Saying Goodbye

Hi Everyone!

So, I’ve been sitting on this decision for a while—months, actually. And while I hate to say it…Today is actually my last day as a Pub(lishing) Crawl contributor.

It wasn’t an easy decision at all. But after looking at my upcoming various obligations, and being truly honest with myself about what things I do and don’t have the time for, it became clear that finding time to contribute in a meaningful way to Pub Crawl was going to be impossible. *sigh*

Co-founding Let The Words Flow years ago, and then rebranding it into Pub Crawl (under the leadership/mad skills of my soul-twin, Sooz) was one of the BEST things that ever happened to me. I’ve met so many amazing people thanks to this site—readers and writers and industry folk. It’s been an absolute HONOR to call myself a Pub Crawl contributor—and to be a part of such an extraordinary group.

So, thank you to the readers who embraced this site and made it the success that it is; thank you to the amazing women of Pub Crawl for being so supportive; and thank you to Sooz, who keeps this site running through blood, sweat, and dark magic. Even though I will really, truly miss being a contributor, I have no doubt that this site will continue to grow and become even more successful, and I can’t wait to cheer you all on!

And, as thanks to the readers AND the contributors on this site, I’m giving away a copy of any Pub Crawl contributor’s book—your choice! (I’ve read them all and there’s no wrong choice to make here.)

Thanks again, you guys—for everything! <3 <3

Sarah

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54 Responses to Saying Goodbye

  1. Emily Sep 24 2013 at 4:05 am #

    Oh Sarah I’m sad to see you go! Will miss reading your posts xx

  2. cait Sep 24 2013 at 5:24 am #

    I’ll miss your posts! I’m mostly a silent reader here, but I love reading everyone’s thoughts! I’m glad you co-started this blog. 🙂

  3. Meghan Jashinsky Sep 24 2013 at 6:30 am #

    Sad to see you go, but also great because it means you have so many exciting things going on! Thanks for being such an amazing contributor. You rock!

  4. Natalie Aguirre Sep 24 2013 at 7:13 am #

    I’ll really miss your posts. Wish you could still stop by once in a great while and not totally leave. I’d love a copy of your book.

  5. J Sep 24 2013 at 7:30 am #

    Oh no! Good luck for everything in the future! Will miss seeing your posts here 🙁

  6. Patchi Sep 24 2013 at 7:46 am #

    There just aren’t enough hours in the day/week/year. Good luck with all your priorities and I hope you’ll still stop by to share good news!

  7. Melody Sep 24 2013 at 7:55 am #

    I am so happy for you and so sad at the same time! All the best with your upcoming obligations and thanks so much for all the time and effort and care you’ve put into PubCrawl!

  8. Stacy L Sep 24 2013 at 8:00 am #

    I will miss your posts here on Pub Crawl. Maybe Sooz can twist your arm into being a guest contributor every once and a while 🙂

    • Caitlin Vanasse Oct 14 2013 at 1:27 pm #

      I agree with Stacy. I know you’ll probably be crazy busy for the next few years what with getting two books a year out to us and all but I would love if you had time to occasionally be a guest contributor!

  9. JoSVolpe Sep 24 2013 at 8:20 am #

    Sarah! We miss you on Pub Crawl already! It won’t be the same without you, my friend. Come back and visit when you can!

  10. Leigh Smith Sep 24 2013 at 8:29 am #

    So sorry to see you go, Sarah. You’ll be missed! Thanks for all of your contributions helping me learn my way around the pub world. See you around on Twitter!

  11. Ellie Sep 24 2013 at 8:37 am #

    ;A; You will be missed! I always love your posts- especially the ones you and Sooz put together!

  12. Kaye Sep 24 2013 at 8:45 am #

    Sorry to see you go, Sarah! Hope that your schedule gets manageable and you can still give some contributions, even if you are not a main member. 🙁

  13. Rosie Sep 24 2013 at 8:46 am #

    We’ll miss seeing you here, but I wish you all the best!

  14. Danielle Nguyen Sep 24 2013 at 8:56 am #

    Aww we’ll be sad to see you go but I totally get the time commitment thing. How can there just be so much to do all the time?

  15. Kendall Sep 24 2013 at 10:22 am #

    Sorry to see you go, Sarah! I’m just making my way through Throne of Glass now (and loving it!). Looking forward to seeing whatever you do next!

  16. Anna J. Boll Sep 24 2013 at 10:42 am #

    Sad to see you go but so impressed too. You are setting an awesome example of setting boundaries for your life and your art.

  17. Vivien Sep 24 2013 at 10:46 am #

    We’ll miss you!! Thank you so much for your time 😀

  18. Nina L. Sep 24 2013 at 10:47 am #

    Good luck on your future commitments, Sarah! I’m looking forward to reading Crown of Midnight!

  19. Taryn Sep 24 2013 at 10:55 am #

    You know those people who have a huge impact on your life without realizing it? You’re the reason I got into publishing. I followed you from FP to LtWF, and through LtWF learned about publishing and writing craft. Without you as that bridge, I wouldn’t be anywhere near where I am today. So thank you for all the contributions you’ve made to everyone over the years. Good luck in the future!

  20. Suzanah Thompson Sep 24 2013 at 11:24 am #

    Goodbye Sarah! I love your books!

  21. Aubrey Cann Sep 24 2013 at 11:25 am #

    Thank you for all the time you’ve put into this site! It’s really one of my favorite multiple-author blogs, and I’ve learned so much valuable information about writing and publishing. Good luck with whatever is next!

  22. Jen Sep 24 2013 at 11:30 am #

    Awww that makes me sad but on to bigger things is always good. Sailor Moon Power! (sometimes I ask myself why i’m so weird)

  23. TeriC Sep 24 2013 at 12:07 pm #

    It has been a pleasure reading you on Pub Crawl! Sad to see you go, but also anticipating in your next writing chapter.

  24. Ellie Sep 24 2013 at 12:16 pm #

    I’m sorry to see you go but excited about your upcoming projects!

  25. Ella Zegarra Sep 24 2013 at 12:21 pm #

    Miss you Sarah

  26. Nemo Sep 24 2013 at 2:46 pm #

    Aweee 🙁 ill miss you but I cant wait to read throne of glass bopk 2 ♥♥♥

  27. Olivia Sep 24 2013 at 2:51 pm #

    Wishing you the best in the future!

  28. Rose L. Sep 24 2013 at 2:53 pm #

    I’ve always loved your blog posts here, so I’m so sad to see you go, but I totally understand. You gotta do what you gotta do! Good luck with everything!

  29. Destiny Sep 24 2013 at 3:17 pm #

    Goodbye! Good luck on your future commitments!

  30. Jessica Sep 24 2013 at 4:38 pm #

    I’m sad to see you go, Sarah! But I wish you all the best, and I’m sure it’s the best choice for you. 🙂

  31. Misti Sep 24 2013 at 4:40 pm #

    Well here’s to future endeavors. I hope you accomplish all you want too. Thanks for all you’ve done. Good luck with your future goals. And thanks for rewarding US with a giveaway when it should be the other way around.

  32. Katelyn Larson Sep 24 2013 at 4:47 pm #

    It’s sad to see you go, but congratulations on everything in your future!!! And congratulations on all your current success 🙂

  33. Kristine N Sep 24 2013 at 6:45 pm #

    I’m sad to see you go as well, but congratulations on being too busy. Good luck, and thank you. I’ve never commented before (or at least I’ve rarely commented) but I always read. This is a fantastic blog and an incredibly useful resource, both as a reader and a writer. Thank you.

  34. Kacey Sep 24 2013 at 6:50 pm #

    You’ll be missed! I said this when LTWF ended and I’ll say it again now: I still remember when you mentioned on your blog years and years ago that you were thinking of starting a blog for former FPers. And look what that idea became! Good luck with all your other endeavors! (which I’ll still be following eagerly, of course 🙂 )

  35. Ange/Libby Blog Sep 24 2013 at 7:37 pm #

    I’m sorry to see you go and will miss you greatly but you are right; there just aren’t enough days or hours sometimes! Ugh! I cannot agree more with you. I’ve done a bit of the same thing lately and had to finally learn to say enough and no myself. It’s a very hard thing to do I’ve found. Hugs girlie! You rock! 🙂

  36. Kim Sep 25 2013 at 1:10 am #

    I’m sorry to see you guy but I totally understanding 🙂
    Thank you for contributing for so long and sharing your knowledge! It was so great to see you and the others on tour and I’m so glad your books are doing so well. Can’t wait to read more of your work in the future 🙂

  37. Ikao FIona Sep 25 2013 at 1:28 am #

    Thanks for contributing! Will miss your blog post :”(

  38. Janel Kane Sep 25 2013 at 1:56 am #

    I’m sure you are on to bigger and better things yourself.

  39. Emily @ Falling for Sep 25 2013 at 11:26 am #

    It’s sad to see you go! But I am looking forward to your other projects and wish you much success =D

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    stephanie garber Sep 25 2013 at 2:22 pm #

    Sorry to see you go! I always enjoyed your posts–but I’m excited I can still read your books! Good luck, Sarah!

  41. Kate Tilton Sep 26 2013 at 12:17 am #

    Bye Sarah 🙁

    I wish you the best of luck!

  42. Ashfa Anwer Sep 26 2013 at 5:16 am #

    Goodbye! All the best and thanks for this giveaway!

  43. Jessi Sep 26 2013 at 9:11 am #

    We’ll miss you, Sarah! Thank you for contributing as long as you did! Best wishes on everything that comes your way.

  44. Emily Kate Sep 26 2013 at 5:46 pm #

    What a bittersweet ending. Glad to know it’s because of such great success and the promise of an exciting future! Thanks for playing such a huge role in forming a blog that influenced countless aspiring authors, including myself. Looking forward to all the books yet to appear with a big fat SARAH J MAAS on the spine. 🙂 Best Wishes!

  45. Bethany Sep 26 2013 at 9:31 pm #

    Aww, it’s sad you wont be blogging here anymore, but as long as you keep publishing awesome, awesome books, I’ll be happy 😉

  46. Kate Fahey Sep 26 2013 at 10:54 pm #

    Sarah you are my role model and I’m so sad to see you go! But we all definitely understand your reasons! Also, CoM was SO amazing I’m still in a book hangover because of it! Thank you so much for writing and sharing your ideas, thoughts, and words with us!

  47. Alessandra Sep 28 2013 at 9:36 am #

    Sarah, your posts were the ones that drew my attention to the site back when it was Let the Words Flow. You’re already doing big things, so good luck on your future endeavors!

  48. Adria Sep 28 2013 at 11:09 am #

    I’ll definitely miss your posts, Sarah! But I completely understand… Now go get to work on book three 🙂

  49. Adrian Sep 28 2013 at 11:42 pm #

    You never posted often, but when you did, you made sure they were epic posts filled with epic information and things of importance and whatnot. So of course I’ll miss your input, but I look forward to being around/following you in all your future endeavors and projects!

  50. Llehn Sep 29 2013 at 1:29 am #

    Good luck, Sarah!

  51. surb Sep 29 2013 at 4:40 pm #

    Thanks for your insightful posts, Sarah! You always have such thoughtful advice and contributions. I’ll miss you!

  52. Lindsey Sep 30 2013 at 11:55 am #

    It’s great news that your books and author stuff are so successful and busy-making! 🙂

  53. Em Sep 30 2013 at 11:42 pm #

    Thank you for all your contributions! Sad to see you go, but glad you have a lot of exciting things going for you 🙂

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