Does your mind wander when you are start to write? What are you thinking about? Now this is after you’ve have specific intention to focus and continue to write your masterpiece. So what happened? What are you thinking about?
- Calls that you needed to returned
- Appointments that you needed to make or keep.
- Dishes that are piling up
- Family responsibilities, pulling you in several directions.
- The dreaded paper task of filing.
Whatever it is, you like me get distracted. So what is a writer to do? In 2014 you can change the level of your productivity, so you can write that bestselling novel, or e-book, but you must take action.
DELEGATE…..that’s right, “Delegate”……….
Here is the definition as an action work:
entrust (a task or responsibility) to another person, typically one who is less senior than oneself.
“he delegates routine tasks”
synonyms: assign, entrust, pass on, hand on/over, turn over, devolve, depute,transfer
Saying this another way; find someone who will do what you don’t want to do, have time to do, are scared to do, etc. The ‘someone’ can be a person, a business offering a particular needed service that will not only free up your time, but more importantly your mind. If you are saying you can’t afford to pay someone, barter for what you need. I’ve done it before, and it works. It is a win-win situation. Remove any reason that could double as an excuse. Delegate to get the benefit of your writing and meet your objective. You can do this.
I don’t know if you are like me. Either way keep reading. If you spend more than 15 minutes each day, reading email you are wasting time. I realized that I was spending way too much time looking at email, then clicking links in the email to be distracted by junk.
Solution: I spend a few minutes each day delisting myself from lists. And finally I am starting to notice a difference in the amount of time I spend. This really does work. Believe me, if you find yourself needing some information just go “Google” it.
Truth: People marketing webinars, tele-seminars, online courses, are not the problem. They are only doing what they need to do in order to grow their business. You and I are our own problem by not focusing on what we truly want to accomplish.
Action: If you have done your goals for 2013 already, you might feel overwhelmed, but you can take control of your time so you can focus on writing more, publishing more, and building your empire.
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At this point, I just want to encourage anyone sitting on the fence about getting started, STOP. If you die before you get it done, you will be another statistic who takes all their gifts to the grave.
Here is one of my current projects. The guys on the cover are my grandsons. And yes they do love basketball. My son-in-law is the author. I worked with him on this writing project which will be a series.
All I can tell you is that if you are waiting for the perfect time, place, or you think you can’t. STOP IT. All of us have a story to tell, there are people with the skill set to help you bring it to life.
So what are you waiting for, join my list as this will be published on Amazon. I’ll send you a notice of the free kdp days. Now back to my other projects.
I launched my book on the 5th with KDP and it did okay for downloads. However, here are some tips to implement prior to your launch.
Make sure you have a an ebook cover. Although you can load your book up to Amazon without one, before you launch you definitely want to have a snazzy cover. There are many places where you can get software to create one or you can use a site like Fiverr for outsourcing.
If you utilized CreateSpace for it’s print on demand, they have a great ebook cover option in its platform. It’s pretty easy to follow and there are several videos, and support if you need help.
Have several reviews for your book before you launch, as that will provide social evidence of the quality of the book. There are a number of legitimate ways you can get a review for your book that are whitehat.
Write a good description for the book, that clearly tells people why they should want to read it.
I am onto my next project, a children’s picture book which will be published in the next 2 to 3 weeks.
It was ironic that I just recently read an article from Jim Rohn entitled, “Don’t Be A Complainer”. It was ironic because, I had the experience of everyone I encountered this particular day was complaining. OMG! It was as if, I was wearing a sign saying “Complaint Stool – Come over and sit down”.
In Jim’s article he refers to complaining as a deadly disease of attitude when if let loose it will conquer you. Yes there is room for legitimate complaining, but if when you enter a crowd and people find a reason to leave, stop and check out what changed in the atmosphere. Nobody like to hang out with a complainer. It’s draining. He states that complaining will lock you out of more opportunities than you can image. Then Jim connects his message to a story from the Old Testament and the Children of Israel and how they complained after leaving Egypt and never made it to the Promised Land.
….. So back to the folks that were complaining. Here is what I did:
I countered everything they said negative with something positive.
I just listened hoping they would stop.
I moved away from the. Dang-it they just followed me.
I finally let them have the last word and guess what. They left.
After this encounter I was drained, but it reminded me of a few sayings.
“A person can’t argue with themselves”, “It takes 2 to tango”
It was a great reminder for myself as we all do complain at one time or another to be mindful of my words, and my actions and their impact on others.
Like any busy person, I got a little sidetracked. Just a tad. Okay a lot. I’m back on track and here’s my update. I am using a process that appears to be really good. At this point I can’t say it works or give total credibility to the product since I’m in the middle of my own promotional process.
I’ve decided to make this book a KDP selection which you will be able to download it for free on October 5, 2012.
The Kindle Book free download day will also be promoted to the top 10 kindle sites. Here is the link to the book:
Oh, and in case you are wondering if you make money with the free kdp day – you don’t, but your book can get into the hands of a lot of other folks who will share it with their friends. Then there will be folks who just buy it because they want it in their personal library.
Enough about me, are you making progress? Have you not only decided to think about that awesome book inside of you, but also take some action and get started. If not, stop reading stuff, turn off the television, get off the phone and get going.
I’ll tell you what happened on Saturday October 6th.