Awesome changes on the way

Awesome changes on the way

So, we need to talk about some changes.

Back in April or May, I decided to start up a new business, The Creative Techie. See I kept running into other creative business owners who were in need of help with their technology, and I wanted to help. I’ve always been able to teach people how to use computers.

It’s been going really well, honestly. I’ve got one web tutorial online, and I’m accepting coaching appointments. I’m even building websites for people and training them how to do the maintenance and upkeep on their own.

The problem is: I don’t have time to write. And that’s the whole reason I started working for myself in the first place.

Trying to juggle The Creative Techie, Crosshair Press (the publishing company of which I am co-founder), and my writing business is taking more hours out of the day than I have. I’ve tried adjusting my sleep schedule, and that only made me sleepier. And believe me, you don’t want to be sleepy when you’re coding websites!

So that means some changes are in order.

I absolutely believe that I am called to be a writer, and I believe I can help people learn how to use technology to simplify life. I just don’t think I can maintain them as separate businesses. So instead of being an Author AND A Webmaster/Tech-Tutor, I’m just going to be an Author who makes websites.

Is that okay with everyone?

I need to beg your forgiveness for all the confusion that’s been happening with all my different names and all my different websites. My goodness, you should be a member of my family. Nobody even knows what email address to use for me anymore (I’m not exaggerating!).

So over the next two months, you’re going to be seeing some major changes around here. At least through December, I will be keeping The Creative Techie webpage alive and running at its own home, but after the first of the year, everything will be migrating back to my old homestead: www.amycwilliams.com.

You can look forward to three different types of posts on this site: Story World, Creative Techie, and Slice of Haven.

Story World

Under this category, you’re going to find posts about my novels, my latest releases, special events, sales and deals, and character profiles. Lots and lots of character profiles.

This will also serve as the hub for ALL my novels. I’ll continue to maintain KimberlyMcNeil.com and LightkeeperLegends.com, but those will be more specifically focused. So here on this page, you’ll often see posts that pertain to everything I write, which ranges from space opera to romantic comedy to young adult fantasy and (soon) paranormal mystery.

Creative Techie

Under this category is where all my tech-centered posts are going to go. If you need help with a computer program, a smartphone, or anything else technological that’s confusing you, check this out. It’s tech-tips for Creative People written by a Creative Person.

Slice of Haven

And finally, this is the category where everything else will go—regular life stuff. All my travel adventures (Wanderlost). My photography and my farm stories. The generic slice of life stuff.

An Exciting Announcement

As of right now, I’m going to continue making my web tutorials and offering my tech coaching sessions. But I’m super-duper thrilled to announce that I will also be writing guidebooks to programs and software that creatives use for business, like WordPress and Scrivener. I’ll announce more about that at a later date, but it’s certainly something you can look forward to.

Thanks so much for your patience, my friends. My goal is to have this blog up and running again smoothly now, and I’ll be combining newsletters as well. So if you haven’t signed up for my newsletter yet, you really ought to. It’s totally worth it.

A.C. Williams

Amy Williams left a lucrative career in marketing to write novels about space cowboys, clumsy church secretaries, American samurai, and alternate dimensions. Along the way, she also discovered a passion for teaching other creative professionals how to use technology to make life easier. Through video instruction or one-on-one coaching, she teaches software, blogging, basic graphic design, and many other useful skills that help creative entrepreneurs get stuff done minus the frustration.

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  1. Super excited for you, Amy! I am always so impressed by the way you constantly morph and update to meet life head on and be fearless! To borrow a phrase from years gone by–“You go, girl!!”

    1. Thank you, Jenny. You guys are such an inspiration and encouragement to me. Love you guys tons!

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