2014 was a year filled with 115 new blog posts on my website. (I also had visitors from 115 different countries!)
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I have some big news to share with you today:
Morgan James Publishing will release an expanded edition of my book A Couple with Common Cents in 2016!
How did I do it?
Author Gets New York Publishing Deal on First Try Without an Agent or Written Proposal
It all started nearly one year ago. I went to a workshop in Denver, Colorado and met a New York Times bestselling author there. I took copies of this book to give away to all participants.
This author (Joel) really liked A Couple with Common Cents and said on the second day,
“It’s time to take this to the next level. Let me introduce you to my publisher.”
I was blown away. Here was a business author whom I highly respected, treating me as a peer.
But I didn’t expect Joel to reach out to me like that.
Not to a self-published author like me.
Not for a little book that’s not even 100 pages long.
Those things didn’t matter. Joel, as a serial author, knew what to look for and knew that my values and style would be a good fit for Morgan James.
And he was right.
The most difficult part of writing a new article, creating a book, giving a speech, or starting a blog is to pick a topic and stay with it.
Do you feel that way?
I’ve delivered dozens of public presentations, written hundreds of articles, and started over half a dozen websites. Each time I sit down (or stand up) to create content, I’ve already spent a lot of time in the R&D department of my mind considering what to focus on.
You’ve heard speeches and read pieces that just wandered on and on without any cohesive idea, right?
The breadth of experiences you’ve had makes you want to head down every direction possible. Yet that won’t hold you reader’s (or listener’s) attention for long.
Well, the same issue applies to this very blog. For the longest time I’ve wrestled with what my overarching theme really is. How do I describe all my content under one succinct banner?
I’ve finally come up with it: Continue Reading…
I have a very BIG announcement to make about my book A Couple with Common Cents very soon.
But I’m going to tell my email subscribers first.
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It’s time to take a break.
(There are some posts from before April as well.)
But now as we’re in the second half of summer, it’s time for me to take a break from this blog and the podcast (a “content publishing sabbatical”). Why? Continue Reading…