Dear Friends And Writers,
Morning dearies! Hope all of you had a fabulous rest last night. Me, it was so cold, I kept waking up shivering! I mean can you believe how cold it is outside!? Normally where I live it’s more a temperate climate, but today it’s a nice stable 27 degrees! And that’s in Fahrenheit! Just unbelievable if you ask me.
Anyway I wanted to take a bit of time and share some things with all of you today. The first is…I MADE SOME NEW COLLARS! Some of you may know or remember that I, as well as being a writer, also design and make jewelry on the side. Then again, some of you may not know this. But if you have seen any of my designs on DeviantART, you’ll probably be excited to know I am still going strong! Just recently I woke up with an insatiable desire to craft more jewelry than I ever have before, and I have started investing in much more beautiful and versatile materials than I have ever had acces to before. Now, why an I doing this? Wellll…Just recently the Lord laid it on my heart that it was time to take my “hobby” of making jewelry to the next level, and that level turned out to be selling it! Part of what fueled this idea into a reality was that I had been researching and applying for all sorts of regular 9 to 5 jobs, and got turned down consistently at every interview I got, because of my schedule. So, after grieving and panicking and wondering what I should do with my life to get at least some income, I began to pray to the Lord and seek His guidance. About a week passed and then, as suddenly as if it had always been a reality I woke up and realized, “Wait. This is silly. No one is going to work with my schedule! So why should I go out of my element and bend over backwards for them? So I really want to trade my free-spirited life for a grueling 9-to-5 job? No way! I can be my own boss!” And then the rest was history. I began to brainstorm about things I knew I was good at–At least good enough to turn into a means of income, and then I thought about my pawmade jewelry! I realized I was already published on the Kindle Store on Amazo n, and earning from my writings there, so why not turn my precious beloved pawmade jewelry into a business opportunity too!? I could make it work for me! I already knew the skills, had the tools, the vision, goals, everything! I even had CUSTOMERS. So simply…why the heck not? I even met a girl at the firework stand down on my 0wn street corner when I went to get some New Year’s fireworks with my friends. She saw the new metallic green collar I made–THIS ONE:
–And then she was like “Oh my GAWD that necklace is SOOOO pretty. I really want one.”
“Oh thank you! I actually made it.”
“You did? No way! I really like it.”
Next thing I knew I was telling her about how much material I had to make her a collar of her own, what colors I had available, and even writing down my email address in case she was interested in buying! So at that moment it really sunk in that with the Lord’s blessing I had the skills and ability to turn my 10-year long hobby of making jewelry into a blossoming business. And all because He had allowed it! Almost immediately I began my research into ways to sell professionally, and jumped on Etsy to create my own online shop, LabbyLynn Creations! I won’t really go live with it though until I have at least 10 creations available to sell, as I normally only make a new collar or bracelet or what I am feeling at the moment whenever I have time, and usually only for myself at that. Making them for other people? Well that an entirely different jump in quality entirely: a jump I am making wholeheartedly! Already I have started using my other reserves of material to make THIS:
–And so much more! It’s truly wonderful to see my hobby become more than a hobby! Of course it’s even more wonderful that my parents are much more accepting of what I make now too! I’m fact, they even gave me this amazing toolbox for Christmas! I’m able to put all of my tools in it, plus materials in the storage for what I’m currently making!
So basically, ever since God laid it on my heart when I woke up that day I have had a tireless, insatiable need to buy and bogart amazing new materials and accessories and make new pieces of jewelry for the world to fall in love with and enjoy, which means SO much because every piece I make is like a little child to me, beautiful, alive, breathing, existing. God is so good! It doesn’t matter how much work each piece is to make either…I end up finishing it and still end up wanting to make a hundred more! So don’t worry dears, I’ll definitely let you know when my Etsy shop is up and running! You DONT want to miss out on what I’m going to make! I even got some new tools to finish my pieces off even more, and I’ll just be right out of here.
So, on to writing. Witch Mansion. As you know Chapter 1 is up already on the Kindle Store! You can find it here:
Witch Mansion: Chapter 1 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M6XXO7X/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_-EtCybSV0840V
I was really excited how Chapter 1 turned out and was received. Turns out God has really blessed Me with some pretty epic ideas for Chapter 2, as the raging storm is going to get even worse and the plot even deeper! I really can’t wait to see where writing it will take me! Chapter 2 Will be announced here also once it is done, just like my Etsy shop, which will probably be called LabbyLynn Creations. Haha, see a pattern in the name there? For now though it’s time to stuff my face with a delicious hamburger, courtesy of mom. So, Tata for now! I love all of you soooo much! 💗
Ever So Truly Yours,