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Friday, November 30, 2012

Write 1 Short Story A Month

This is my goal for 2013.  I am writing a new Series  Me VS Zombies  It is going to be 12 Episodes.  I plan on writing an episode a month.  I will publish them as I go. 

I have the first episode done.  Though I am still editing it and add ing scenes so far it is about 12,000 words.  I am a head of schedule.  I will write an episode a month.  That does not mean that it will be ready to publish.  I will have the rough draft done.  I am shooting .. 20,000 words per Episode. 

This way, I will have a deadline to meet,  I won't be stressed over  a 100,000 word novel, and I will have something to publish every other month.  The holidays will be over in 4 weeks and then I will be able to put all my energy into my wriitng.

Want to publish 5-10 E-Books in the year 2013????

This is how to do it.  Write short stories and get them on line.  My Zombie Zoo series I have 5 of them on line.

Get business cards and start passing them out and tell them you are a published writer.

www.vistaprint.com. has great deals on business cards.  You can become a published writer in 2013. 

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http://sharonleejohnson.com

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

I'm a Guest Bloggercheck out

Check out http://emeraldbarnes.blogspot.com  I am guest blogging there.  Very exciting.  This is my first time being a guest blogger and I invite you to stop by.  Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

I took a chance and put myself out there.  Let me know what you think

Monday, November 26, 2012

Editing/Deadlines

I have been sititng in front of the computer for the past 3 hours.  I have been editing my short story first of the series  Me VS Zombies.  Then I worked on my guest blog for Emerald Barnes.  Then I checked my e-mail.  So I am getting alot done today.

I have made deadlines for myself.  I am going to stay on track if I can .  I do not like to edit at all.  I am going to have someone edit my short story, but I still have to edit it.   I want it complete enough so when I get the story back it will only be grammar problems to fix.  If all goes well then I will have the first episode of Me VS Zombies up in January. 

I am already working on the Second Episode of Me VS Zombies and if all goes well then That will be up in February or March.   I am very excited about what my cover designer comes up with.  I will share that with you when I get it, might not be till January, cause of the holidays. 

I would suggest to all of you, even though you are indie published that you make deadlines for yourself, so you can stay on track and keep moving forward.  It is very easy to get sidetrack, especially this time of year.

Stay focus and get that story written

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Not Writing In Order

I am working on Me VS Zombies.  I then thought I needed to work on the next episode of Me VS Zombies.  Good thing I did.  I came up with some ideas that I need to include in the first episode so the second episode will make sense.

So I have the rough draft of the first episode of Me VS Zombies and am working on the second episode of Me VS Zombies.  I want to get the two published back to back.  Not much time in between the two episodes, so why not start on the second one???

As long as I write I am working toward my goal.  My goal is to get 10 E-books published in the year 2013.  Not sure I will do it, but that is my goal.

By January I will have 2 episodes done and will work with an editor for the final edit. 

You need to love your story.  Love what you do.  I love my stories and the words just flow.

So I might not  be writing in order or maybe I am just writing, but I need to get the words on paper and see where the story takes me.

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http://iamwalkingwithgod.blogspot.com


Saturday, November 24, 2012

I Am A Guest Blogger

I have great news.  I am now a regular guest blogger at http://emeraldbarnes.blogspot.com

I will let you know my post date.  I am so excited.  I sent her a post for December and she loved it.  This validates that I am a writer/blogger. 

I always wanted to be a guest blogger.  Merry Christmas to me.

Now the fear creeps in and the self doubts.  I now have to come up with a montly post.  I need to start thinking.

Add to my list for 2013

Guest blogger every month

All I can say is that you need to put yourself out there.  Do Not be afraid of rejection.  If I didn't put myself out there, I would not be published and I would not be a guest blogger. 

write that story and get it published.  Never know where that will lead you.

2013 is a new year.  Take a step out of your comfort zone and get published.

I am a guest blogger how cool is that????

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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Black Friday/Cyber Monday

Everyone has a sale going on.  I am selling all my e-books for 99 Cents  Check out my website 

http://sharonleejohnson.com   

Hope you all have a good thanksgiving.  Me being a vegetarina I did not have turkey.  I haven't had turkey since I was about 10.  I don't miss turkey or any meat.  Why kill something to eat when you don't have to.  I don't get it.  That is okay.  I had pie for Thanksgiving.

Get out there and promote your book for Black Friday/ Cyber Monday

Twitter and Facebook get your name and website out there.  I am no expert on twitter.  Don't really understand twitter , but what I do know is that the more I twitter, the more I sell. 

If anyone has advice on how to be a better twitter, please leave a comment and let us know.  There is a small window open to promote for the holidays, so go out and promote your book you are the only one that can

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Get Published in 2013

Want to get published in 2013???

Came to the right place   I published 8 E- Books and 3 Print books withing one year.  Follow me as I publish 3 e-books the first of 2013:

1.  I have been working with Stephen Ormsby for the past couple of months We have a rough draft finish.  We have a short story to be released within the next few weeks and a short story that will be published shortly after the  book.

2.  I will have a short story published, in a new series Me VS Zombies

3.  I will have a how to do book coming out by June  How I wrote 11 Books Within One Year

I have someone working on my book cover  www.aliciahopeauthor.blogspot.com

4.  Should have 3 books published with Stephen Ormsby  2 short stories and full length novel

5.  2 of my own books  5 altogether by June.  half of the year is over

6.  Planning on having at least two more short stories for Me VS Zombies Series

7  That would give me 9 and if I push myself I might make it to 10  That is my goal

8.  Goal to publish 10 e-books for the year 2103

Join me.  Set your goals.  Don't have to be 10 can be 1

The important thing is to get your story published.

Leave a comment and let me know that you are joining me on this goal.  We can help each other you are not alone.  Let's get publish in the year 2013

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Blogging, Tweeting, Deadlines & Holidays

Who has time to do it all?  I don't.  I want to write.  I need to promote my books.  I have deadlines to meet and oh yea there is that day, Called Thanksgiving and oh yea something about Christmas shopping, people around me except me to buy a present and hand it to them on Christmas day. 

What is a writer to do????  I keep writing one word at a time.  I know that the holidays are here and they will suck your time out of you.  Stay focus.  I plan on having 3 books out the first of the year.

I have created deadlines for me.  I have someone doing my covers and someone editing my manuscript.  If I miss the deadline then I am messing up their schedule. 

I am not going to let the holidays get to me.  I will get things done, but my writing comes first.  That and my day job (of course).

Stop watching those commericials and stop surfing the net.  Focus on what is important to you.  Meeting my deadlines is important to me.

Have you planned you goals for 2013??????   Never to late.  I have my goals set  

What are your goals for 2013????

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Selling Books

There is no magical formula for selling books.  I wish I had the formual.  All I know is that if I give up I will no longer sell books.

I sell books every month and I recieve monthly royality checks, but I am not where I want to be.   I am not going to give up.

I do a happy dance everytime I sell a book.  I do a special dance when I sell a print book.  Some days I do a lot of dancing.

You can't sell your books if they are not online to sell.

You can't sell your books if you quit and give up because you are having a bad month.

I love being an indie writer. 

I will always be publishing more books and doing more happy dances with each sale.

Happy Selling

http://sharonleejohnson.com

http://iamwalkingwithgod.blogspot.com


Saturday, November 17, 2012

Be Thankful

Thankgiving Day is upon us.  Here in the states,  Thanksgiving Day is Thursday.  Sad it takes a holiday to be thankful.  As the holidays come upon be thankful for what you have.  Help others.

I am willing to help any writer out there to get published as an indie writer.  If you post questions leave comments, I will answer any questions you may have.  If I have the answer I will answer it.

If I can get published  So can you

I have 8 E-BOOKS AT WWW.AMAZON.COM

3 PRINT BOOKS AT WWW.AMAZON.COM

IF I CAN DO THIS SO CAN YOU

LET 2013 BE THE YEAR YOU GET PUBLISH

You deserve to be published

Be thankful for what you have and do something for yourself.  Get Published Today

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Admit That You Are A Writer

Don't be a closet writer.  When someone asks what you do, tell them you are a writer.  Whip out your business card and hand it to them.  Tell them where your books are. 

You are a writer and you need to come out of the closet.

I was at work.  I have waited on this customer for over a year.  We chat, Hi how are ya?  The the other day....I discovered that he is a writer.  I whipped out my business card.  He said that he was thinking of going to a vanity press, as he was leaving.  I yelled   "No don't do that.  We need to talk."

I know have a writer friend.  He knows about website and computers.  I help him he will help me. 

I am no longer a closet writer. I am proud that I am a writer.  I carry business cards wherever I go.  www.vistaprint.com has great deals on promo items.  So there is no excuse tos say you can not affrord them. 

I talk about my writing to a select few and you will be surprised that people are interest in what you do. 

You may find someone who is willing to help you.  So stand tall and proud and admit that you are a writer and start acting like you are a writer.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Working On A Deadline

I am now on deadline.  I have three books that I am working on.  1st book that I am co-authoring with Stephen Ormsby.  I am writing a new series Me VS Zombies also I am writing on a non-fiction book on how Iwrote 10 books in one year.

I have a woman working on my covers for the Zombie book and non-fiction book.

I also her editing my two books.  So it is not just me anymore.  I have someone else who is going to work with me to get these two books published.

I made a deadline and if I don't make it, then it effects her life as well.  I have given myself enough time, but if I slack off, I won't make it... 

I have a DEADLINE and it feels great.  I am a published writer and I am treating my writing as a job.

I know the holidays are coming and there will be excuses on why I can not write.  In my world, there is no excuse not to write.

So join me on this jourgney as I get these books published and meet my deadline.

I might not publish 10 books in 2013 but I will publish books and I hope to inspire you to get publish in 2013

http://sharonleejohnson.com

http://iamwalkingwithgod.blogspot.com
 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Writing 12 Hours A Day

I had my two days off.  I wrote 12 hours on both days.  I can not wait till I can stay home and write everyday.  I accomplished a lot in the last two days.  But as usual, I have to go back to my job that pays my bills.

I know that we are all in the same boat.  Finding time to write.

I find that right when I get up is the best time for me to write.  I don't do anything else.  I get up grab something to drink, which is a soda....I know it is not healthy, but it wakes me up.  Turn the computer on and start writing.

I get up a bit early to write before I go to work.  I while I am on my breaks.  I carry my notebook with me everywhere I go.  I don't care what others think.  I am a writer and I am going to write whenever and wherever.

How can I write 12 hours on my day off?  I treat is as a job.  I do it, whether I feel like it or not.  I make a list of what I need to do before my days off so when I get up, I know what I am going to do.  I don't have to think about it.

I think of my writing as a business.  I claim it on my taxes.  If it is a business one must show up for work.

Time goes by so fast for me when I write.  When I write for 12 hours that is also being on twitter and facebook and promoting my books. 

Start looking for things you can cut out in your daily life to spend more time on writing.  If you opened a business, you would make sure you were there on time to open the store, wouldn't you???  So get up and make time for your writing.

I feel more alive when I write and am thinking about writing.  If you are not writing, what is so important that you are doing????  watching tv,,watching funny cat vidieos????/

You are a writer.  Write

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http://iamwalkingwithgod.blogspot.com

Monday, November 12, 2012

Let Nothing Get In Your Way

Yesterday I wrote 3,000  words.

Today I wrote 2,000 words.

I use my days off to write.  I write in long hand during the week.  Make notes and have a list of what to work on when I am off work.  I get up and I grab something to drink and start writing.  I do nothing else first thing that will distract me from writing.

If I start doing something else, I will not write.  I learned it is the best time for me to write...Write when I first wake up.  So that is what I do.

Yesterday I got up at nine at night. and wrote till five in the morning.  I wrote 3,000 words, I blogged I promoted my book on line.  

Tonight I got up at eight at night and have been writing for the past four hours.  Time goes quickly for me when I write.

You might say that you have a family, children, older parents and you can not do that.  That is fine.  You need to find out what works for you. 

I work nights.  On my nights off I do not try to be a day person.  I keep the same schedule, so I can write all night when it is quiet and nothing is on tv.

I write at work on my breaks.  I get to work early and write in my car.  There are ways to write.  So don't think it is not possible for you.  It is possible if you want it bad enough.

I have 8 e-books out and three print books out all in one year......  http://sharonleejohnson.com

I did not let anything stop me.  Not even the fact that when I published my first e-book I had no idea what I was doing.  Let nothing get in your way.

I have just wrote 2,000 words and I am not finished yet.

Here are my plans for 2013:

1.  New Series  Me VS Zombies  1st book will be out in February

2.  Non fiction book on how I am able to publish 10 books a year

3  Co-Authoring a book that will be out next year.

4.  Plan on having 5 Episodes of Me VS Zombies online at amazon

5.  CO-Authoring the second book in the series shoulds be published next year also

So next year I am planning on having  5 e-books of me vs zombies 1 non fiction book and 2 books that I am co-authoring.    8 books next year........

I have a plan...  Do you have a plan of 2013???  I look at it this way.  I am not getting any younger.  It is now or never  What are you waiting for???

Follow me and see how I am able to get e-books and print books published so quickly. 

grab your notebook and start writing and you to will be able to be published in2013

http://sharonleejohnson.com


Just Write

What are you waiting for???? 

Have you wrote today?

Why Not??

Walking starts with one step at a time

Writing starts with one word at a time.

Putting words on paper or on the computer screen is not that hard.

You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

Step one.  Write one sentence.  Experience how good that feels. 

Once you start writing you will want to continue to write.

check out my website  http://sharonleejohnson.com  See what I wrote in one year.

8 E-Books  and 3 of those books are also in print

I wrote 8 E-books in one year and so can you.  I also am co-authoring a book with another author and the rough draft is finished in one month.  One month I helped write a rough draft of a book that will become a series.

I work full time and write when I can.  If you want to write, get published then this is the spot to find out how to do it.

Grab a notebook.  best time to stock up on spiral notebooks and pens is back to school time.  Things are so much cheaper.  Grab a notebook and start jotting down notes. 

You don't have to tell anyone that you are a writer.  Just write and see where it leads.  One word at a time

http://sharonleejohnson.com

http://iamwalkingwithgod.blogspot.com

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Beta Readers

I always had a famliy member read my writing.  I never had anyone want to read my writing, till now.  Someone showed interest in my writing and agreed to read it for free.  I am very excited.  So don't be afraid to talk about your writing and let someone read it.

I am gratefrul for some one's insight that is not related to me.

So I thank all the Beta Readers out there, for their time and effort and honesty.

I write and am thrilled that someone wants to read what I write. 

Monday, November 5, 2012

Holiday Specials

ALL E-BOOKS ARE 99 CENTS

http://sharonleejohnson.com

MY BIBLE--MY GOD

ALWAYS AND FOREVER

ZOMBIE ZOO

ZOMBIE ZOO EPISODE TWO

ZOMBIE ZOO NO RULES/NO LAWS

ZOMBIE ZOO A NEW BREED OF ZOMBIES

ZOMBIE ZOO FROZEN ZOMBIES

WELCOME TO ZOMBIE ZOO

CHECK OUT MY E-BOOKS FOR THE HOLIDAYS

I have 3 books in print form

Always and Forever

My Bible--My God

Welcome To Zombie Zoo

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

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Saturday, November 3, 2012

To Little Time To Write

I never have enough time to write.  My job that pays the bills get in the way.  I am working on a Zombie Story.  I am working on co-authouring a book with Stephen Ormsby.  I am working on a non-fiction book about my life struggles.  I think it will help others.  I feel that my life is a lifetime movie.

I will not give up my writing.  I write in my car.  I write at work.  I write on my days off.  I write, I blog.  When I am not writing, I am thinking about writing.

I know the holidays are here and there is less time to write.  I will squeeze every second out to find time to write.  That is the only way to get the story finished.

We all struggle with balancing our writing with our lives.  The answer is different for everyone.  Figure out what works for you and go for it.

There is a story in all of us.  Write your story.

http://sharonleejohnson.com 

Friday, November 2, 2012

Write Everyday

Writing is like taking a shower.  You need to do it everyday. 

Writing is like eating.  You need to do it everyday.

Writing is like breathing.  You need to do it every second.

Writing is like living.  It is something we do.

Think about it.Think about what you do everyday, You know it needs to be done.

That is how I feel about writing.  I write everyday, as if my life depends on it.  It is like eating and breathing.  It is a way of life. 

Writing is what I do.  What do you do.

I am a writer.  I am an Indie Writer.  I am a Zombie Writer.

http://sharonleejohnson.com

Welcome to Zombie Zoo  www.amazon.com/dp/B008Y5D2DA

Have a Happy Zombie Day

Zombiea Are Hungry

Thanksgiving is less than 3 weeks away and Zombies are waiting to be invited to dinner.  Holidays are among us and that is not an excuse not to write.  Write more and then you will not feel guilty about eating and spending time with family. 

I am writing more than ever and my books are increasing and it is going to be a great holiday season.

My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone that has been effected by Hurricane Sandy.  I have not forgotten about you.

I am working on a romantic Zombie comedy and a short strory of my fishing trip when Zombies took over the boat.

What is a girl to do.

So I write and attempt to kill zombies.  Kill or to be killed and I don't want the Zombies to win.'

So check out My Zombie Books     http://sharonleejohnson.com

Welcome to Zombie Zoo  www.amazon.com/dp/B008Y5D2DA

Have a Holdiday Speial on all Zombie Books  check out my website    http://sharonleejohnson.com

Happy Zombie Hunting