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Announcing The Prosperous Writer: You, Me & All Of Us Working Together

Today at five after midnight Pacific Time, I launched the premier issue of The Prosperous Writer.

If you missed it, e-mail me at christina katz at earthlink dot net and I will be happy to send it on over to your inbox. (Please check your inbox first, if you were a former subscriber of mine, then you should have received it.)

Unlike in the past, the e-zine will not be posted in this blog. This blog will carry original content of its own. Ditto the e-zine will carry original content.

As an exception, I want to share some announcements I made in the e-zine. I also want to provide a space for folks to comment on the decisions I’ve made. If you have anything to express, please feel free to comment. Here goes:

Breaking News: Time to say goodbye to…

  • Writers on the Rise
  • The Writer Mama
  • Get Known Groove
As many of you already know, I’ve abandoned the old way of creating newsletters because they were so labor-intensive. In 2009, I really spread myself thin working on three different publications.

My hope for The Prosperous Writer is that it will serve all of you well as we leave behind the old ways of doing things and move into a new era in writing, publishing and communications.

About what I’ve done in the past — I would not change a thing! And if you are building up a platform from scratch, I still recommend every single method I’ve used and taught (except I don’t use snail mail much anymore!). But I got carried away in 2009 and over-expanded. In order for me to move forward, I need to streamline my time and energy to allow for more creative time.

So all three monthly e-zines are being wrapped up into this weekly communication, which will deliver timely, relevant tips and insights for writing prosperously through changing times, including breaking news and how you can contribute. And every single thing I’ll ask you to do is like a mini-lesson in how to thrive in the new gig economy.

A few more things I am saying good-bye to:

  • #platformchat
  • The Writer Mama Back-to-School Giveaway
  • The Writer Mama Anniversary Book Tour

All three of the above involved large contributions of time and energy, not just from me but from everyone involved. In order to pave the way for new and exciting ventures, I need to prune back the tasks that overtax me. So adieu, adieu, adieu! We had so much fun!

And then, just when I was lightening my load, I made a false start:

I said I would launch a Writer Mama Book Club in 2010. But once I got christinakatz.com up and running, I quickly realized that this would be unsustainable. So there won’t be a Writer Mama Book Club in 2010. But I hope you will still come by on January 5th and bring your questions for Therese Walsh about her wonderful debut novel, The Last Will of Moira Leahy.

I want to thank everyone who has contributed to all of these wonderful celebrations of learning and sharing over the years. We really created some cool stuff.

Please join me in bidding a fond farewell to all of these wonderful endeavors…and in saying HELLO to a new year!

Next week , I’ll share the list of all the new offerings I have for 2010. Can’t wait. More soon!

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  • Stacy Smith Rogers January 2, 2010, 1:59 pm

    Congrats, Christina, on launching The Prosperous Writer! I'm taking your cue and streamlining some of my own projects. I look forward to being part of your Dream Team soon. I truly enjoy the community atmosphere your promote and are willing to share. Happy New Year!

  • christinakatz January 3, 2010, 3:34 pm

    Thanks, Stacy! Appreciate your appreciation. Happy 2010!

  • jgeditor January 4, 2010, 4:27 pm

    Congrats on your new direction. It is easy to spread oneself thin, and also to have multiple “brands” and identities, but people can understand, follow, learn, and be inspired by one YOU (and one's team, contributors, friends). Our “idea set” and perspectives can be a central thread (though lots of online experts/marketers would disagree). I almost always recommend that people have one site over several–and to figure out how to integrate and align the strands of their identity and work–and some clear navigation on their site.

    I love seeing your excitement about changing, letting go, and moving forward with the launch of The Prosperous Writer. (Love the title.) And it's helpful to me as I dive into a learning, growing, expanding this year and can see that I'll face some of the same issues.