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    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...

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    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.
    She inquired:

    "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
    go?

    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

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    3 Comments:
    Blogger Tonya Kappes said...

    Congrats on you big debut!! I'm so excited to see it and for you. You're right, or Debbie Macomber is right. This week I forced myself to start my schedule and dig back into basics. And Lucky Lucy started to sing after a few minutes. It took she and I to get in a groove, just like a those dancers on Dancing with the Stars, but we did it and my word count went up and my plot for the series is developing!!

    January 27, 2011 at 3:48 AM  
    Blogger D.D. Scott said...

    Thanks beyond bunches, Tonya!

    I can't wait to see it on my Kindle either! KND rocks!!!

    And so do you, Soul Sister!!!

    Congrats on letting your muses show you the dance floor then dancing right along with 'em!

    Sexy Sassy Smart Dancing With Your Muses Wishes --- D. D. Scott

    January 27, 2011 at 4:01 AM  
    Blogger jaw said...

    That is some great writing advice, D.D.! You always have a way of getting it through to others-----keep it up. Can't wait to see your numbers go sky high on KND!

    January 27, 2011 at 4:46 AM  

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