How PNP can help you make 2024 a resounding success!
Let’s tackle 2024 together!
Greetings, dear readers! I’m back from my winter hiatus and ready to hit the ground running with Publish Not Perish in 2024. I hope you all had a festive, restful, and/or productive winter holiday season—whatever you most hoped it would be. I had some much-needed downtime to recharge my introverted soul for the new year. And the amazing thing about rest is that when I return to the grind, I am brimming with new ideas and a fresh perspective.
It's amazing how rest works, isn’t it? :-)
Many of us are feeling fresh and ready for new adventures, goals, and dreams this coming year, so in the spirit of that, I’m going to highlight the various things PNP offers you and also ask a few questions about what you want from PNP.
Your input is invaluable, and together, we can pave the way for a year filled with growth and fulfillment!
📅 Before we get into that, don’t forget this timely resource for planning the new term!
A lot of us are getting ready to start a new school term. How can you make certain that your writing receives the attention it deserves throughout the semester? Try planning your writing the same way you plan your syllabus!
💡 PNP is a newsletter, but it’s also a website!
PNP is delivered to your inbox once or twice a week, depending on your subscription, but you can also go to www.publishnotperish.net to access a record of all the previous posts and use the search bar to find topics you want to know more about. Some are paywalled, but you can get access to all 120,000+ (and counting) words of advice, insight, and camaraderie for as little as $5 a month (on an annual subscription). But don’t worry; there’s lots of free content too.
I’ve also divided up some of the posts under five main PNP topics that you can find on the main page of the website:
Want other topics covered in PNP in 2024? Leave a comment to suggest a topic or pitch a guest post! I am always looking for people who can provide perspectives that differ from mine.
❤️ PNP is also a community of support.
PNP held two very successful writing sprints this past year, which were both five-day virtual, asynchronous writing retreats. Both events were a huge success, fostering community, support, and the sharing of writing strategies. I will continue to hold these sprints periodically this year, but I am curious if any of the following would be of interest to my dear readers:
Choose the option in which you are most likely to participate:
A weekly writing check-in. This would follow the same format as the writing sprints. Instead of checking in on a daily basis, you would check in once at the start and once at the end of each week to discuss your goals, struggles, and triumphs. You would be free to participate as often or as infrequently as suits you.
A synchronous Zoom retreat. This would be done live via Zoom for a few hours on a specific day. The session would begin with goal-setting, allow time for individual work, progress to a midpoint check-in, add more individual work, and conclude with a group wrap-up.
Live workshops on PNP topics. These workshops would be conducted live online for 90 minutes or less and would cover some of the things most interesting to readers, such as developing a writing practice, working through writing pain points, crafting arguments, goal setting, etc.
Want to clarify or offer additional suggestions? Leave a comment and let me know!
🎆 I’ve got even more support coming soon!
I have been considering taking on individuals and small groups as coaching clients for a while now, so we can work in depth on clarifying what you want from your career, developing goals and accountability structures for your writing, breaking those goals down into achievable sub-goals, and so on. I already have a lot of tricks and tools to help people that I share in PNP, but beginning this month, I will be taking a coaching certification course to augment my knowledge, skills, and awareness even more!
Keep an eye out for an announcement in the coming months about individual and small group coaching sessions!
In the meantime, I offer “office hours” for paid subscribers to ask questions anonymously.
👋 And if we haven’t met yet, I’m Jenn!
I am an academic writer, teacher, and writing coach who is an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin. I’ve struggled as a writer at various parts of my career and took a deep dive into figuring out strategies to overcome these challenges. One of the greatest joys in my day job is mentoring graduate students and other aspiring writers, so I am using Publish Not Perish to expand my reach and community.