I’ve been away for a long time, but I’ve been working this whole time. I am in the final weeks before launching my first book on Amazon, Ghosts of Black Bear Mountain. I had no idea it would take three years to complete this book, but I released myself from thinking about the timeline and… Read More I’m Published!
You have created and launched a training course. Congratulations! You’re on the path to help people, gain exposure for your brand, and make money. But let’s look at that from the other side of the computer screen. As a consumer, you have searched and finally found a product that you’re interested in. You have done… Read More Kangaroo Care: How Getting a New Subscriber is Like a Baby Being Born
“Learn to be able to divorce yourself from your original idea” Kim Harkins I know I mainly write posts about writing, but today I’m presenting a post that can be applied to all areas of our lives. When I do these in my classes I call them Having a Moment with Mr. Middlebrooks. I love… Read More Divorcing Yourself from Your Ideas
I’ve been writing for over a year and half, but I am still a complete newbie. There is so much to learn about the business, brush up on and expand on the knowledge of grammar and vocabulary, and, oh yeah, then there is still the writing: what to write and when to write. At first,… Read More Finding Writing Support: Online Groups
Depending on the editor, you may or may not be asked to sign a contract, which is a good thing. Since this is an investment on both your side and the editors, you need a detailed black and white list of expectations: services being offered, dates of completion, costs, and additional fees. Yes, there are… Read More Contracts with Editors
I won’t go into much detail, but I had rough night of dreams-yes multiple: one about the more aggravating side of family, one about the more aggravating side of my job, disrespectful teens, need for education reform, and that darn Math dream; the one where you are back in high school and you have to… Read More Dreams that Piss You Off
Today is the final day to edit my current novel before my self-imposed deadline to my editor. Of course, my final chapter is a mess and the least edited chapter. A new writer can learn a heck of a lot in eight months, and the state of this final chapter proves that. This could take… Read More Proof I Need to Self-Publish