Wednesday, January 4, 2017

2017 Changes

Alrighty, folks. 2017 is here to stay. Well, for a while, at least. ;)
Let's skip the introduction and get right into this post. ('Cause who reads the introductions? I mean, really. xD)
Basically, I'm here to let you know of a few changes. *looks around* I know, changes. They're not my favorite things, either. BUT. I think these are good. ;)

First off, I'm sure you all noticed the blog name change. Whimsical Writings worked great for these first two years as I established my writing a bit, and got to meet so many wonderful bloggers. But this year, one of my goals is to get more serious with my writing, and soo... I thought a name change was in order. Thus, Whimsical Writings for His Glory. I chose this name, because I feel it best represents what I want my writing to be about. Yes, I do still want my writing to have a whimsical, old-fashioned feel.  But above all, I want it to be about Christ. Our Savior. I pray everything I write may be used by God for His glory. Because He gave me the gift of writing, and my ultimate goal is to point others toward Him.

Okay, secondly. Umm, yeah. So. I made a website. This ties in with the whole "taking it more seriously" thing. This is a huge thing for me, because I've been putting it off for forever. To be honest, the thought of taking being an author to the next level scared me. And it still does. Part of me still wants to be the little girl who can write, but doesn't really have to take responsibility with any of it. But time changes things. I'm not writing just for fun anymore. I'm old enough to be an adult. (Okay, technically I am an adult...)  And I know God is telling me it's time to take the next step and not stay behind the safety of what is comfortable and familiar. New seasons in life come along, and I'm excited about this season. Though still a bit uncertain.
Anyway, here's the website link. I know it's not perfect yet, and I'm still working on it, but I'd love to hear your thoughts. :) http://writingforhisglory.weebly.com/

And thirdly . . .for all those of you who have been politely trying to figure out when A Question of Honor  releases . . . I have a release date! *drumroll* You can check the "Published Works" page.
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Or you can just stay here and I'll tell you. ;) Lord willing, it'll release on March 3rd. Exactly two months from yesterday. So I'm excited about that, and I hope y'all are too! To all my beta-readers . . . I know, I've made you wait a while.;) Stay tuned for the cover reveal and other exciting stuff as we get a bit closer!

Well, I think that's all I have to share with you today! Thank you all so much for reading, and I hope you're having a wonderful first week of 2017! Are you making any changes this year?

16 comments:

  1. I really like your new blog look and I love the new name, Jesseca!! :)
    "A Question of Honor" comes out March 3rd! Yay! :) I'm looking forward to reading it again and having it on my shelf. ;)

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    1. Thanks so much, Rebekah!! So glad you're looking forward to it! ^_^

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  2. Oh, I LOVE the new name!! And the author website is awesome!!! :D

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  3. I love the new blog look! New Year brings new changes :) And wow you made a website! That's great. Websites can be a bit of a pain sometimes though. ;) Thanks for the update!

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    1. Thank you so much, Ashley! Haha, yeahhhh . . . I'm figuring that out. xD
      Sure! And thanks so much for commenting! :)

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  4. So happy for you, Jesseca!! :) The new blog design and the website are both do pretty and professional. :D Looking forward to A Question of Honor's release and cover reveal! Blessings to you!! <3

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    1. Aww, thanks, Faith! Your feedback is invaluable to me! Same to you! *hugs*

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  5. I need to read A Question of Honor again! I'm so excited! May I start a fan club in its honor? (haha, little pun there ... sorry ...)

    The website is gorgeous, and the new look is really clean and tidy and yet pretty. :)

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    1. Yay! So glad you're excited!! Umm, sure. I won't protest that. xD

      Thank so much! I'm glad it looks pretty, still. That's one thing I didn't want to give up. ;)

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  6. Well done, Jesseca! I know it is a big step to set up a website of any kine for your writing. It takes work and commitment. I'll check out the website again and give you some feedback by email. How's that? :)

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    1. Thank you, Rebekah. :) Yeah . . it was a big step. It felt like stepping off a cliff, though not near as disastrous. xD
      Oh, that would be awesome! Thank you so much for all the help you've given me!!

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  7. (Haha, I always read introductions!! ;P)
    I'm so excited for you, Jesseca! Getting your writing published has to be an amazing feeling. Congrats!

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    1. Ohhh, really? Good to know! I proved I don't in a rather embarrassing way a few days ago... ;P
      Ahh, thanks! And yes, it is. A bit scary, but amazing! :)

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  8. "AAhhh change is good"-Lion King. So cool, the design of your blog and website looks great. Congrats on your up coming book release!

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    1. Ohh, that is an awesome quote. I now need to watch Lion King. ;)
      Thanks so much!!! I'm excited to see where it all goes!! :D

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