Post-Con Workbook

Re-entry into "real life" after a professional conference can be tough; it's all-too easy to put aside everything you learned at conference for the demands of capital-L Life once you're home.

Never fear: the ladies of HBIC Nation developed a free post-con workbook just for you. Perfect for list lovers and those who need a little help setting (and sticking to!) their goals. It's an exclusive for citizens of HBIC Nation, so make sure you're signed up:


What are *your* plans for total world domination? 

Five for Friday: I Am a Badass Edition

It's barely past noon here at Haughton House and I've already done so many badass things, I don't know what to do with myself the rest of the day. (Just kidding. I have lists of lists.) So without further ado...

Five beautiful, badass things for today:

  • I just finished updating the HBIC Nation site with specific info on our first Book Club pick: Jen Sincero's YOU ARE A BADASS AT MAKING MONEY. I'm wrapping up my reading this weekend so I can be super fresh for the discussion because we are super pumped to be discussing money, honey in a safe space. Join us 6.7.17 at 7pm Eastern. (More deets here.) 
  • I'm wrapping up my time here at Haughton House and preparing to go back to Dallas. It's always a little bittersweet. And even though I'm going back with a HUGE intention set to do some Summer Cleaning (spring cleaning is so passé), I'm taking back some treasures from my father's mother's house--including some furniture and super dainty teacups. Now to make space so they don't have to live in storage very long.
  • Brownies. Today's list of beautiful things would be incomplete if it didn't include these tiny brownies with buttercream frosting on top that my mom gets at Wal-Mart (I know) and I swear they are made by actual fairies because they are always so light yet dense and rich and fudgy and oooooooh, I'm going to have to grab another one on my tea break.
  • Speaking of tea breaks, you should totally take a break and watch/listen to this chat with Julia Kelly about writing romance, the writing process, and I'm not giving away my favorite part of the interview, but I bet you can guess it once you hear it. (And no, it's not Julia's glorious hair; although, I do so enjoy Julia's hair.)
  • COVER REVEALS! I'm always beyond giddy when my clients (finally) do a show and tell with their covers. (I've been sitting on these secrets FOR MONTHS.) Take a peek at Alexis Anne and Andie J. Christopher's pretties: 

HBIC Nation: The Origin Story

It started with glitter. 

No, really. I'm not just saying that. It really did. 

Okay, maybe I am just saying that, but glitter is totally involved

If you follow me on Instagram and Twitter, you might recall the grand adventure I took in February, meeting up with five of my darling writer friends in the rolling hills of Virginia. (It was glorious.) It basically started there. Or, rather, with the planning of the retreat.

You see, I was never an athlete--except for that long, long ago season my sorority was Flag Football Champion--but I love jerseys. They're just so darn cool. They say, without any words necessary, "hey, these people are together." 

And the six of us? Oh, we were SO TOGETHER. We'd taken to calling ourselves HBIC on our slack channel, so that was an obvious choice for our retreat swag. (PS: HBIC = Head Bitch in Charge)

But you can't just design a jersey, no, you need a logo, and, if you're me, you also need a printer that will screen print your jerseys in GLITTER INK. (Thank you, CustomInk. I love you.) 

But you can't just have a jersey. You need coffee mugs. And stickers. AND A MOTTO!

Check and quadruple check. Oh, it was SO HARD TO KEEP THEM SECRET. The grand unveiling around our farmhouse table was kind of like the opening ceremonies of the Olympics, I'm not gonna lie. (Except with booze. And candles.)  

HBIC Coffee Mug

And then, as is wont to happen when six badass women get together, they start thinking. And they start finishing each other's sentences. And it isn't long until they're putting together A PLAN that had been inside of them all, just waiting to blossom into magnificence. 

And that, my friends, is how HBIC NATION began. 

Our little community of creatives is so strong. We are all the things for each other: tech support desk, water cooler gossip, BFF, cheerleader, task mistress, and content experts. And today, we are opening up HBIC Nation to all of the wide world. Because every HBIC needs her team in place. 

Our mission is clear. Our vision is strong: HIBC Nation is a place to learn, share, and grow your creative empire—plus have one heck of a good time while doing it. 

Come see what we're all about. Join our community...and get prepared to transform your creative life with other creatives from all walks of life. HBIC Nation isn't just about community (though that's freaking awesome). HBIC Nation will offer exclusive content and mentorship opportunities, both online and in person. 

What are you waiting for? 

Oh, oh! I almost forgot. We've got a 15% off deal in our teespring store that's good for launch week. (Show your HBIC pride!) Make sure you click this link as there aren't any places to add the promo code at checkout. <3

And if you want FREE STICKERS (and who doesn't), email one of the HBICs here and we'll send some to ya. 

Check out the other HBICs and what they have to say on their blogs and/or social media about our super duper faboo launch week: