What's Next for You and Me?
Now it's your turn to send me your thoughts, catch up on posts you missed, write about one of your accidental mentors, & win a t-shirt, and my turn to figure out what I want to write about next.
Things you can do
First and foremost, I want to hear from you. I would love to hear in Comments about how this project has inspired you. What have you enjoyed about it? What, if anything, has bothered you about it? Who and what has it caused you to think about?
Thank you again for all your support! It means the world to me.
How you can catch posts you missed
If you missed any posts along the way, or if like my dear friend Sharon, you’d like to reread them all, here they all are in chronological order. Feel free to share any that move you.
Submit your Accidental Mentor stories.
Next week, I’ll post submission guidelines and a formal invitation to submit your own Accidental Mentor story for publication. Along with the submission guidelines, I’ll post writing tips and ideas to help you craft your story.
I hope to receive enough submissions to post one a week for the rest of the year. But that’s on you. Even if you’ve never written anything like this before, please consider it so we can continue to honor the women who inspire us.
Win an Accidental Mentor’s T-shirt!
T-shirts are coming soon to help spread the word about the importance of lifting up accidental mentors.
In the meantime, you could win a shirt by answering the Accidental Mentors quiz based on Accidental Mentor posts! You can do it!
Everyone who completes the quiz will be entered into a drawing to win a free shirt!
Things I plan to do
Create new formats
While you’re writing your stories, I’ll be working on pulling the posts together into print, ebook, and audio formats (note: paid subscribers will receive a free autographed copy of the print book when it comes out). There’s still time to become a paid subscriber!
I want to create a print edition for four reasons:
The stories can reach more people in a format that speaks to them, whether it’s online, print or audio.
I can offer community readings and workshops to encourage more people to thank their accidental mentors.
I can learn firsthand about the self-publishing process and share what I discover with others who are considering it.
To be able to offer my accidental mentors a physical reminder of the impact they’ve had on at least one person in their life.
Re-envision my Substack newsletter
Finally, over the next few weeks, I’ll decide how I will re-focus my Substack newsletter. I want whatever I write to be something I’ll enjoy writing and you’ll look forward to receiving each time it hits your Inbox.
Soon, I’ll be sharing a few ideas and inviting your input. I hope you’ll let me know what I can offer that might bring a little more peace and light into your life.
One final word
All that’s left now is so say thank you.
I couldn’t have done this without Wendy, my incredible editor, but I also couldn’t have done this without you, my readers. You have been my North Star, my motivation, and my inspiration. I hope you’ll hang around for what comes next. We’re in this together and I’d love for it to stay that way!
My deepest gratitude,