Dec 31, 2016
Hello "Not Afraid of the Fall" Team,
I hope this email finds you gearing up for an eventful NYE celebration with the people you love.
It has been a hell of a year for "Not Afraid of the Fall". Rather than update you on where we are with the editing process (The developmental editor Inkshares found is an absolute genius and is finalizing his edits on the book. We are looking at a mid-summer release.), I wanted to offer some words of advice/encouragement for 2017.
I started 2016 with the hopes of somehow getting this story of our journey to the world, and am finishing 2016 preparing "Not Afraid of the Fall" to hit stores this summer...
Needless to say, a lot can change in a year.
I encourage each and every one of you to take what you learned in 2016, the good and the bad, and use those experiences to set lofty goals in 2017. Many (including myself) are afraid to set goals because of the embarrassment or disappointment of falling short of the finish line. I understand that. Fear has prevented me from attempting many things in life. Things that I look back on and regret not going after because I know I could have achieved them. If only I would have listened to FDR during that 5th grade project when he taught me the "only thing we have to fear is fear itself"...However, if there is anything "Not Afraid of the Fall" has taught me, it’s that you can’t reach the finish line if you don’t start running.
I hope you set lofty goals this year to start chasing something you have always wanted to. You don’t have to achieve them this year (Hell, I have been working on this book for two years now), just start running in the right direction.
As far as this book goes, the finish line is in sight. I can’t wait to see you all there and share the finished product with you.