Tuesday, January 10, 2012

It’s a New Year!

Hello readers,

This blog post is long overdue. Every time I’ve sat down to write the post, something else has captured my attention. And after you read this post, you’ll have a good idea of what has captured my attention. This is going to be a longer blog post, so grab your cup of coffee or tea and settle down – it’ll be worth it!

First, over my holiday break, I was able to finally get my YouTube channel started. I actually have two tutorials posted, and some other random videos on there. I’m really looking for input about what you’d like to see me do on the channel next. So either head over to my channel or post in the comments with suggestions.

I’m working on getting some of my cover songs uploaded and do some new tutorials as well. My goal for the new year, is to just try a wide variety of everything… Within reason!

I’m getting ready to upload the final video in a series of my own painting DIY thing that I decided to film with my brother. So, go check that out.

2012 New Years BannerNow, here’s the part where I stop talking about me, and start talking about stuff that you can do that I’ve put together. A big event that is going on right now is the “Happy” New Year Challenge. You can get all of the details on the page, but the basic idea is I’m challenging everyone to post something online that is “Happy” and positive every day for a month.

For every participant who completes the challenge, I will be donating $1 to the American Heart Association. And I’m also bribing participants with prizes too. Also, if you’re participating or not – you can sign up for the official daily newsletter. It only goes until the 15th of February, and it’s chock full of happiness – and also short – so you aren’t bothered to read a long email. Every day, it features a “happiness” tip – like hanging out in the sun, and playing with charities and other things that I do that make me happy. As well as daily song suggestions and a quote of the day.

male-profile-with-text-hiFinally, today my eCourse launched – How to Create Indepth Characters - If you’re a fellow writer, trying to get inspiration to start a story, or just interested in improving your writing skills, check out my course. The first 10 people to enter the code – CHARACTER – get in free, after that it’s $5. So get over there and check it out!

There’s a bit more babbling I have to do about my writings and some great stuff coming up in the future, but I’ll save that post for later this week.


Susanne Drazic said...

Hi, H.C. I found your blog by way of Elysabeth's blog. She mentioned you are teaching a course on how to create indepth characters and I was interested and signed up. I couldn't find where I was suppose to enter the code for the course, but $5 is a great deal and my son gave me some Christmas money to sign up for online courses so that is what I did. I look forward to participating and hopefully my characters will come to life more when I am done with your course.

H.C.Paye said...

Hello Susanne,

Always glad to see a new face! Sorry the code gave you some difficulty, the little box where you enter it at should be right above where you enter your payment information. All the same, very pleased to have you join the course! Hopefully it gets your characters moving in the right direction, and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me!

~ H.C.Paye