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Thoughts on setting up an email list

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Thoughts on setting up an email list

Setting up an email list has not been my favorite extracurricular author duty. They all say, “you have to do this!” No, I do not know who they are.

One company wanted me to import all my contacts. Little did they know if I had contacts I wouldn’t need their help. Contacts were what I was fishing for.

I finally settled on Mailchimp. It has proven to be the easiest. I say this before I’ve even sent out my first newsletter. We’ll see what I have to say after that ordeal. I’m probably having anxiety attacks over nothing.

I have managed to make a landing page. You can see it here. And while you’re there go ahead and sign up. Help a frazzled girl out. There are prizes to be won! A $100 Amazon gift card on publishing day of Avoiding The Tilt to be exact! (6/25/2019). Who wouldn’t want some free money! You can spend it on books. Here’s a good one to start with.

I’m not going to say the prizes will get bigger and better as the time rolls on, but it’s a start and I will have give-a-ways.

My soon-to-be-published book, Avoiding The Tilt can now be pre-ordered as a kindle book. The paperback will be up soon.

Blurb

“Starting her online business and downsizing into an inherited overly-furnished twelve hundred square foot home in the span of six months was no big deal to Evie Burgess. But when her husband, Leo, known as the neighborhood curmudgeon, suddenly retires two years sooner than expected, Evie’s space has been invaded by the never-ending presence of constant interruptions and impulsive hoarding of all objects nonessential. It doesn’t help that their elderly neighbor is continually gifting them with objects which have no value and serve no purpose. Organization and multi-tasking are second nature to Evie. Trying to curtail Leo’s hoarding tendencies and hook him up with a hobby that won’t annoy the neighbors is at the top of her to-do list. However, becoming an over-controlling maniac is the last thing Evie wants to be known as to her family. Secretly ridding their home of clutter is frustrating as Evie attempts to keep their marriage and home from bursting at the seams and tilting out of control. The only way to keep her sanity is the daily communication Evie maintains with Willie Lump-Lump, her child-hood cat.

*Disclaimer – This monthly newsletter may be shortened to by-monthly newsletters. Trust me when I say my life is not that exciting.

~Elle

Juggling Life

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Juggling Life

Juggling so much that is going on right now I’ve neglected my blog! Can anyone else relate to that?

  1. It was a wild week last week. Andrew graduated from grad school at Lee University and has accepted a great graduate assistantship to further his education at the University of South Carolina. Who would have known when I was having anxiety attacks over him getting his homework done in high school he was going to go this far?
  2. My granddaughter’s dance studio has been selected to perform in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade in November. With it costing a small fortune to attend she’s started a gofundme page here > http://bit.ly/2WOiWnI Stop by and see this amazing twelve-year-old dancer if nothing else!
  3. I’m in the process of collecting an email list for a short monthly newsletter. Uggh! It’s something they said I need to do. Can it be any harder? I’d love to see you on this list! You can sign up here > https://mailchi.mp/5b2319d541f9/newsletter-sign-up (you could win a $100 Amazon gift card and a signed copy of Avoiding The Tilt, and believe me when I say the odds are in your favor right now!)
  4. I just downloaded a new program on my computer – InDesign. So far I’m baffled but trying to work through it. I’ll be letting you know soon what I plan on doing with this program.
  5. Friday I’m traveling to Monroe, Louisiana for my granddaughter’s high school graduation. She’s the third one of my grandchildren graduating and will be attending Southern Arkansas University in the fall.
  6. And last but not least, I’ve set the publishing date for my newest book – Avoiding The Tilt – June 25th! You can preorder the kindle addition here > https://amzn.to/2WA7AmW

So you can see I haven’t been playing around. Not unless you count the couple of times we’ve been to the beach this month!

~Elle

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