2006, 2017

Your book and what you really want out of life

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I talk a lot about knowing your why behind writing a book. It’s the single most important step to a successful outcome for your project. Once you determine your why, the next thing is to think about what you want in your life. You might be thinking, Wow, you’re reaching pretty far, aren’t you Lois? Why can’t I just get to writing the book?

It’s too easy to have vague goals. But, most often, vague goals lead to equally vague results. You want results, right? Even if the goal is to sell one book, or just finish what you started, it’s a result. Your goals aren’t going to be like mine. We all have different things we want out of life. We often think of a few things we want […]

1911, 2015

S.M.A.R.T. Goals for Writers

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When setting goals of any kind, it is wise to start with S.M.A.R.T.  goals. You may have encountered this goal-setting paradigm for your company or even your personal life. It is also a valuable way of ensuring the best possible results while you are writing your book and success once your book is published. By creating goals for the end product, you define how you write it, the timing of the publication and how you market it to customers you have and those that are waiting to benefit from what you offer. Setting goals is among the most important part of a successful book project and deserves your time and attention before you put pen to paper, so to speak.

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If your goal is “simply” to write a book, […]