So this is the blog post that I've been contemplating for a long time. A long, long time. And I can't believe that the time has finally come. It's here. It's now. I'm nervous, of course, to write this post, because I'm sure some of you will be upset. (And I hate that!) But things have to change for us to grow, and as someone who hates change of any kind, I've been working on trying to learn to embrace this fact instead of loathing it.
The time has come for the AbbeysHollow.com website to shut down, and for my main author site, JessicaVerday.com, to get a face lift.
That said, with the trilogy drawing to a close this year, I knew that I'd have some decisions to make regarding whether or not I'd keep the site going. My schedule was the deciding factor. This was both a bad thing and a good thing. The bad part of it is that at the end of 2011 the Abbey's Hollow website will be shut down for good. I'm not ordering anything more to re-stock, so whatever is left is left until it's all completely sold out. (As of now, the only thing totally sold out are the 4-Leaf clover necklaces. But I am down to 6 Astrid necklaces, and 6 Legend of Sleepy Hollow necklaces. There won't be any more once they are all sold.)
The good part of this is that it means I'll have time to concentrate on writing more books. I'm sad to close down the website, but ultimately, my job as an author is to write. So that's what I'm going to concentrate on. More writing time for me = more books for you. So win/win, right?
The other change happening at the end of the year will be my JessicaVerday.com author site. I've received so many compliments on the design, and I'm not gonna lie, I'm pretty sad that it has to change. But the new site will be sleeker and focused more on all my books instead of tied to just one series. So if you haven't had the chance to explore all the little nooks and crannies of my current site, go check it out! I hope you love the new site (albeit in a different way) just as much as the old one.
Change is hard. And tough. And complicated. But it's also worth it. Here's to a bright and shiny and NEW 2012!
Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 9:05 AM | By: Jessica Verday
A life-long book lover, and avid reader, Jessica Verday wrote her first story when she was eleven. Titled "Bobby's Bazillion Bananas" it was about a boy named Bobby who planted a banana in his backyard and it sprouted into a banana tree overnight. There were - you guessed it - a bazillion bananas. Find out more at www.jessicaverday.com
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