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An Accountability Partner Protects Your Writing From Accidental Death

pixabay My accountability partner is a safety net. She helped me complete my first book. When I joined Chandler Bolt’s Self-Publishing School (SPS), one of their techniques to keep students on track was to insist we work with an accountability buddy. The idea is to have someone hold the writer accountable for their goals. I …

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“My 600-lb Life” On TLC Is My Enabler

Decisions, decisions (AdobeStock_64298425 licensed to the author) I love to eat. I lost 108 pounds, but I needed to lose 138 pounds. “My 600-lb Life” on TLC is my booster. I lost 108 pounds five years ago. I have kept the weight off. I did not meet my weight loss goal. I use “My 600-lb Life” …

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Mind And Body Games

https://pixabay.com/en/boxer-power-energy-sport-fighter-1984344/ I find myself in love With a man just like me Driven, hungry, unhappy Knowledge seeker, secret keeper Lover of information, technology wizard Need for answers burning on his skin I can think as fast as he can I know as much as he does What should I give him for Valentine’s Day? I …

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I Wish The Small Creatures Lived Longer. It Hurts So Much When They Leave.

https://www.freeimages.com/photo/two-minutes-to-1am-1193458 My little dog was beautiful, stubborn, manipulative, and he loved me more than he loved Milk-Bones. And he really loved Milk-Bones. Reno was a Shi Tzu. We got him when he was a puppy. A mischievous puppy. He made us laugh all the time with his doggie antics. No matter what time of day …

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Sometimes You Have To Be Bad To Do Good

https://pixabay.com/en/explosion-army-soldier-military-2676597/ He made the mistake of firing his assistant the week before Valentine’s Day. He’d had an intimate relationship with her. He told her it would be too awkward for her to continue as his assistant. Goodbye. Don’t let the door hit you in the butt as you leave. On Valentine’s day, he was sitting …

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I Don’t Care That You Don’t Care That I Don’t Care

Waouch! (AdobeStock_170556546_licensed to the author) I found my soulmate at Crate and Barrel. I was not looking for a serious relationship, but love found me. Then love gave me a well-deserved backslap. Karma is a bitch. I used the Crate and Barrel as my personal “Match.com.” Meeting men there was easy. I would saunter over to …

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Too Much, Too Little, Too Late: Executing Your First Self-Published Book

Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels.com /license free for commercial use If self-publishing was easy, everyone would be a published author. Self-publishing my first book taught me that writing is a tough gig. You Can’t Just Write the Book and Walk Away (Too Little) The ins and outs of writing, publishing and marketing are new to most …

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Get On With It. Your Life Will Never Be Perfect. Publish That Book Now!

https://pixabay.com/en/runner-finish-line-female-race-run-579327/ I was afraid I would never publish a book. I wanted to write as a teenager, but I was busy making bad decisions. I wanted writing to be my college major, but I needed to make a living, so I chose Engineering. I wanted to write while I was working, but I had a …

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