Thursday, January 27, 2011
MUSE THERAPY Extra Tidbit: Commitment
Happy Thursday, Muse Queens and Kings To Be!
My MUSE THERAPY Kindle Nation Daily Debut "Push Day" is here!!!
Both today and this Saturday the 29th, my #1 Amazon Bestselling Book MUSE THERAPY: UNLEASHING YOUR INNER SYBIL is one of "the" featured books on the hugely popular and well-read Kindle Nation Daily!
Here's the scoop on what KND is and why this kind of "push" is sooo very vital to sales success for every new, Indie Epubbed Author...
The WG2E - Kindle Nation Daily Is The Place To Be!
In honor of my KND Debut, I'm giving y'all another MUSE THERAPY treat right outta the pages of my book...
Today's Muse Therapy Extra Tidbit is all about "Commitment" --- oh, and not the
neurotic writer-nut type my DH thinks I may need to be committed for...LOL!!!
We're talking "commitment" as derived from a question a past student asked me.
"I'm curious when you became serious enough to commit to getting up at ungodly hours of the morning. Is that something that came once you felt like you were
really close? I battle this in my own mind because sometimes I think I AM
working hard and then other times, I think I'm a major slug compared to other
people. So maybe I don't want it enough or I'm not truly willing to do what it
takes to get published."
First, for me and my commitment level -- and I'll preface this by saying that's
why my DH thinks I'm a neurotic writer-nut and may need to be committed - enough
is never enough!
I'm always, always, ALWAYS asking myself "what else can I be doing to bring that next deal and the next one after that and the next one...?"
But that's just me and what works for me and my Carrie Squad. I've just got
tons of ideas always flowing (which I jot down on whatever is around me at the
time...you don't even want to go there...LOL!...I'll scribble on ANYTHING!!!)
because I never stop thinking about producing my ideas. Even when I try to shut
it off, I can't. Except when I go to bed...LOL! I'm completely out in less
than five minutes! LOL!
Your commitment - whether it's getting up wayyy early or staying up late or just writing one hour each day or less - is serious enough WHEN YOU'RE READY FOR IT
TO BE. It's really that simple and almost that harsh and beyond difficult at
the same time.
I have NEVER waited for any bit of success (winning a contest, finding an agent,
getting a great critique) to catapult my desires to another level.
I've always "Acted As If" I'm already there...
Because why you ask...
Debbie Macomber told me to do just that at RWA in Reno in 2005ish (not sure that's the right year but close). That's how she (and Allison Brennan too - she's been a great personal example to me as well --- luv them!) made it...because they never stopped to let the doubt that they weren't there yet stop 'em!
I've never slowed down or looked back since!
If you're ready NOW then NOW is the time to step-it-up!
That being said...I'm going to challenge you to MAKE MORE OF YOUR TIME CENTERED
ON PURSUING YOUR WRITING-FOR-PUBLICATION CAREER. You all may be doing tons of
fabulous things for the writing world and beyond but how is YOUR WRITING
PRODUCTION when you look at pages produced or ideas firmly in place and ready to
We're actually going to be doing a time study of sorts in one of the sessions in
this book. So hang in there with me.
And please don't think I'm telling you to quit any of the wonderful things you
do IF THEY'RE MAKING YOUR MUSES DANCE AND HELPING YOU CRANK OUT YOUR OWN
PAGES...but and that's a huge but...we're going to make sure you really WANT AND
NEED to do these things for YOUR production level and goals.
It's great to be BUSY but is your "BUSY" GETTING YOU WHERE YOU WANT TO GO? If
not, we'll find a way to get you there!!!
Sexy Sassy Smart MUSE THERAPY Commitment To Your Writing-For-Publication Career Wishes --- D. D. Scott
Labels: Kindle Nation Daily, Muse Therapy, Muse Therapy Extra Tips and Tidbits
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
MUSE THERAPY Extra Tidbit: Do What Works Best For You
Happy Tuesday, D. D. Scott-ville!
I'm counting down the days 'til my Kindle Nation Daily Debut!
Just 2 days left - Thursday the 27th and Saturday the 29th are the big, big days - and if you're not sure what that means, here's the scoop at The WG2E
To celebrate my KND Debut "pushes", I'm continuing to give y'all little MUSE THERAPY Tips, Tricks and Tidbits right outta the pages of my #1 Amazon Bestselling Book MUSE THERAPY: UNLEASHING YOUR INNER SYBIL
So here's today's MUSE THERAPY Extra Tidbit:
Do What Works Best For You!
I read in the January 2010 RWR (in Ann Aguirre's "Staying Productive" article) the
following quote from agent Laura Bradford and thought it was sooo very appropos
for Muse Therapy...
"Be realistic about yourself. Analyze the conditions that allow you to do the best work and try to give yourself a space to recreate them."
Wow! Now that is truly the heart of Muse Therapy! That's sure as heck what
it's all about here in Muse-ville D. D. Scott-ville!!!
And here's one way I do that for me and my muses...
To give myself "a space to recreate" the "conditions that allow me to do the best work", I surround myself with fabulous little collections of "stuff" that inspire my muses. Here are a few of these gems right on my writing desk:
Super fun inspiration, right?!
And throughout my MUSE THERAPY book, I give you the scoop on how each of these gems inspire me to keep crankin' out pages.
These are the kinds of inspiration that work best for me.
How 'bout you?
What works best for you and your muses?
In other words, what can you put on your desk that will keep your ass in your chair and your fingers flying across your keyboards...simply because you sooo enjoy spending time with these little treasures?
Sexy Sassy Smart Muse Therapy - Do What Works Best For You - Wishes --- D. D. Scott
Labels: Kindle Nation Daily, Muse Therapy, Muse Therapy Extra Tips and Tidbits
Saturday, January 22, 2011
So What Is a Kindle Nation Daily Push?!
Happy Weekend, D. D. Scott-ville!
And yes, I've teased y'all enough about my MUSE THERAPY Kindle Nation Daily Debut Push coming up this Thursday (the 27th) and Saturday (the 29th).
So what is a Kindle Nation Daily "push"?
C'mon over to The WG2E today where I'm givin' y'all the scoop along with the real numbers to back it up...
Sexy Sassy Smart Kindle Nation Daily & MUSE THERAPY Wishes --- D. D. Scott
Labels: Being a Gutsy Girl, Being a Gutsy Romance Writer Girl, Kindle Nation Daily, Muse Therapy
Thursday, January 20, 2011
MUSE THERAPY: Being Holly Golightly "Lovely"
One week 'til my #1 Amazon Bestselling Book MUSE THERAPY: UNLEASHING YOUR INNER SYBIL
Kindle Nation Daily Debut!!!
Can't wait 'til January 27th and 29th!!!
And to celebrate that amazing opportunity, as promised, I'm treating you with another MUSE THERAPY Tip and Trick right from the book!
So here we go...from MUSE THERAPY Chapter Eight - Muses & Misplaced Aggression: Kick Your Own Ass Not Somebody Else's
What constructive actions can we take after we’ve ruminated about our beyond frustrating writing-for-publication journeys?
Well, I use my other main lifeline outside of anger management therapy and rumination – Audrey Hepburn.
There’s just something about singing Mancini’s “Moon River” – just like Audrey did for her Holly Golightly in BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S - that is the cud I’ll forever chew-on while ruminating about how to handle Evil-Editor-Turds everywhere.
Since not all of us are (a) New York City playgirl escorts like Audrey’s Holly (who gets fifty dollars every time she goes to the powder room while trolling for a millionaire to marry) or (b) if you’re a guy, a “sponsored” playboy writer (like Capote’s George Peppard-played Paul), we’ve got to be like the real Audrey Hepburn. We’ve got to know ‘how to be lovely’ in the face of wanting to misplace our aggressions after each rejection letter we receive.
And unless you live in New York City, and perusing Tiffany’s windows with a coffee cup and Danish, are but a cab ride, subway trip, or walk away, you’ve got to rely on other means to soothe your muses.
Audrey herself gave us many brilliant tips on how to make the most of where we’re at in life right now. She said:
“We are all grown-up children, really. Our lives are made up of adulthood and childhood, all together. So one should go back in search of what was loved and found to be real.”
So as does Julia Cameron in her ARTIST’S WAY, Hepburn looks to her inner artist child and her childhood itself for relief from the disappointments and frustrations of career and adulthood.
Audrey took long walks, read books, listened to music and arranged flowers (Hellstern, HOW TO BE LOVELY), finding peace in the solitude of these activities.
“I have to be alone quite often. I’d be quite happy if I spent Saturday night to Monday morning in my apartment. That’s how I refuel.”
“When the chips are down, you are alone, and loneliness can be terrifying. Fortunately...I love to be alone. It doesn’t bother me one bit. I’m my own company.”
I’m the same way in that often I take refuge and find comfort in being alone with my inner self/child. But even though I resort first to dealing with my fear on my own, I also use Muse Therapy – yep, you betchya, the very same “therapy” techniques I’m teaching you – to finish getting a grip on my writing fears and frustrations.
And Audrey supported “getting a therapist” too. She said to “just get on with it” if that might do the trick for you. She realized the alternative meant misplaced aggression in that you’d end up “blowing your top” and “having to go around apologizing” after the fact.
For Audrey, the most important part of being able to accept life’s insecurities was learning to live with herself. In Muse Therapy-speak that means part of the success secret is learning and discovering then accepting what makes you, your soul and your muses tick plus what ticks them off.
“The greatest victory in my life has been to be able to live with myself, to accept my shortcomings and those of others. I’m a long way from being the human being I’d like to be. But I’ve decided I’m not so bad after all.”
So "Go Holly Golightly" in your writing-for-publication journeys!
Decide, like Audrey did, that despite all the industry rejections, that you're "not so bad after all".
Sexy Sassy Smart Being Holly Golightly Lovely Wishes --- D. D. Scott
Labels: Behind and Beyond My Books, Being a Gutsy Girl, Being a Gutsy Romance Writer Girl, Muse Therapy, Muse Therapy Extra Tips and Tidbits
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
MUSE THERAPY: The Butterfly Effect
Today, in D. D. Scott-ville, we're starting the countdown to
MUSE THERAPY: UNLEASHING YOUR INNER SYBIL
Kindle Nation Daily Debut!!!
On January 27th and 29th, MUSE THERAPY, my #1 Amazon Bestselling Book On-Writing will be the featured book for millions of Kindle owners around the world plus the millions more who follow the Kindle Nation Daily Blog in its online format!!!
Thank you sooo very much, Stephen Windwalker of the fabulous Must-Read KINDLE FREE FOR ALL, for being my latest MUSE THERAPY Champion!!!
So in honor of my debut Kindle Nation Daily "push" - which means Kindle Nation Daily is giving me an endorsement, if you will, as well as providing a free excerpt of MUSE THERAPY, to be "pushed" or in effect emailed, to every Kindle owner around the globe who subscribes to Kindle Nation Daily plus all their online viewers too - I'm treating y'all to a blog series of MUSE THERAPY Tips and Tricks included in the book.
To begin, let's talk MUSE THERAPY and what I call The Butterfly Effect...
Here you go, right from the pages of my MUSE THERAPY: UNLEASHING YOUR INNER SYBIL...
To have “the right book at the right time for the right editor”, every writer’s muse arsenal must be fortified with perseverance. To build then secure the foundation of their creative castles, writers must hoard and utilize that vital tool.
A sure-fire way to beef-up our perseverance reservoirs is to study and implement many ideas first proposed by Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung. Jung theorized that humans rely too much on science and logic. We certainly know by now that those ideals sure aren’t found in our writing-for-publication journeys, right?
Jung’s approach to psychology – known as Jungian psychology – explored human behavior by studying dreams, art, mythology, religion, Eastern and Western philosophies, alchemy, astrology, sociology and literature. Instead of science and logic, Jung advocated we pursue personal goals of discovering and fulfilling our deepest, innate potentials and rely on spirituality to guide our journeys.
He believed our journey’s purpose was to meet our “selfs” through the various disciplines listed above. Then, he taught, we can transform ourselves into our essential being, a process he called individuation. (Wikipedia)
Individuation – what a beyond powerful tool for writers to harness!
Let’s examine how you can make the concept work for you and your muses.
Jung said that it’s not just ‘okay’ to follow our individual journeys and goals. He argued rather that it’s our most basic and natural purpose as human beings to pursue our own unique journey. By transforming ourselves into that special, one-of-a-kind individual we hope, dream, desire and struggle to become, we persevere.
Wow! Jung really ‘got’ what it is to be a writer. We so struggle to find our voice, our words and stories. We so want to be accepted by the Universe for our unique take on the world and human life at-large. We so have a hellacious struggle to make those dreams come true. Struggles definitely defying science and logic.
Being a writer is my Jungian deep, innate potential. Writing is a spiritual experience essential to my well-being, regardless of whether I ever become a bestselling “butterfly”.
And here’s the writer’s “butterfly” dilemma.
Most caterpillars, but not all, are pre-destined by Mother Nature to become butterflies. Writers have no such pre-determined guarantee that either by nature or nurture they’ll become published aka butterflies, let alone best-selling butterflies.
Jung does give us hope, though, that we can affect our destiny. He brought to the forefront of possibility that coincidences can be meaningful enough that they appear to be meant to be. In other words, things can happen for us as if Mother Nature and/or fate, sweet serendipity or synchronicity were the masters of our Universe.
By bringing people, events and opportunities together, Jung theorized that the Universe allows for that awe-inspiring Law of Attraction in which things just seem to fit into a plan as opposed to remaining mere random events.
To make the Law of Attraction (LOA) and Synchronicity work for you, though, you’ve got to have a plan and work it like a crazed, over-driven nutcase.
***Do you have a plan for your writing career?
***Are you working that plan like a crazed, over-driven nutcase?
If so, thanks to today's new and exciting Indie Epublishing world plus sites like The WG2E - The Writer's Guide to Epublishing - a site I created with a few of my best writer friends and business associates - Tonya Kappes, Misa Ramirez, and L. A. Lopez - your writing-for-publication caterpillar journey can turn you into a butterfly.
Sexy Sassy Smart MUSE THERAPY Butterfly Effect Wishes --- D. D. Scott
Labels: Kindle Nation Daily, Muse Therapy, Muse Therapy Extra Tips and Tidbits
Sunday, January 16, 2011
My Kindle & Me: What I'm Ereading on my Ereader
Happy Sunday, D. D. Scott-ville!
Did you get an Ereader for Christmas?
If yes...how much are you luuuvvvin' it?!
If no...no worries, just use all the Free Ereading Apps we've talked about...and if you're not sure about what those are, no worries again, 'cause here's the scoop:
No E-reader Yet? No Worries! Use the Free Apps!!!
And talk about a big 'ole treat, today at The WG2E - The Writer's Guide to Epublishing - I'm tellin' ya exactly what I've been Ereading on my fabulous Kindle!
You'll come away with not just my Ereading List, but be sure to check out all the comments where WG2E-ers are leaving their lists for you too!!!
Happy Ereading on your Ereader and Free Ereading Apps!
Sexy Sassy Smart Ereading Wishes --- D. D. Scott
Labels: E-Book Country, E-readers Scoop, My Kindle and Me
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Kristen Lamb - My Go-To Social Media Queen!!!
Hello to all in D. D. Scott-ville!
I'm very excited to share my latest E-Book Country Experiment!!!
An it begins with the ever-fabulous Kristen Lamb and her must-read social media guide:
WE ARE NOT ALONE: THE WRITER'S GUIDE TO SOCIAL MEDIA
I actually "met" Kristen on Twitter, and have been a huge, huge fan ever since.
She has single-handedly made me feel like not quite as big of a Techno Dunce as I really am!
Her beyond terrific Warrior Writers Blog is also a must-read, and the WE ARE NOT ALONE book...well, let's just say, I do firmly believe that it is one of the main reasons I'm selling so well as a debut Indie Epubbed Author!!!
For example, just this last week, I read in WE ARE NOT ALONE how to use Kristen's "Poaching" Method - but poaching in a positive, all-together legal and fun way - to build new audiences for my books, and wow oh wow is it working!!!
To "poach" your audience, you use the fabulous Search Function on Twitter and identify groups of people to follow based on topics that relate to your books.
Here's how I used Kristen's method:
What are my books - BOOTSCOOTIN' BLAHNIKS, STOMPIN' ON STETSONS, and MUSE THERAPY: UNLEASHING YOUR INNER SYBIL about?
country line dancing
Okay...you get the idea...
So I did searches on all these topics then simply started following the tweeple who tweet about these things in a positive way. These tweeple just might like my books!!!
And are u ready for my results?!
Since doing this "poaching" for about a week now, I've increased my social media following on not just Twitter but on Facebook too by between 50 and 60 followers and friends on each platform. In addition, I've sold another 25+ books!!!
But the best part...
I've got a ton of new virtual friends who are now leading me to all new resources and communities as well!!!
I can't wait to hear your results!!!
And a big 'ole shout-out Thank You, Kristen Lamb!!!
Sexy Sassy Smart Kristen Lamb Social Media Queen Wishes --- D. D. Scott
Labels: Being a Gutsy Romance Writer Girl, E-Book Country Experiments, Social Media Tips
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Behind & Beyond My Books: BUCKLES ME BABY & Cozy Mystery Cross-Pollination
I luuuvvv goin' Behind & Beyond My Books - giving y'all the inside scoop on how the ideas take shape for each book I write.
And I haven't done that for awhile.
So here we go Behind & Beyond My Books with BUCKLES ME BABY - Book Three in my Bootscootin' Books Series.
BUCKLES ME BABY will be released on Kindle and Smashwords this Valentine's Day!!!
I don't have the Book Cover yet...but as soon as I do, I'll share it with you!!! But, in the mean time, I do luuuvvv this graphic my fabulous cover designer created to use 'til the actual cover is finished.
Anyhoo...about the BUCKLES ME BABY book...here's a teaser:
Think paparazzi-hell and Ponzi-scheme fall-out meet home-shopping and Babies “R” Us.
Manhattan-raised, marketing and promotion impresario Audrey Holtz has taken her friend’s belt buckles from Music City boutique favorites to home shopping channel wait-list-only items. But she’s traded in her high-power stilettos for Sketchers ‘cause her feet are swollen and killing her. Pregnancy is a bitch, especially when you’ve assumed a false identity to dodge paparazzi on account of your Madoff-style, Ponzi-scheming parents.
Nashville TN homebuilder Damian Baker is screwed and not in the construction sense of the word. Who would have thought the first room he’d be designing and building for his dream home would be a nursery...for his and Audrey’s twins? But he’s hell-bent on providing well for and protecting the woman he loves plus the children he can’t wait to meet.
Audrey and Damian may not be able to hide from the camera lenses, the baby blues, and belt buckle mania, although they can hide behind their love. But is their love strong enough to deflect the blinding glare of the spotlight?
I call BUCKLES ME BABY a Romantic Comedy-Cozy...as it's a hybrid cross of the romantic comedy genre and the cozy mystery genre.
And as you may know from my previous blog posts, 2011 is all about hybrid crosses here in D. D. Scott-ville...or what J. A. Konrath and I call Cross-Pollination.
Cross-Pollination is taking characters and elements from one story in a particular genre and putting them into a completely different genre. And it's a brilliant way to treat your readers to a new genre that maybe they've never read before but will enjoy because they love the characters and elements you've crossed-over into that new genre.
So yeah...BUCKLES ME BABY is a Romantic Comedy-Cozy.
And here's how I've done it...
BUCKLES ME BABY includes the following fabulous characters and elements (many of whom and which you've met in my first two Bootscootin' Books - BOOTSCOOTIN' BLAHNIKS and STOMPIN' ON STETSONS):
*** The Mom Squad (ohhh yeahhh...these bad ass, middle-aged plus bitches are back and in wayyy over their somewhat blue-haired heads)
*** Roxy, Jules and Audrey (my three Bootscootin' Book heroines)
*** Zayne, Cody and Damian (the hotter-than-hot cowboy heroes that complete my three wanna be cowgirl heroines)
*** A Bernie Madoff Ponzi-scheme style twist (that I'll cross-pollinate...there's that word again...into my Cozy Cash Mysteries that debut this Spring)
*** Paparazzi from Hell
*** And why just have one baby on the way...why not two?! Yep...Audrey and Damian are having twins in the midst of their chaos
*** Okay...here's where the Cross-Pollination really kicks in...BUCKLES ME BABY introduces super U. S. Marshals Zoey Witherspoon and Roman Scagnoli (well...actually, Roman is a for-real Marshal, and Zoey is a wanna-be...but whatever...that's just a minor detail). Anyhoo...It's Zoey and Roman's job to protect my quirky-crazy cast of characters then take themselves...oh, and The Mom Squad too...into my new Cozy Cash Mystery books.
So what do ya think?!
We've got Birthing Babies...Twin babies that is. Battling paps...as in paparazzi. And breaking free from Ponzi-scheming parents.
A couple of U.S. Marshals tossed into the mix who will then take you right into the wild, wild ride of my Charlie's Angels - Mom Squad style Cozy Mysteries, featuring my Stephanie Plum-esque Zoey Witherspoon who was once Audrey's Avon Lady of sorts - and my Roman Scagnoli (who could be Christopher Chance of Human Target's secret twin).
Are you starting to see how fun and fabulous Cross-Pollination can be?!
Sexy Sassy Smart BUCKLES ME BABY & Cross-Pollination Wishes --- D. D. Scott
Labels: Behind and Beyond My Books, Buckles Me Baby, E-Book Country Experiments, The Cozy Cash Mysteries
Monday, January 10, 2011
My Inaugural WG2E Real Numbers Post Is Up!!!
Happy Monday, D. D. Scott-ville!
And what a fabulous kick-off to the new week it is!!!
My inaugural WG2E Real Numbers Post Is Up!!!
Check it out at The WG2E !!!
I'm ecstatic with my sales numbers, and I'm thrilled to share 'em with you at The WG2E.
Keep in mind when you're reviewing my numbers that unlike the traditional publishing world of old where you had to have a huge push by a major publisher to sell well, I didn't have that.
I'm totally self-made via Indie Epublishing.
And I'm here to tell you - then show you how - it can be done.
I'm right on track - as you'll see comparing my numbers to other Bestselling Indie Authors - to selling my own multiple thousands of Ebooks by the end of 2011.
By making some of the same tough but great decisions that they did too! (More on that in future posts both here and at The WG2E.)
So check this out...here's a teaser at the numbers you'll find today at The WG2E:
*** Super cool stat here...I've sold 47 BOOTSCOOTIN' BLAHNIKS books in 4 months - 35 MUSE THERAPY books in just 2 months - and 18 STOMPIN' ON STETSONS books in 1 month!
See what's happening with each book I add to my backlist?!
*** My first royalty check was $32.66 (for August 2010 sales). The second check was $53.65 (for Sept/Oct sales). A 62% increase!!! Yesss!!! - I went from selling 17 books in the first check to 31 books in the second check!
*** Two of my books - MUSE THERAPY and STOMPIN' ON STETSONS - have made several of Amazon's bestseller lists (again...more on that in another post)
Not bad for a writer who's made absolutely nothing for the last ten years!!!
That's right...as I've mentioned several times and will continue to slide in here whenever I can - LOL!...it took me ten years of struggling thru the traditional publishing world to get here, the last two of those years having been lead by a fabulous agent who is now right there with me on my Epublishing journey (more from her later too)!
For the complete analysis of my first set of Real Numbers, go to my post today at The WG2E .
I'm looking forward to your comments and questions, and I'm looking forward to sharing all my future sales numbers.
Only by sharing today's Epublishing Real Numbers can writers Pay It Forward and help those that are considering the Epublishing route but have yet to take that leap.
Sexy Sassy Smart The Real Numbers Wishes --- D. D. Scott
Labels: Bootscootin', E-Book Country, E-Book Country Experiments, Muse Therapy, Stompin' On Stetsons, The Real Numbers, The WG2E
Thursday, January 6, 2011
The WG2E's Real Numbers Series: Putting Epublishing Numbers Into Perspective
Mornin', D. D. Scott-ville!
This coming Monday - January 10, 2011 - is the Launch of The WG2E's Real Numbers Series!
And every Monday thereafter at The WG2E, we're gonna share our Epublishing Real Numbers then analyze the heck out of 'em too.
But before we do that, I wanted to give our numbers the proper perspective.
No, I'm no J. A. Konrath yet, but I happen to find a fabulous example of exactly where I'll be coming from with my Real Numbers on his blog.
The example can be found on J. A.'s blog A Newbie's Guide to Publishing with his Guest Post by L. J. Sellers.
L. J. is the author of the Detective Jackson mysteries, the first of which I just downloaded to my Kindle - for 99 cents, btw - after reading her terrific interview. Here's the cover and Kindle link:
THE SEX CLUB
And here's what got my attention right away...the very first paragraph of her interview:
In January of 2010, I had one book on Kindle and sold 31 copies. I had two print books on the market with a small publisher, and they weren’t selling much better. In December, I had six books on Kindle and sold over 10,000 copies. To get from point A to point B, I had to make some radical decisions.
Now that is exactly the kind of story I'm about to tell you on The WG2E.
So mark your calendar for this coming Monday, January 11th, and begin the Real Numbers Journey with me at The WG2E.
Sexy Sassy Smart The WG2E's Real Number Wishes --- D. D. Scott
Labels: Blogville, E-Book Country, E-Book Country Experiments, The Real Numbers, The WG2E
Monday, January 3, 2011
Suzy Toronto's Plan B Is The Place To Be!
Happy Monday, D. D. Scott-ville!
Each January 1st, to turn over the guard to the next 365 days of my life, I put up all my new calendars. And those calendars, which I've taken great care to pick out, become my new mantras for the new year.
So without further adieu...2011 in D. D. Scott-Calendar-Ville...is all about...
Plan B - as in fabulous artist Suzy Toronto 's Plan B:
What is Suzy's Plan B?
Here's the scoop straight from her January print:
Life Is All About How You Handle Plan B
Plan A is always my first choice. You know, the one where everything works out to be "happily ever after." But more often than not, I find myself dealing with the upside-down, inside-out version where nothing goes as it should. It's at this point the real test comes in...Do I sink or do I swim? Do I wallow in self-pity and play the victim or simply shift gears and make the best of the situation? The choice is mine. After all...life is all about how you handle Plan B.
Plan B...it's the true test of character.
How fabulous is this mantra?!
When I stumbled upon Suzy's Calendar in a Cracker Barrel, I knew I'd found my secret to living life in 2011!!!
Plan B is exactly what my cofounding of The WG2E was all about!
Writers now "get" - after continuing to watch and live the fall-out of the traditional publishing business model - that Traditional Plan A ain't workin'. The Happily Ever Afters we write about aren't showing up on our royalty statements. Are we going to sink with the traditional publishing world or swim into a new and very exciting sea of opportunity? And if we're going to shift gears in order to swim into the Epublishing Sea, and make the best of the situation, won't that be a beyond fabulous test of our character?
Very "Plan B"...don't ya think?!
So come along with us as we swim at The WG2E!
Oh...and check out Suzy's fabulous site too...she's my kinda gal!!!
Sexy Sassy Smart Plan B Wishes --- D. D. Scott
Labels: Being a Gutsy Girl, Being a Gutsy Romance Writer Girl, Blogs2Follow, The WG2E
Saturday, January 1, 2011
The WG2E is Here!!!
Happy New Year, D. D. Scott-ville!
May 2011 be a fabulous year for all of you and your loved-ones too!!!
To Pay It Forward - as my Happy New Year gift to you - come join me at the launch of my Everything Epublishing Adventure...
Your new destination site for Everything Epublishing.
We've got Tips, Resources, Breaking Epublishing News Round-Ups, The Real Numbers, and much much more!
See you at The WG2E --- D. D. Scott