il_570xN.543070969_57m7It’s not a secret — 2014’s right around the corner. 

Like tomorrow.  

Are you ready for it? I’ve been busy relaxing, playing video games, reading, and basically doing everything I can non-work-related. 

It’s been fun, but it’s time to get back to work!

I’m excited for what 2014 might bring. I’m planning a major guest-posting campaign, the release of my next fiction project, and some other goodies I’m not ready to talk about yet. But if you’ve been reading my blog for any amount of time, you probably know that I’m a huge fan of planning (or at least trying to plan). As such, I love planners, notebooks, and anything that is supposed to help in the planning endeavors. 

But again, nothing quite worked for me. Blank lined notebooks were too intimidating, and other peoples’ designs weren’t “perfect” enough for me. 

So I made my own. 

And for a short time, I’m going to be hand-making (printing, binding, packaging, and shipping) a handful of these. I think they could be helpful for other people, too, so I didn’t want to keep them all to myself.  If you’re interested, you can take a look at the item in the Etsy store, and if it will work for you, grab one. 

If it won’t, don’t. It’s not perfect for everyone, and I know I’ve asked you to buy other stuff lately, so no hard feelings if you’re not interested. 

If you are interested, here’s what you’ll find: 

The book is made up of helpful blog posts (articles), inspirational writing quotes, and tips and tricks to stay motivated. It also has full-page calendars for each month of 2014, and weekly planning pages for goal-setting, mind-mapping, or whatever else you’d like to use them for. 

Finally, it’s packaged in a nice-looking 5.5″ x 8.5″ (ish) spiral-bound book, so you can lay it out flat on a desk. 

Again, go check it out and see if it’s something you’d use. If it is, use the coupon code LIVEHACKED to get a 20% discount!

Take care, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!