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My 25th Birthday, Broken Down 25 Ways (Plus a Bonus Gift for You)

Like a new year, I see birthdays as an opportunity to grow. Today I am twenty-five. I’ve been thinking really hard about how I want this next year of my life to go. No, you can’t control everything, but you can make choices and set goals.

Because twenty-five is neatly divisible by five and I’m slightly OCD, I’ve made my own growth chart.

5 Things I’ve Accomplished in the Last Year

  1. I saved for and purchased a MacBook Pro.
  2. I wrote several novels, novellas, short stories, and serial episodes.
  3. I re-learned how to embroider, and started using it as another creative outlet.
  4. I published my first novel, Sade on the Wall.
  5. I got over my fear of public speaking (again), and appeared at several events as a professional author.

5 Affirmations

  1. I am always happy.
  2. My books are bestsellers.
  3. I have enough.
  4. It is okay to be successful.
  5. I mentor other people to follow their dreams.

5 Qualities I Love About Myself and Want to Enhance

  1. I’m witty and weird—usually at the same time. I can make people laugh, even in the worst situations.
  2. I have a big heart, even though sometimes I feel too deeply.
  3. I have a unique eye for fashion.
  4. I am detail oriented and organized.
  5. I make other people feel comfortable and welcome.

5 Goals for My 25th Year

  1. Become a full-time author and quit my day job.
  2. Enjoy being a newlywed.
  3. Buy a house.
  4. Learn how to play the piano.
  5. Relax more.

5 Ways I Want to Pay it Forward

  1. Utilize this blog to share my knowledge about the self-publishing industry with other authors.
  2. Help new indie authors get their names out.
  3. Do small, kind things for the friends and family who helped with our wedding.
  4. Encourage other writers to actually write, whether they want to be published or not.
  5. Smile at strangers.

Open Your Presents

Sade on the Wall, by Elizabeth BaroneTo celebrate my birthday—and my wedding this coming Saturday—I’ve dropped the ebook price of Sade on the Wall from $4.99 to $0.99. It’s only for a limited time, though, so pick up your copy now!

But wait, there’s more!

Sandpaper Fidelity: Season One, by Elizabeth Barone

Sandpaper Fidelity Season One is now free*—as in $0.00! Download your copy now!

Thanks for celebrating with me!


*There is a lag in pricing over at Amazon and Barnes & Noble, so if you have a Kindle or Nook, please use the Smashwords link to download your free copy! Sorry for any inconvenience.