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
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
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
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
Writing class is in session. When I coach writers in self-publishing, one of the areas in which I suggest they invest money is professional editing. Of course. Remember though, YOU are the writer. The editor will hopefully catch everything that needs attention but it is up to you to incorporate those edits into your manuscript. … Continue reading You’re the Writer
I hadn't intended to write and publish Nourish: Ayurveda-inspired 21-day Detox last year. I was walking with a friend by the Bow River and she asked what projects I had on the go. Nourish had been bouncing around in my brain that morning — bits and bobs of information that wanted to appear in book … Continue reading How I almost killed my indie-published book sales.
Yes, congratulations! Because you have a first draft. It's called a rough draft for a reason. And it's allowed to suck. It's the bones. It's the half-chewed meat. It's the burnt fat that has a lot of flavour but isn't good for you to eat. When I look back to finishing my rough draft, I … Continue reading Congratulations, your first draft sucks.
Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton Welcome to your writing/self-publishing journey. We are honoured to walk this road alongside you. While it can feel like a bumpy path to navigate, a good traveling companion always makes the journey easier. We've walked this road before and we understand … Continue reading The Journey Begins