Aug 26 2016

#boutofbooks Bout of Books 17 Day 5 and Goals

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  • Publish two decent-selling book series (speculative fiction)
  • Survive at least another 39 years
  • There’s also the Bucket List.


2016 Goals:

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  • Have 6500 Twitter followers ~ currently at 6228 — UP 53 from last month
  • Download the update for my blog themeMischief Managed because @JLenniDorner accomplished this goal
  • Keep Supporting Diverse Books
  • Be part of 4 blog hops/fests.Mischief Managed because @JLenniDorner accomplished this goal
  • 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 there PUBLISHGetting closer!
  • Enter 3 writing contests 1- Entered #WRiTECLUB2016, got in. 2- Entered and won OA Flash Fiction
  • Publish or be published somewhereMischief Managed because @JLenniDorner accomplished this goalx3!
  • 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
Tackle Your To Be Read Readathon

Review of Goals for August:

  • Leave a comment on 30 blogs Mischief Managed because @JLenniDorner accomplished this goal
  • Read and review five books Mischief Managed because @JLenniDorner accomplished this goal
  • Find more Debut Authors to feature at OA Mischief Managed because @JLenniDorner accomplished this goal
  • Take part in Bout of Books Mischief Managed because @JLenniDorner accomplished this goal

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Bout of Books@JLenniDorner is a #boutofbooks expert

I read Stop selling, start connecting: Building your business? Love creating clients!
5 star rating image on the blog of @JLenniDorner
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.)


What connection do you have between a book and some music? Suggestions:

  • 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
We shift
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

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    • JEN on August 26, 2016 at 3:28 PM

    Oh, I love Pass or Pages! When will September’s age category and genre be announced?
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    • Angeline on August 27, 2016 at 4:47 PM

    Congratulations on the competition wins. Sounds like you’ve been nicely productive through August, good job!
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  1. I love your goals and how much you’re accomplishing. Next time, I’ll include my read-and-review in my goals too. I read quite a lot and review most books I read. I guess it counts as writing.

    • Misha on August 28, 2016 at 4:08 PM

    Whoa looks like you had an epic month! Good going on getting so much done! 🙂
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  2. Awesome job on August’s goals 😀 Good luck with September! Gah can you believe Sept already?!
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    1. Time flies!

  3. Wow, You rocked your August goals. Good luck on your September goals. The way your moving along I think you’ll soon surpass your lifelong goals. I’m totally impressed with your devotion. You’re really dedicated to your work and to helping others by showcasing/highlighting debut authors on your blog. I admire your tenacity and perseverance. You’re an author and blogger we can all look up to and strive to emulate. It’s nice reconnecting with you. I’ve been away since the end of the A to Z challenge. My husband became critical ill and was hospitalized on May 1st for the entire summer. After three major operations, he is finally home. I am making my return to blogging, but it’s in rather small steps, for the moment. It feels good to be back. I’ve missed you and many other blogger friends.

    Take care,
    Melissa Sugar
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    1. I’m sorry to hear about your husband. Thanks for the compliments.

  4. Only read and comment on 10 blogs? Okay. I’m not going to say anything about how many blogs I visit in a month. How else would I keep up with everyone?
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  5. You’ve got some major goals here, and I like how you’ve put them into categories. Here’s to reaching the smaller more accessible ones soon and to getting those two amazing speculative books of fiction out within the next 39 years.
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