The MAIN LIFE GOALS:
- Publish two decent-selling book series (speculative fiction)
- Survive at least another 39 years
- There’s also the Bucket List.
- Have 6500 Twitter followers ~ currently at 6228 — UP 53 from last month
Download the update for my blog theme
- Keep Supporting Diverse Books
Be part of 4 blog hops/fests.
- Participate in at least 2 #OABookClub reads 1 down! 1 planned for this weekend!
- Rewrite and edit my urban fantasy novel, then
get the new query letter out therePUBLISHGetting closer!
- Enter 3 writing contests 1- Entered #WRiTECLUB2016, got in. 2- Entered and won OA Flash Fiction
Publish or be published somewherex3!
- Participate in Reading Challenges
Goals for September:
- Leave a comment on 10 blogs
- Read and review three books
- Find 5 Debut Authors to feature at OA
- Be a valuable team member at OA during September Pass or Pages Query Contest
- Take part in Tackle TBR Readathon
Review of Goals for August:
- Leave a comment on 30 blogs
- Read and review five books
- Find more Debut Authors to feature at OA
- Take part in Bout of Books
I read Stop selling, start connecting: Building your business? Love creating clients!
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Business & Money > Marketing & Sales > Sales & Selling > Entrepreneurship & Small Business
There’s a reason this has a number three ranking (though it ought to be higher).
I was pleasantly surprised by this book. Rarely does something so short, and free, give so much useful information. My brain is on fire, as was my keyboard from taking notes and listing ideas.
Please note that I’m an author. My business is selling books, selling stories, selling myself and my brand. My “clients” are readers. In a broad sense, they could also be agents or publishers. The book isn’t written specifically for writers, but I’d suggest every one of us that hasn’t ranked in the top 10 on the New York Times Bestseller list should go grab a copy of this.
I’ll be quoting this book for a long time to come. It spoke to me. It resonated with me, with my goals, with my hopes and dreams. Even my fictional characters are going to benefit from this book.
Thank you, Chi Phan.
(Please note- Chi Phan is British. There are British spellings in this book.)
- Rename your book with a song
- Give a lyric that sums up the plot of your book
- A song or album that is forever associated with a particular book in your mind
Despite there being no wolves/werewolves in the book, this song still works. Kvothe, it seems, has his own kind of inner wolf.
“Company we keep
Roaming the land while you sleep
Shape shift, nose to the wind
Shape shift, feeling I’ve been
Move swift, all senses clean
Earth’s gift, back to the meaning
Back to the meaning of life
Bright is the moon, high in starlight
Chill in the air cold as steel tonight
Call of the wild
Fear in your eyes
It’s later than you realized
I feel a change
Back to a better day
Shape shift, hair stands on the back of my neck
Shape shift, in wildness is the preservation of the world
So seek the wolf in thyself
Would you please take a moment to share the debut author image? It would mean a great deal not only to me, but to any debut author who is interviewed as a result. Thanks so much!