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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...

A writer’s holiday wishlist for 2017

Remember when you used to write up your wishlist for Santa as a kid? I used to go through the Sears Wish Book (which they've brought back online for 2017), highlighting the stuff I most wanted and then distilling it into a list that fit onto one piece of paper (recycled from my dad's office). Usually it'd be a list of toys and clothes, but sometimes there were some oddball requests. Like the rock Continue Reading...

30 Days to My Best Me Challenge: Top 10 Takeaways

Today is the last day in the Day Designer "30 Days To Your Best You" Challenge. I've been checking in with notes on how I've been doing, each week, and now it's time to explore what I've learned. Here are my Top 10 Takeaways from this challenge! But first... the full 30 days' worth of tips: 10 – Water water everywhere [caption id="attachment_17215" align="aligncenter" Continue Reading...

Top 10 Takeaways: Diane Hinds

Last night I attended the monthly meeting of the San Diego Writers and Editors Guild. The guest speaker was Diane Hinds, a PR expert from the UK. She spoke to the group about how to promote your book as an independent author, and gave us lots of great information – including tips for contacting the media. Here are my Top 10 Takeaways from her speech: 10 – Indie Authors Lack Continue Reading...

Top 10 Takeaways: Christina Alexandra

Last night I attended the monthly meeting of the San Diego Writers and Editors Guild. The guest speaker was Christina Alexandra, a romance writer and California Dreamin' writers conference organizer from Orange County. She spoke to the group about writing and publishing romance, and gave us lots of information about the industry and its authors. Here are my Top 10 Takeaways from her Continue Reading...