5 Things Friday XIX

It’s here again! Happy Friday my friends. I hope you all have an amazing weekend. Here are five things for you, and I will see you all on Monday!

1.) eBook pre sale: My eBook pre sale started on my birthday, Wednesday, and the official launch is next Wednesday! I have been so encouraged by everyone who has bought books so far, and I hope you will consider checking it out, too. You can get a free sample chapter here.

high-res-book cover

2.) 31 is fun: as I mentioned above, Wednesday I turned 31. A huge thanks for all the comments, messages, texts, and phone calls. I felt like a very special girl. Turning 31 was way less scary than turning 30, by the way!


3.) Princess again: Speaking of birthdays, I have an amazing and generous friend. Because of her, I will yet again be running the runDisney Princess half marathon! Now, to come up with costumes. Who will I see at the race? (As of 7/14 there are still spots!)

rundisney expo

4.) Run virtually: I am a big lover of the Rock ‘N Roll marathon series. I was super stoked to see that they are now offering a virtual series! You can choose from the 3 races, or do them all and get an extra medal. More bling? Of course! (PS: Don’t forget you can use my code LOOKINGGLASS15 at checkout to save $15 on most races. This includes Vegas (limited spots) and even New Orleans 2017! Woo hoo! So be sure to sign up for an actual race, and then sign up for the virtual run series!

5.) I’m boring: I’m boring and I have no 5th thing today. So instead come up with your own thing and tell me what you want me to know in the comments. Brag, ask a questions, tell a story, go for it!


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  1. Happy late birthday and congrats on the launch of your ebook. I’ll sign up to read a chapter!

    I see several bloggers have chosen to write ebooks lately and as someone in the publishing field myself, I often wonder why they choose the. E- route? Can you shed some light on that one. Are there more benefits? I am not familiar with e-publishing. I my self have never read an ebook as I try to limit my screen time. Now if you come out with your book on audio, I’d be all over that..lol. Can you do that? Is that an option? Good luck Heather and congrats again. That is a huge accomplishment. Be proud!

    • That is actually a great question, and it mainly comes down to control. It could take months or years or maybe never to find someone who will publish your book. I wrote, edited and launched mine in 90 days. Also with publishing, you lose control as in they may make you change the wording, take out or add certain sections, or even change the title. Most authors don’t get control over the cover image, or how their book is marketed. When you do it yourself you have complete creative control over every single aspect. Also, you take home all the money whereas with regular publishing you take home a much smaller portion once everyone else gets paid. The only thing I have to pay for is the shopping cart on my sales page, a small % gets taken out with every sale for the CC processing etc. but other than that the rest goes straight to my bank account every week.
      Audio is possible, just not something I have looked into as just getting this part done was a ton of work and I’m tired haha.

  2. Condessa says:

    Happy Late birthday. I do have a question though, do you have any tips for first time Princess Half Marathon runners? I just signed up on Tuesday and I am scared of the sweepers.

  3. So glad you had a great birthday!! 🙂

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