if it’s off to a rockyish start.

I’m making it through and making good progress so far, and that’s the truth.

IF YOU’RE HERE FOR THE NEXT PARTY, then look no further…

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THAT’S RIGHT

It’s time to launch the courses. Ready or not, here they come.

I need beta testers, and I’m offering a first-come-first-served offer to anyone willing to try them.

Here’s the skinny:

You get

  • PDF version of the course you’re taking.
    • follow along online or download a hard copy.
  • LIFETIME access to full course features.
    • access all three courses forever.
  • LIMITED TIME pricing structure.
    • receive over half-off every tier (starting at $44)

and

  • UP TO 3 one-on-one coaching sessions with yours truly
    • receive individualized guidance through the course of your choice

I really wanted to offer this for free, but I had to pay to access the platform features I needed to offer all the benefits I wanted to include.

If you need a payment plan, just CONTACT ME. If you want to help without paying, I’m willing to send you the PDF version of each course through email. You’ll need to email me or CONTACT ME and mention the blog post or the email for this offer.

KEEP READING for PRICING structures…

The three courses again are:

LIVING WRITE: The Ultimate Guide to Building a Creative Routine in One Month.

SKILL SCHOOL: Simple Tips for Better Writing this Week.

ENVISION: Live Your Future Today.

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TIER 1 $44 ($100 value)

PDF and full course access, including future updates plus one coaching session

Downloadable Freebies.

TIER 2 $75 ($150 value)

PDF full course access, including future updates.

Printable self-care journal with daily writing prompts for both fiction and nonfiction writers or creatives

2 coaching sessions: beginning and end (or your choice).

Downloadable Freebies.

TIER 3 $100 ($200 value)

PDF full course access, including future updates.

Printable self-care journal with daily writing prompts for both fiction and nonfiction writers or creatives

3 coaching sessions: beginning, middle, and end (or your choice).

Downloadable Freebies.

What’s a coaching session?

30 minutes of one-on-one help wherever you are.

Behind-the-scenes access.

Encouragement and next steps.

Half off future coaching sessions ($45-$120 value).

So, which one are you interested in? Thanks for helping me prelaunch these courses. I can’t wait to work with you!

xxxlinsey

SPACE 2 CREATE: That’s a Wrap

Well, no one laughed at me.

They listened to me (mostly), and I was not called a fraud. Here are my takeaways from the retreat:

  • I’m thankful (but we could all be more so) for the creative gift I have been given, and I will take on the responsibility of sharing it with the world.
  • I will toss fear and comparison to the curb because they do not serve me.
  • I will create space for my dreams and continue to dream the impossible
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When we make space for creativity, creativity shows up for us. I’m living proof it’s true.

So whether you want to start a new writing routine or not, whether you consider yourself a creative or not, if you have a dream, it’s time to put it in front of your face and breathe life into it.

I’m so blessed I get to do what I love every day. Don’t you want to say the same?

If you’re thinking now is the time to start something, then CONTACT ME about beta testing my courses.

I have 3

LIVING WRITE is all about getting your routine under control. Whether you have some writing time or a lot of writing time, we will get you some space to create. Don’t think you’re exempt if you’re not a writer. Creative people of all stripes need a routine.

SKILL SCHOOL is grammar basics for writers. Even if you’re a seasoned writer, you may not know which rules you’re breaking (or how to do so with confidence). Beginner and Advanced writers welcome.

ENVISION is about creating a vision board and getting your dreams on paper. In order to create the life you love, you have to make space in some key areas. I help you eliminate the clutter and focus on the dream.

xxxlinsey

SPACE 2 CREATE: Preconceived Notions

By the time you read this, I will be at the Space 2 Create Writing Retreat with my cousins, sisters, fellow hope*writers, and brand new friends.

I absolutely cannot wait.

I have some trepidation that I hope to exorcise by writing about it: I have terrible imposter syndrome.

Imposter syndrome involves unfounded feelings of self-doubt and incompetence.

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No matter how good I am, no matter how many awards I’ve won or accolades I’ve received. No matter how many times I’ve succeeded. I don’t feel I’ve earned a place at the table.

I still fear that no one will listen to me, that people will make fun of me, that I will be exposed as a fraud.

But that’s not the truth.

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I’m not a fraud. I’m an experienced expert. I have the knowledge and the track record to back me up.

So, move over, Imposter Syndrome.

I’m clearing this table and using it as my platform.

Here’s a sneak peek into my presentation for the retreat this week and the coming course:

*IN* VISION

PUT YOUR FUTURE ON PAPER

For creative people, the visceral matters and the visual is visceral.

You’ll learn:

The importance of a vision board:

How to organize a vision board:

My favorite vision board categories and why:

LEARN MORE.

I’m excited to bring this to them and you. CONTACT me for more details and have a great week!

xxxlinsey

LUKE’S LAUNCH

That’s right! My 2nd book is now LIVE ON AMAZON! Want to win a copy? Keep reading.

If you’re part of my LAUNCH TEAM, you’re eligible to win a free copy of LUKE, GOODBYE, or BOTH!

Here are the requirements:

  • Purchase a copy (or more!) HERE (ebook or paperback).
  • Read and honestly review LUKE on Amazon.
  • Honestly review LUKE on Goodreads or another book site (including your own book blog or channel).
  • Attend at least one Q&A session on Zoom:

FREE and OPEN to all!
2 chances to attend

Friday, Jan 13 @ 3PM and 7PM

  • Promote LUKE on social media (yes, even if you didn’t like it).
  • Tag @ewinglinsey in your social posts.

Everyone on this team will be eligible to win a free signed copy of GOODBYE or LUKE or BOTH!

CONTACT ME for more details. Until next week.

xxxlinsey

Nanowrimo 2022: Final Feels

Overall I feel good about the progress I made.

I started several new projects, and though I have no idea how they will pan out, I have faith the right ones will surface at the right time.

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I’m glad I did the notebook challenge for 2 reasons:

  • I have a lot of notebook space.
  • I have a lot of story ideas and a better idea of how much development each of them needs.

If you haven’t joined my email list yet, now is a good time.

I’m making an exciting announcement there first. Head over to the WEBSITE and click the GET ACCESS tab. Enter your email and something about you, and you’re all set to receive news and exclusive offers, not to mention downloadable freebies. 

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Happy New Year to you and yours. See you next week for the exciting announcement…

xxxlinsey

JINGLE HELL

Well, it’s that time of year again.

The lights are up, the inflatables are out, and everywhere you look, it’s holly jolly time. 

Nope, it’s not Thanksgiving yet, one of my favorite holidays that slips through the cracks more and more each year, it seems.

I wonder if we know what we’re racing toward, in such a hurry to get to the end of the year. I’m guilty of it too. My Christmas tree is not up yet, but I don’t wait until December to prepare for Christmas, and I find myself ready to bust into my 2023 planner when I still have a month of 2022. 

I do not want to wish my time away, but the reasons are no mystery to me, or to you if you’ve ever struggled with seasonal, or any kind of, depression. It’s a hard time of year for me and for many others, but I have tried each year, to do something uplifting for myself and for you.

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This year i’m doing something a little different. I’m taking a break. Not from everything (dad), but from the things I built to support myself. I think it’s always good to step back for a minute, judge what you’ve done so far and pause before heading back in.

I want to evaluate what I’ve done this year and what I want to do next year. So I’m saying cheers for the year.

I have the opportunity to take a break, and I’m taking it. I’ll be gone this month from this blog, Youtube, and, largely, social media.

I will be spending time alone and with family and friends. 

You can always reach me here

If you’re interested in seeing what I’ll be up to December,  follow me on Instagram 

I’m doing a self-care month to practice what I preach.

I’ve assigned myself 31 self-care activities to post about throughout the month. The biggest thing, the point, is to take care of myself so I can work as hard as I work throughout the year. It’s largely about rest and giving myself some creative space. I still have to get through another quarter before I’ll feel better. 

That seems like a long time from now and it is in many ways. In others, it will be here in a flash. I’ve made it through one month maybe, but I still have a few dark ones to go.

This is hard.

It is hard to do the things and it is hard to accept that it is hard to do the things. It is hard to need help and that help comes from the people who drive you most nuts. 

I have often talked about how hard this season is for me and for others I know, but I’ve never taken a break from the holidays like I have the opportunity to this year.

Don’t think I’ll leave you with nothing, though. I’ve written a lot about this time of year and the pillars of Advent.

If you’re interested, start here:

ADVENT FOR THE BROKENHEARTED

There are four pillars of Advent: HOPE, JOY, PEACE, and LOVE. The fifth and final candle is the Christ candle, but I have maintained in all these posts that you don’t have to believe in baby Jesus or Santa Claus to enjoy, learn from, and gather strength from the pillars of Advent any time of year.

I hope your holidays are a time of rest and recovery for you, but know, if they’re not, this too shall pass. Happy Reading.

HOPE in the HoliDAZE

HOPE ON

JOY to the World

JOY UP

PEACE on Earth

PEACE OUT

LOVE one Another

LOVE IN

I’ll see you in January.

xxxlinsey

Nanowrimo 2022: The Muddy Middle

I’m still doing surprisingly well. For those of you who couldn’t make the live stream, Nina hit her goal early and I hit mine just after the stream ended. 

Because of the lengthy stream time this month, I’ve decided to take a break from YouTube after Thanksgiving.

This means we’ll have LIVE@5 tonight (the 15th) and next week (the 22nd if possible) and then be done until 2023.

I’m very excited to share with you what I’ve been working on.

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In 2023 I’ll be adding a new stream on Friday mornings, new courses online, and a new book out.

It’s going to be a great year.

As for the word count, I am almost to 40k, and I did manage my 10k-day last week. This week I’m taking it easy and reading a lot so I’m hoping for a 10k week instead.

If you have feedback for me or just want to say hi then head to linseyewing.com and contact me.

Happy writing.

xxxlinsey

Nanowrimo 2022: VOTE

Yea, that’s today …go do it

Now…NaNoWriMo

As predicted, I came through in the first part of the month. My current word count is: 19,773

Almost halfway done, and we’re less than 10 days in.  Feels pretty good.

But,

I always feel the same way this time of year.

Like,

Maybe it won’t happen? Maybe I won’t crash and burn this year like I did the year before and the year before that. Maybe just maybe, I’ll be better this year.

lil ole me

I feel that way now, and I have no reason to believe I won’t go on feeling fine. Except for the promise that is the past. I have not felt fine every year from daylight savings time to my birthday (in March). This year should be no different.

It’s a long time to feel bad, and I can tell you it’s not fun. If I go dark this winter, know I am taking care of myself.

I thought I’d share some of the things that have helped me.

If this is a dark time of year for you, know first that you are not alone. If the holly jolly stuff seems foreign this year or every year, check out my posts from 2020 on the pillars of ADVENT: HOPE, LOVE, JOY, and PEACE.

Remember, if you need someone to talk to, I’m only a click away. Don’t be afraid to confide in your friends and family. They love you and want to help, even if they don’t know how.

Every year I plan a little something for myself to help me get through. This year I’m doing a self-care challenge in December. Follow me on Instagram if you’d like to join. @ewinglinsey.

If you want to support me but are unsure how I have a 1-question poll that you can access here

Thank you for continuing to read and help my business grow.

Don’t forget I’m going to be LIVE on YouTube all day Saturday. Whether you’re writing, reading, cleaning the house, or whatever you’re doing, I’d love for you to join me!

See you next week.

xxxlinsey 

Nanowrimo 2022: Badass Beginner-LIVE Updates

Happy Fall Y’all!

Here’s my first nanowrimo update and info on my LIVE YouTube streams this month.

November 1st update:

I’m a badass beginner.

At least I usually am. That means I hit the ground running when it comes to typing my little heart out at the beginning of November. Sometimes I lose steam around the tenth and muddle through the middle before sprinting toward the finish and 50k.

I am always so fired up for today; it’s my favorite day of the year. Not only is Halloween candy 50% off, it’s also the first day of nanowrimo. I have a tradition of staying up til midnight to usher the day in.

I’m a bit over the top.

But this year guess what happened…

Nothing. 

That’s right. I wrote four words at midnight before I had to give up and shut the computer. I don’t know why. I couldn’t pinpoint it then, and I don’t know now.

Then guess what happened.

I couldn’t sleep. 

Of course. 

So I did what I always do when lying still doesn’t work.

I wrote.

I’m not sure what I wrote was understandable or even legible. I didn’t look at the screen. It’s my policy not to go backward this month. November is always about forward momentum.

I got about 850 words in 30 minutes. Not bad.

So what’s the lesson here? Take my time? Write when I can? Pick up and try again?

Probably all of those things.

In other news:

I sent out an email today. It asked 1 question. If you didn’t get it and would like to, send me a message.

I’m going live at least twice on YouTube this month before a long hiatus in December.

The first is tonight at 5 central and we’ll go until the people grow tired.

The next one and the one you should put on your calendar is:

Saturday November 12 from 6 to 6 central time (7-7 eastern).

I’m working for 10k that day and I would love for you to join me whether you’re writing or reading or knitting or whatever it is you’re doing.

We don’t limit creation.

Join me in my journey this month and thank you as always for your support!

xxxlinsey

WHY Do We Write?

Writing is like reading except the book is trying to kill you

Lauren DeStefano

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Why write?

or Create, if you prefer, for writing is an art as much as painting, sculpting, dancing, and music making.

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Why do it at all?

This isn’t a rhetorical question.

I’d really like to know what you think.

I can tell you why I do it…then again…I wonder if I can.

Because it’s private, isn’t it? Maybe we’ve never asked ourselves the question before, but we know immediately it’s off-limits, at least until we’ve had a chance to view it.

Well, here we go…

Why do I write what I write how I write it?

because it’s true. the worst thing you can do in fiction is lie.

this one’s me

My truth is dark.

I don’t know why. I probably wouldn’t have chosen it that way, if I’d been given a choice. Then again, I’ve always been a red-pill kinda girl.

My point: I wouldn’t have chosen the pain, but I don’t regret it. Pain is an excellent if harsh, teacher. Experience is another.

Fiction is the truth inside the lie

Stephen King

If we continue to be afraid of the dark, the light cannot win. I want to look at the ugliness and pain that is in the world and show it I am not afraid. It can’t scare me.

I am a Lightbringer.

Why create??

Because I can’t not.

If we refuse to bring the light, the darkness will win.

And we can’t have that.

xxxlinsey

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