The Best Laid Plans

I have lots of things I want to do. For example, I want to redesign this web page to make it more Young Adult friendly. I want to create a complete set of class materials for my books to make them more accessible to teachers. I want…well, let’s just stop there, shall we? I think you get the point. The problem is, I also want to write books while I give my family the time it deserves. I’m also involved in a few community organizations. This is where the 24-hours-in-a-day limit gets in the way. What I need to do is finish the three books I’m currently working on and then do the other stuff. A web page redesign might […]

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How Much is Too Much (or not enough)?

I have this problem. The problem is, I don’t know when it’s okay to talk about my work and when it isn’t. This is not a new problem; far from it. In fact, it has ALWAYS been my problem. In my day job, at home, with my volunteer activities and with my writing. To make this an even bigger deal than you might initially think, lack of self-publicizing has often led to frustration. Frustration has led to anger and anger has led to poor decisions. For example, in my workaday life, I have often had good and even stellar reviews. I rarely take the results of those reviews forward to the natural next step expecting the people who have performed […]

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Get Published Episode 139 – Susan M Toy Talks About Promotion

http://media.blubrry.com/getpublished/p/www.michellplested.com/wp-content/uploads/GetPublished/GetPublished-Episode139.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSAs you likely know, Mik Murdoch: The Power Within was released in August of this year. What you may not know is I was referred to someone who posts notices about new books. That person was and is Susan Toy. Susan has done a lot of different things in the book industry and she is trying to give back to writers by helping them to get some notice when they have new work coming out. I thought it would be interesting and appropriate to have Susan on the show to talk about the importance of promotion and to get her take on what writers can do to help themselves […]

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