Monday, April 14, 2014

Writing Motivation - Show Don't Tell

Deeanne Gist shares a tip on Showing and not telling.

Happy Writing

Friday, April 04, 2014

Are You Taking Care Of You?

The first time I realized I wasn’t taking care of me was in 2005. I was in a wedding gown store with my sister trying on bridesmaid gowns. I asked for a six and it fell off of me. My eyes filled with tears. When did I lose weight? The lady returned with a size 2 and it fit.

I looked at myself in the mirror and I didn’t like what I saw. I was too thin almost anorexic. I’d turned from the caregiver to needing care.

My mom had been ill and I’d been taking care of her, working a full time job, working on SORMAG, writing my books and being a mother and wife. I wasn’t superwoman and I couldn't continue pretending I was.

I wish I could admit that I immediately got better with taking care of me, but I had to have a few more wake up calls, before it hit me. There is only one LaShaunda. If you don’t take care of LaShaunda there will be no LaShaunda.

Last year I decided to eat a little better and to exercise more. I did a different challenge each month and that was my exercise.

This year I decided I wanted a little more, so this week I signed my family up for the local gym. My goal is to get us there at least twice a week.

Getting into an exercise routine can be hard, but you have to start somewhere. I never saw myself as a gym person, but I also never saw myself in a size 2 again, so things can change.

Before you say what's wrong with a size 2, that was in 2005 this is 2014. I'm a size 8 now. I like it and I want to maintain it.

I’m working toward a better me, a healthier me, because I have things to do and I plan on being here to enjoy them.

Are you taking care of YOU? What are you doing to stay healthy?

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Help Me Choose My Book Title

I thought I was ready to move to the cover stage of this self publishing journey. Unfortunately I’m not. To create a cover you have to have a title. I’m still stuck on the title.

I had a title, but everyone said it was too much and so I researched titles and learned short is better. Now I can’t decide on what to use. I need some help. Will you tell me what works for you?

The book is about how to promote your book online.

1. See Ya On The Net – Reaching Readers Online

2. See Ya On The Net – Online Book Promotion

3. See Ya On The Net – How To Make Time For Online Book Promotion

4. See Ya On The Net – Building Your Online Brand

5. See Ya On The Net – Creating An Online Brand

6. See Ya On The Net – How To Promote Your Book Online

7. See Ya On The Net- Building An Online Brand

8. See Ya On The Net – Making Time For Promotion

9. See Ya On The Net – The Guide to Online Promotion

10. See Ya On The Net - The Guide To Creating An Online Promotion Plan

In the comments, choose the one you like.

None of these work for you. I'm game for suggestions.