Welcome to my chaos.
Welcome to Mother of Crows, the new blog by Cassandra L. Thompson, author and founder of Quill & Crow Publishing House.
Knowing that time is precious and everyone is busy, I first want to thank you for even reading this.
A lifelong hobbyist writer, I burst onto the publishing scene with a trilogy in my arms, and somehow found myself the founder of a steadily growing company called Quill & Crow Publishing House. Which, is great—doesn’t everyone want success and growth? For me, yes and no.
I am a workaholic perfectionist (ie a Virgo) who is hands-on in every aspect of the company. Wearing so many hats can be extremely taxing, even with help, and I burnout more than I should. Beyond that, nearly every part of my job demands some sort of creativity, and I frequently find myself creatively drained. I won’t even going into what it’s like to manage 8 social media accounts on top of this.
So why start a Substack when I’m responsible for so many social media accounts including two company newsletters?
My husband and I visited Savannah last week, and we found ourselves visiting a psychic. During the reading, I told him I really needed guidance with my career. He asked what I do, and I told him all about my company, the store, and my challenges trying to manage it all.
From beside me, my husband reminded me with surprise: “And you’re a writer.”
When we went back to our hotel to process the experience, this was what stuck out to me the most. I’d forgotten I was a writer. I’ve been so busy with everything else, I’ve neglected the very part of me that started this whole damn thing in the first place. I decided the socials had to go. I deleted the most toxic apps from my phone and opened up to my employees that I was taking a break.
And surprise, surprise, I’m writing again. Like, a lot. The flood gates have opened, and I don’t want to go back. The purposeless waste heap that is Twitter can fester on its own.
I do realize I have to keep some kind of presence as a writer/company owner, so I’ve decided to consolidate. I love to blog; in fact, I kept a personal one before I entered the scene. I will still exist on some social media, but minimally. I’ve heard the call and I’m listening. It’s time to refocus and recalibrate.
And fucking write.
Thanks for joining me on my new journey.
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