Tooting My Horn Tuesday for Tasks Accomplished

So March 31st already–holy cow, 2015 is zipping along! And it occurred to me, looking at the March calendar page above my desk, that I’d actually accomplished all most of the tasks I’d set for the month. Some of which I’ve been blah-blah-blahing about or asking for your help with, so I thought I’d share results:

The Wisestamp email signature (and thanks for your input!) ended up like this:

new email sigThe Middle Grade work-in-progress (first draft) is stick-a-fork-in-it done! I’ll let those 40,000 words simmer a bit before tackling the revision in April. And though I don’t like saying too much about a story before it’s really finished finished, I will share that it’s a funny, contemporary mystery. (Again.) And there might be a ghost. (Again.)
And all those books I wanted to read before the SCBWI Springmingle conference? Read ’em. Thoroughly enjoyed them, too. If you take a look at my Goodreads shelves, (the widget in the sidebar only lists what I’m currently reading) you can find out more.
Wait. What? You’re not signed up for Goodreads? But you’ll love it! It’s free and fun and just the task to start off your April. And if you’d like to share what you accomplished in this runaway March, toot away.
Um. You know what I mean.

Email Signature: What Would You Do?

flatpages appsumoSo I found this brilliant offer over at AppSumo–wait.

Did I tell y’all about AppSumo? I feel like I meant to and then forgot. Anyway, here’s a quick bit from their About page: AppSumo is a medley burrito of the greatest, geekiest products for entrepreneurs. We work tirelessly to find the most innovative, creative, and practical stuff out there and aim to bring them to you, directly and affordably.

So, yeah, it’s pretty awesomesauce. You never know what kind of deal you’re going to find–a deal which may or may not be terrific for a writer–and the deals are usually offered for a limited-time only. So you should probably just sign up so you don’t miss out.

Anyway, back to the deal I found (thanks to writer friend Stacy Jensen pointing me in their direction) re: WiseStamp where you can get a fancy-schmancy or even just a basic email signature.

I’ve used the free email signature with WiseStamp but now I’ve got ALL KINDS OF OPTIONS! Which is causing me distress as I can’t decide what I like and/or don’t like re: email signatures. Part of me likes splatting everything amazing about Cathy C. Hall out there for the world to see. But the other part of me wonders if people even read past the name on an email sig. I mean, I don’t want to annoy those who receive my emails but I also want to get the best bang for my such-a-deal! bucks.

I have to use the Wisestamp offer before the end of the month or I’ll lose it. So I thought I’d ask you, dear readers, for your input re: email signatures. Sort of a Survey Says roundup…What do you like? What do you hate? What’s absolutely necessary? What’s too much? Picture? No picture? I’d appreciate any and all feedback as I seem to be stuck in a morass of indecision. (Which is the polite way of explaining Cathy-on-a-Stick in a cow patty.)

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