New Year Memo – Kindle Edition

I went to bed late on December 30th and had trouble sleeping — an idea for a story was brewing and wouldn’t let me rest. At 2:30 a.m. I got up and banged out a couple hundred words that would serve as the skeleton. Yesterday, I got up and started filling out the story. By 2:00 p.m., after several passes it was done — I’d written nearly 1900 words without much of a thought or Continue Reading →

Building and Letting Go

Last night we had our regular Purpose Party check-in meeting. It was a smaller than usual meeting, with one new member, and I wasn’t expecting much, but ended up making a very surprising and satisfying decision: it was time to let go of It’s been a labour of love for a decade but now it feels like more of a distraction than a passion. Once I came to that realization, it was obvious. Today, Continue Reading →

I’m going to the store, need anything?

In the interest of spreading the word about the stuff we make, Mike and I are going to buy some ThoseDeWolfes CafePress merchandise in bulk for resale locally (Victoria) — because one of the worst parts of buying things on CafePress (or most online¬†businesses) is the shipping charges when you want just one or two items. Our resale will account for shipping but not at the steep rates you’d pay individually (likely around $1 per Continue Reading →

Clearing Inventory

Now that the biggest hurdle of 11for11 has been cleared, I’m moving on to the next project: stocking my Creative Miscellany store on Zibbet. I made the decision last fall to buy a lifetime membership on Zibbet rather than face runaway bills on Etsy. (I think there are still a few of these lifetime memberships available — click the yellow box over there if you wanna sign up or learn more.) I haven’t completely closed Continue Reading →

I Just Shipped It!

After a ridiculously long gestation period, I finally put the finishing touches on the e-book Mike and I started back in 2008. It was the first project in my 11for11 list and there are other facets to it which may or may not get done now or now-ish but the biggest part is done. I am so excited! I present to you: Home Staging in a Hurry by Cheryl and Michael DeWolfe. We’ve published through Continue Reading →