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Saturday, November 4, 2017

Pressure To Write

How much pressure are you putting on yourself to write?  Do you beat yourself up if you don't reach your daily go?

Stop it.

The reality is no one cares if you write or not.  Life will go on if you don't write everyday. Does your spouse yell at you if you don't write?  Will your children be neglected if you don't write?

Stop feeling life a failure if you don't write or make your page quota.

This year is almost over, and I did not make any of my writing goals.  I did publish a book Suicide Is Not The Answer

I am working on A Work Book to go with it, but life got in the way.  I am not beating myself up.  I just write when I can.  

You are a writer.  You are creative and that makes you different from others.  You think different.  So don't put pressure on yourself. 

I write everyday, but the next day, I might toss out what I wrote the previous day.  

So write, have fun and that book will be finished.  

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Leave a comment and let me know what you are working on.

Monday, October 23, 2017

I'm A Writer & I Am A Hoarder


Last week I moved out into the country.  A brand new trailer.  I now have my own office.  I should be happy, excited and ready to write.  I am overwhelmed.

I have a lot of stuff.  The last place I lived, I lived for 15 years.  I wrote a lot in long hand.  I saved everything I wrote  in longhand and that I typed.  Magazines, newspapers and scribbled notes.  I saved them all. 

I was unpacking and putting things in the closet that I wanted to keep.  The closet is filled.  I looked around and had no place to put any of the things I am currently working on.  I still have no room.

I am a Hoarder. 

I am overwhelmed. 

When I met my boyfriend fifteen years ago.  He helped me overcome my hoarding problem then.  I threw a lot of things away, but kept a lot and over the fifteen years, I have collected a more. 

I want this time to be different.  I want a nice place to live.  A place to write, where I can find what I need.

Am I crazy or do other writer's save everything they write? 

If you save everything you write, where do you keep it all?

My boyfriend is out burning my writing as I write this. 

Leave a comment, let me know what you do with all the things that you collect for your writing, like research, future ideas and notes jotted down.


Tuesday, September 26, 2017

A Writer's Life

Welcome To My World




I have three loves, GOD, Animals and Writing.  That is Roxie , my best friend.

I have been writing all my life.  I have been rejected from the best publishers in New York.  In 2011 I Self-Published my first book

My Bible--My GOD


This is my Testimony of how GOD has directed my life.  I had different plans.  I wrote Zombie Zoo

Zombie Zoo


.  I sold a copy less than 24 hours after being published.  I decided that Zombie Stories was my ticket to selling millions of copies.  Isn't that what we all think.  I wrote over 35 E-Books of Zombie Stories and the Series Me VS Zombies was born.

Find all the Episodes at Author Page

Being a writer and having to pay bills is not easy.  Life gets in the way.  So This Blog is about my life.  The reason I am writing about my Writing Life is, because Last Monday, my life took a drastic turn.  Not in a bad way, but not in a good way.  I do not like change.  I like my life the way it is.  I am in my comfort zone.  I have a place to live, a place to write.

Monday, everything changed.  I am a city girl.  I do not like the outdoors, nor do I like bugs or planting a garden.  I am moving out in the country where bears roam.  Cougar sightings and gun fire is common because people hunt and kill Bambi.  I am 90 percent Vegan.  I haven't given up cheese yet, but have given up everything else.  I am anti hunting.

I took a week off work to spend the week to write, instead I ended up packing my life and all my writing stuff.  I will be blogging about my writer;s life.  My office window will look out into the woods where deer appear daily.

Are you a writer?  Trying to juggle writing and life?  Want to self-publish?  This blog is for you.

Leave a comment.  Let me know what you are working on.  Have a question?  Just ask me.

This is my Writing Life.  Welcome.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Writing Goals For The Rest Of The Year

It is already September.  As usual, I am already looking at calendars for next year.  I look at what I have done this year.  I went through a couple of months that I felt struck.  I didn't get much writing done.  It happens to all of us.  I did Publish a Non-Fiction Book
Suicide Is Not The Answer



I am working on a Work Book to go along with this book.

I started a new Novel and writing in longhand for the rough draft.

So Here is my Goals for the rest of the year:

1. Publish the Work Book Suicide Is Not The Answer

2.  Finish the rough Draft of Fiction Novel

3.  Blog on a regular Basis.

What are your writing goals?  Leave them in the comment Section


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Friday, July 7, 2017

Memoir Writing

I have been working on my memoir since January.  I thought I would be done with that and move onto my next book.  I was wrong.

I am having problems figuring out what to put in and leave out.  I am having problems on finding my voice.  I am having problems about writing about my family without making them look evil and terrible parents.  Since I don't want to write anything terrible about my parents,

I made a decision.

I am going to write it, the way if effected me.  I am going to have to dig deep into my emotions and memory, even though I have blocked some memories.

I was sexually abused by my Grandfather and I feel that I was the sacrafice for the family.

As a result I suffered from everything from alochol, eating disorder, to cutting myself.

My family denies what happened and blames me for everything that is wrong with me.  I realize I am an adult, but it is hard to have a relationship with family who denies their role in my life.

So I am going to write how their actions effected me.  I need to tell my story to help others.

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I was Suicide most of my life which I will be writing in my Memoir It is not easy for me to write, but who said it is easy to write.

What are you writing?

How do you deal with emotional scenes?

My Bible--My My GOD



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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Writing Is A Business

I like to write.  I could write in longhand all day long.  It is the business side of writing that I do not enjoy.  Promoting my writing.  Talking about my writing.  Social media.

If you are writing for publication,  you are now a business owner.  Your book is the product is what you are producing and selling.  It is a fact.  There is no way to deny it anymore.

Do you know in the USA, you can deduct your writing expenses on your tax returns.  Keep all your receipts during the year.  Find a good tax person.

Choose your social media:  Facebook, twitter, blogging, newsletter.

I can not do all the social media so I chose to blog.  I am on facebook, but not lately and I have a twitter account.  I tend to attract more people on my blog.  Blogspot is free so I use their blog site.

Create business cards to hand out.  I use Vista Print for postcard size and put the cover of my book on them.  You need something to hand to people.

I am self published and I am always giving something to someone everyday.  Vista Print is always having sales.  I wait to for a sale I never pay full price on Vista Print.

Tell people that you are a writer, which is not easy at first.  Now I tell everyone.  Someone asks me what do you do.  I say, I am a writer and hand them my business card.

I find that people are impressed when I hand them a copy of my book and give it to them.  They are impressed that I wrote a book and then impressed that I self published a book.  You never know who you are talking to and they might become a fan and tell others.

Start thinking like a business person.  Get organized.  Get Published.  Make your dream a reality



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If I can do this, so can you

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Never Quit Writing

I write ever I write something every day.

I am writing my memoir.  I put it aside for about a month.  I was mad at myself.  I have the rough draft  which is about 70 pages.  I think it is stupid, dull and boring.  Who would ever want to read this?

So yesterday I started the memoir again.  I then said out loud.  "This is so stupid.  I have 70 pages already written.  Just rewrite what you have."

So I came home from work, went to my desk and drug out the rough draft.  Today I am going to re-read the rough draft and finish the memoir.

I am going to write it.  I don't care if my family does not like it..  I don't care if they get mad at me.  I am a writer and that is what I am going to do.

What are you working on that you think is not good enough?  Do not quit!  It is your story to tell.  Tell it and send it out into the world.

You are a writer.  Write.

That is what I am going to do today.

Happy Writing.

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