Procrastination takes many forms

Yes, yes it does. Even the form of creativity and due diligence. The book cover is complete. The printer is printing my hard copy proofs as I type. All I had to do today was get up and upload my finished book onto Amazon and Kobo. And yet, here I sit, typing a blog post. … Continue reading Procrastination takes many forms

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The High Price of Vanity Press

I spoke with a new client last week to discuss coaching her in the creation of her online courses. The first thing she said to me was, "I wish I'd found you a year ago." It turns out, she hired a vanity press to publish her first book. A vanity press resides somewhere between traditional … Continue reading The High Price of Vanity Press

NaNoWriMo

That's right! It's that time of year again. When writers commit to write an entire novel in the month of November. Often 50,000 words is the target. But not me. Not this year. NaNoWriMo is now NaNoRevisionMo. While Maraya is editing the first of a series of 3 yoga manuscripts of mine, I will be … Continue reading NaNoWriMo

3 Ways to Lessen your Publishing Footprint

When I received the call from my muse to write my first book, I was thrilled. When the follow-up call came to publish the book, I stopped short. Because I'm all about tree love. Sustainability is important to me. And the publishing industry has an opportunity to put practices in place that safeguard our beautiful … Continue reading 3 Ways to Lessen your Publishing Footprint

The Four-Thousand-Dollar Question

I received a message from a writer who wanted to talk about publishing. She had received a quote from a publisher (there is a lot to navigate in today's world of publishing in terms of the word publisher). A popular publishing category has grown in the market and it's what is termed hybrid publishing. This … Continue reading The Four-Thousand-Dollar Question

How to get your book into Chapters/Indigo

A client forwarded her question to me today about how to go about getting her book into Chapters/Indigo. Great question. One I had myself not too long ago. Here's what I know. Contact the Chapters/Indigo local author rep responsible for your area. They will ask you about your published book and if it is a … Continue reading How to get your book into Chapters/Indigo

Work from home/life balance

I just spoke with a client who is preparing her manuscript for publishing. When the energy wave comes, you surf it. Even when it comes in the middle of summer. When your kids are out of school. My client is working to balance getting the book out this fall and spending quality summer fun time … Continue reading Work from home/life balance

Top 3 Reasons You Need an Accountability Buddy

Various coaching models all include a key factor: accountability. Whether you're writing your opus or training for a marathon, accountability keeps you showing up. Because as long as you show up, you move forward with your project. If you never show up, you never complete your goal. Even if the goal seems immense. Too huge … Continue reading Top 3 Reasons You Need an Accountability Buddy

The Yoga of Writing: 5 Ways to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

Writing is like a faucet: it’s either on or off but you first have to turn the tap. When you shut it off, it dries up. When you turn it on, it pours forth. If you feel your tap has been closed tight, here are 5 ways to get it flowing again: Say yes. Out … Continue reading The Yoga of Writing: 5 Ways to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

There’s a time to bike and a time to write

I headed out on my bike this morning. The question in my head: where should I focus my energy? So much writing inspiration, so little time. I love my morning rides. I also love the manuscript I've been writing for 9 years. Well, some days I hate it. It's like the line from Crazy, Stupid … Continue reading There’s a time to bike and a time to write