Alex J. Cavanaugh. You can follow other IWSG members here on twitter using the hashtag #IWSG.
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So today, my question to you is:
Do you have a writing plan? A marketing plan? A plan for success? Neither do I. Every now and then I jot down goals and things I want to accomplish during a month or week but other than that ... nothing.
However, I did draw up a plan several years ago and set out to accomplish some specific writing goals and guess what, it worked. I started publishing on a regular basis. That's why I believe in The Power of the Made-Up Mind.
Back in November, I was asked to replace a conference speaker at the Bayou Writers Group conference. I had a week to prepare. I can't do much talking or teaching on craft--not confident enough to go there--but I can talk about how to accomplish dreams and goals. I think I've made that a life study. I have a passion for helping people succeed or at least get on the right track. And I know--and believe with all my heart--that any of us can succeed and reach our goals (no matter what they are) if we just make up our mind to do so. We just need a plan and make up our mind to do it. We have to put forth some specific action.
This morning, I read PJ Nunn's blog post called Business or Busyness and I want to share it with you along with a couple of her other posts: Is There a Method to Your Promotional Madness and A Publicist's Day. PJ Nunn owns BreakThrough Promotions. She shares a lot of great tips and advice. These tips are not only workable for your promoting, but adaptable for your writing and selling. No, I'm not suggesting you get a publicist, only you can determine if you need one, but I am suggesting you read these posts, draw up a plan and implement the power of your made up mind. We can accomplish anything if we have a plan and if we work hard enough. Honestly, we can.
Do you agree? Have you put the power of a made up mind into action? Share.