Archive | December 2012

New Year’s Resolutions for champs

Are New Year’s Resolutions for chumps or champs?   do you set goals? Do you set your goals up every day, week, month or year to win or fail?  do you know how to make the difference?

I work with talented, creative professional people who may think Getting Published is a game of chance, lack focus or have unrealistic expectations and show them how to clarify, imagine and make their wildest dreams coming true …

and it starts off with goal setting… too many folks write, affirm, and/or set up goals wishing, hoping, not really believing and certainly not to do anything about them so they do not work.   BIG SIGH…

You are a successful person, right. Have you ever noticed that some people are successful in one or two areas of life, maybe three… maybe one… usually not in all areas of life… shining success at work and failure in relationships. Good with people, bad with money.  Talented artist, messy home and relationships. Good with dogs, bad health. And so on… Or people are HAPPY and poor or Successful and miserable. Perhaps peaceful and compassionate and loving people but wimps at work.

Or you know how to (fill in the blanks) but do not know how to (fill in the blanks) and you’ve always wanted to (fill in the blanks)… but don’t have the time, money, resources or (FILL IN THE BLANKS) TO GET WHAT YOU WANT IN LIFE

well, maybe you have been letting your IFS AND/OR BUTS GET IN THE WAY (and do not even know it) and are Determined that 2013 will be DIFFERENT… A NEW YEAR… a Year of Fulfilling YOUR own personal Bucket List of Dreams… 

hint…

how would you feel if…

Sometimes when people meet me they shove a book in my face, and they want me to sign it, or write on their shirt, or take a picture with them. I feel like….(fill in the blanks)…

If you’d like to Go to Vegas and Stack the Odds of Winning heavily In Your Favor, (Win the Jackpot, Baby), give me a Call Today !!!!

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Just call me Lady Lucky 

 

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happy new year

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gifts for writers

well, run, don’t walk, get yourself a copy of APE!!!!  before you start going bananas, check it out…

http://amzn.to/APEtheBook

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Love the ebook, APE. as a writer, editor, publicist, who has written books, edited other people’s books and memoirs as well as promoted best-selling authors books, it made me laugh, giggle, and smirk… Guy Kawasaki speaks in REAL plain everyday language talk… and gives the REAL down and dirty tips of the who, what, where and how of self-publishing… includes the challenges of traditional publishing… and provides real life examples of how to be successful and do the future NOW.

Too many people want to write a book and have unrealistic expectations. As Guy talks about, a lot of people want to write for the wrong reasons, fame, money, and to impress others. But these reasons do not a best seller make. It is also a BIG DREAM of SOMEDAY, the day between Sunday and Monday and it never arrives. Either they do not finish the manuscript, try to take easy shortcuts, end up getting discouraged by agents and traditional publishers, eventually use a vanity publisher, or give up altogether.

I love that he included a link to the youtube video So you want to write a novel and all of the other live links.

Authors must be entrepreneurs and publishers as well as good writers. Having something to say is vitally important along with multi-tasking, wearing a number of different hats, juggling a bunch of balls in the air all at the same time.

It is always best to learn from someone who has been there and done it and made it and Guy Kawasaki makes it doable with 1,2,3 steps pointing the way home.

As Kawasaki says:

“The relationship between author and publicist is usually the most contentious one in publishing because no author has been happy
with his publicist in the history of mankind. (No publicist has been happy with her author in the history of mankind either, though!e relationship between author and publicist is usually the most contentious one in publishing because no author has been happy
with his publicist in the history of mankind. (No publicist has been happy with her author in the history of mankind either, though.”

So if you are not going to be happy with your publicist, publisher or agent, you may as well get over yourself and be all three (or more) and become a whole human in the process. (Transformation of the soul of a writer after writing a book)… shhhhh…

http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2012/12/11/25-gifts-for-writers/