18 Goals for 2018

Instead of a Top 10 List for today's "Top 10 Tuesday" post, I've got 8 additional items on my list. That's right: it's time for my "18 in 2018" goals! Let's jump right in, shall we? Here are my 18 goals for 2018: EDUCATIONAL Read 1 nonfiction book per month Read 1 children’s book per week Finish my SCBWI class with a manuscript I can start pitching CAREER Publish 3 Continue Reading...

New Year, New You: Introductions (Buttontapper Challenge, Day 1)

Hello, and welcome to the Buttontapper Challenge! I'm your host, Laura Roberts, author of three YA career guides (Careers If You Like Music, Careers in Digital Media, and Careers in Gaming) and 15 adult books on subjects ranging from relationships to travel to ninja to creative writing, all of which can be found in my store. I've been writing professionally for over a decade, and have a degree Continue Reading...

Lisa Jacobs’ “New Year for a New You” Review: Day 5

As 2017 winds down, I’m in full “Year in Review” mode. So it’s perfect timing for me to participate in Day 5 of Lisa Jacobs’ New Year for a New You annual review! Here are my responses to today’s prompts (and, if you're curious, you can also read my responses to the Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, and Day 4 prompts): What are your main priorities in life (i.e., family, profession, marriage, Continue Reading...

Lisa Jacobs’ “New Year for a New You” Review: Day 4

As 2017 winds down, I’m in full “Year in Review” mode. So it’s perfect timing for me to participate in Day 4 of Lisa Jacobs’ New Year for a New You annual review! Here are my responses to today’s prompts (and, if you're curious, you can also read my responses to the Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3 prompts): What would you do in 2018 if you knew you could not fail? Pack up my husband, cats Continue Reading...

Lisa Jacobs’ “New Year for a New You” Review: Day 3

As 2017 winds down, I’m in full “Year in Review” mode. So it’s perfect timing for me to participate in Day 3 of Lisa Jacobs’ New Year for a New You annual review! Here are my answers to today’s questions (and, if you're curious, you can also read my answers to my Day 1 and Day 2 questions): What do you want from 2018? Lisa suggests we follow the five pillars of a harmonic life, Continue Reading...

Lisa Jacobs’ “New Year for a New You” Review: Day 2

As 2017 winds down, I’m in full “Year in Review” mode. So it’s perfect timing for me to participate in Day 2 of Lisa Jacobs’ New Year for a New You annual review! Here are my answers to today’s questions (and, if you're curious, you can also read my answers to yesterday's questions here): What was time wasted this year? I have to admit that I wasted a lot of time on social media Continue Reading...

Lisa Jacobs’ “New Year for a New You” Review: Day 1

As 2017 winds down, I'm in full "Year in Review" mode. So it's perfect timing for me to participate in Lisa Jacobs' New Year for a New You annual review! Here are my answers to today's questions: What was time very well spent this year? Some of the time I consider very well spent this year was with my BFF, Jenna. We were able to visit twice this year while she was in town for some Continue Reading...

Smashwords End of Year Sale

Buttontapper Press is taking part in the Smashwords End of Year Sale! From now (December 25) through the first of next year (January 1), you can grab some of our most popular titles for 25% off list price. Use code SEY25 at checkout to snag these deals. Books on sale now: [author_list style="heart"] Confessions of a 3-Day Novelist: How to Write an Entire Book in Just 72 Hours Everything Continue Reading...

Buttontapper Challenge, January 2018: New Year, New You!

After following Boho Berry's awesome monthly challenges for almost a year, I've decided to launch my own writing challenge. It's called, quite simply, the Buttontapper Challenge, and it's something you can participate in daily or whenever the mood strikes you. So, what's this all about? About the Challenge The Buttontapper Challenge is a writing challenge with a new theme each month. We'll Continue Reading...

Dewey’s 2018 Nonfiction Reading Challenge

Like reading? Want to join a reading challenge and prove it? As I'm busy setting up my goals for 2018 (I'll be posting an "18 for 2018" list of my big goals by the end of this year), I saw Dewey's 2018 Nonfiction Reading Challenge and decided to add it to my list. With flexible goals that you can set for yourself, this one is perfect for my ever-changing interests. So, what's my nonfiction Continue Reading...