So I started this newsletter last year, posted ONE issue, and then got distracted. Ironically, my second issue last year was going to be about distractions.
My mistake: I was getting carried away with a fancypants layout, tweaking settings, spending waaaaay too much time trying to decide what sections I wanted to include, regular features, and so on.
What I Learned:
1. Don't let myself get so carried away with the bells and whistles that I forget about my original goal. Pare down to the bare essentials. Keep it simple.
2. I can always redesign or change my mind about the organization later, so I need to stop obsessing about trying to get everything perfect the first time.
What I Plan To Include In This Newsletter:
I haven't decided for sure yet (see #2 above), but I'll be sharing new doodles and comics, useful and interesting links I think worth sharing, resources for teachers, plus things I've learned about reading, writing and illustrating books for young people.
Thanks for joining me!