“Our new research review, released today, shows that engagement with audiobooks can benefit children’s reading skills and enjoyment, as well as their mental well-being and emotional intelligence.”
Develop a growth mindset and ignore everything else.
Talent X Hard Work X Perseverance X Learning X Luck = SUCCESS
This led to another insight: writing is challenging, not hard. Webster defines challenging as, “arousing competitive interest, thought, or action”, and hard as, “difficult to bear or endure”.
Stop making assumptions about what you should do and instead focus on making data driven strategic decisions based upon your own experiences.
Set aside several hours for setting up your Dragon. Much of the time will be your PC working without you, but it will bog down your computer to where you won’t get much else done. This is not the project to start when you’re in the middle of that manuscript which is due to your editor in three days!
This post is a step by step guide, with screenshots of how to find your kindle book (.mobi file) page count, when enrolled in KDP Select.
Last updated March 5th, 2019.
I refuse to allow my fear of failure to hold me back from what I’m meant to do—write fucking books! Now that’s not to say I don’t experience fear & anxiety. In fact, anyone who doesn’t feel fear is someone to avoid. To lean into these clichés, “It’s only when we’re afraid that we can be brave.”
Self-pep out of the way. It’s time for the real business at hand. I need the fear of public shame to motivate myself to perceiver. Meaning: I’ll set my daily goals here, for all the world to see, and also report on them.
I’m on a roll—three days in a row I’ve exceeded my expectations for progress on the novel. At present I’m two days ahead of schedule. Which is great news, given I’m trying to bank three books before launching the first in the series—allowing myself a runway for future publications.
Chapter 1 – Kick In The A$$
Chapter 2 – Fighting Through The Fear
Chapter 3 – The Process
Chapter 4 – Keeping It Original
Chapter 5 – Setting A Schedule
Chapter 6 – Discipline
Chapter 7 – Finding Time To Write
Chapter 8 – What’s The Deadline
Chapter 9 – Feedback
Chapter 10 – Keep Moving
Chapter 11 – Write To The End
Chapter 12 – Last Words… One More Time
If you follow me on Twitter, you’ll know my town flooded. We lost a bridge. Luckily none of our friends or family were affected, but there’re hundreds of people displaced. The flood kept us busy all morning. I haven’t written anything. Today’s going to be another wash. Just as I’ve started to turn my creative process into a habit, Life throws me a curveball. Regardless, I’ll put it behind me and move forward.
Last night as I was in danger of complete burnout. Which lead to me staying up way too late, which meant I also slept in late today. However, taking the extra time to recharge myself clearly payed off! If you’ve been following me you saw I didn’t post until late yesterday, in part from the burnout.