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Monday, February 25, 2013

Choosing a Tax Person

  1.  Make sure they will be there next year for you.  Don't pick a tax person one year and then another one next year.  You want to keep the same tax person over years. 

2.    Don't just pick someone.  Find someone you can trust.  If they cost a bit more, that is okay.  This is not the place where cheap is always better. 

3.  Make sure you can contact that person throughout the year.  You may have questions that need answering in July.

4.  Make sure they are on your side and want to do your taxes right. 

5.  Make sure that your tax person will back you up if you are ever audited.  They will need to explain how and why he did what he did with your tax return.

I have had the same tax person for the past ten years.  I like going to him.  He knows me.  He knows that I am a writer.  I know that he wants the best return for me.  I can call him in July if I have a question.

Start saving those reciepts and if you don't have a tax person you like this year, start looking now for one next year.

Multi Tasking

Self Publishing one has to do everything and balance everything, so everything will get done.  How does one go about that?

1.  Me VS Zombies Zombies On Board  www.amazon.com/dp/B00AZBO6XQ  Need to promote the first story in the series

2.  Me VS Zombies So This Is Christmas  www.amazon.com/dp/B00BHRB9NW  Need to promote the second story of the series

3  Edit The Third story of the Series  Me VS Zombies Take Nothing For Granted

4 Write the fourth story of the Series Me VS Zombies Road To Destruction

5.  Blog

6  Twitter  I am using www.feed140,com

7.  Facebook

8.  E-mails

9.  Plot out future stories of the series

10.  Line up the cover artists and formatters

There is no right or wrong way to do all of this.  I do it as it needs to be done.  I get up early and stay up late.  I do this cause I have deadlines.  I am writing 12 stories this year and publishing one every month. 

There is no time to worry or get upset or think to much.  I write at least 1,000 words a day.  I promote everyday and so far it seems to be working.

How do you balance all of this???

Let me know

http://sharonleejohnson.com  

with the help of God

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Me VS Zombies The Series

Me VS Zombies Zombies On Board www.amazon.com/dp/B00AZBO6XQ

Me VS Zombies  So This Is Christmas  www.amazon.com/dp/B00BHRB9NW

3rd Episode coming in March

Follow Summer Morgan as she survives livng with Zombies

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

Print Edititon  www.createspace.com/3951775

I am going to write 12 short stories this month, follow me and see how I do it.

3rd story is in editting mode and I am working on 4th story. 

If I can do this, so can you

http://sharonleejohnson.com

So This Is Christmas

New Release Me VS Zombies So This Is Christmas

The 2nd short story in the series of Me VS Zombies www.amazon.com/dp/B00BHRB9NW

Order you copy today

Monday, February 18, 2013

Multi Tasking

I am writing 12 stories this year and will publish them as e-books this year.  I have a lot going on at one time.

1.  I am promoting Episode 1 of Me VS Zombies Zombies on Board www.amazon.com/dp/B00AZBO6XQ

2.  I am waiting for episode 2 of Me VS Zombies So This Is Christmas  to come back to the formatter so I can upload it on Amazon,com

3.  I just finished the rough draft of Episode 3 Take Nothing For Granted

4.  I am already working on Episode 4 Road To Destruction

5.  Tomorrow if all goes well February 19th I will have Episode 2 up of Me VS Zombie So This Is Christmas.

6.  Not to mention:  Facebook, Twitter, Blogging  

This is what my life is going to be like for the rest of the year.  No holidays for me.  No taking days off.  This year is all about writing.

Follow me this year and see how I can write 12 stories in one year and get them published

http://sharonleejohnson.com

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

Print Edition www.createspace.com/3951775

Friday, February 15, 2013

Waiting

I am waiting for my file to get back so I can upload the 2nd Episode of Me VS Zombies.  While I am self published, there is alot of waiting.  Waiting for the book cover. waiting for the editor.  Waiting for the formatter.  Waiting for readers to find me.

I am not complaining.  It is a fact.  I can not sit around and wait.  I need to keep on writing on the next episode.  promote and continue to move on.  I thought I was going to get my story formatted today and I was going to upload it today.  That did not happen and that is okay.  I can not let these details stall me.  I just move on to the next thing to do.

There is always something to do.  Promote.  Blog, facebook, twitter.  Write, rewrite.

So whatever happens I will move forward.  It would be nice if everything was on my timeline, but it is not and that is okay. 

I need to up my word count and I am the only one that can do that

Me VS Zombies Zombies On Board  www.amazon.com/dp/B00AZBO6XQ

Welcome To Zombie Zoo  www.amazon.com/dp/B008Y5D2DA
Print Book  www.createspace.com/3951775

http:sharonleejohnson.com 

Monday, February 11, 2013

Rewriting

I just finished my edits on the second story of Me VS Zombies.  Only to discover that I now have to rewrite Episode 3.  What I have written in Episode 3 will not go with Episode 2. 

I am going to start from scratch.  So I am now behind in my word count.  Episode 3 should be already written.  It is not the end of the world, but I do now have to up my word count to publish Episide 3 in March.

I sent Episode 2 So This Is Christmas to the formatter.  Should get it back this weekend.  Then it will be published this weekene and I will concentrate on Episode 3.

So now that I am self employed, I have to edit one story, write the next story and promote the first story. 

I have to keep each story straight, so I will know that the future stories will flow in order. 

I am going to have to come up with a spreadsheet to keep track of all these stories.  I will share it will you, when I come up with one.

I am now going to work on Episode 3.  I know where it is going, so hopefully it won't take to long.

Me VS Zombies Zombies On Board  www.amazon.com/dp/B00AZBO6XQ

Welcome To Zombie Zoo B008Y5D2DA  E-Book

Print Book  www.createspace.com/3951775

http://sharonleejohnson.com

With The Help From God

Writing/Editting/Publishing

Writing 12 stories in one year, is a big undertaking.  I have the first story up.  Zombies on Board www.amazon.com/dp/B00AZBO6XQ  E-Book 99 Cents

The second story is finished.  So this is Christmas.  I am getting the final edits and am sending it to the formatter.  Should be up by the 18th. 

I still need to work on The third story.  I am having trouble with the title and since editting the 2nd story I now need to change things in the third story.  If you are thinking about doing what I am doing, (Which I encourage you to do) Remember that you have total contol over the book.  Editting formatting, publishing.

So while I was editting the 2nd story, I sort of neglected the 3rd story, so now I have to play catch up.  I am behind on my word  count.  I also have to do some rewriting.

So keep writing.

Welcome to Zombie Zoo  www.amazon.com/dp/B008YD2DA  E-Book

Print Book  www.creatspace.com/3951775

Have a great Zombie Day 

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Amazon 1099

No matter how much you sell on Amazon, you will recieve a 1099 from them.

I recieved my 1099 from Amazon and Createspace.  This is the first year I recieved my 1099.  I must say that I was very excited.  As excited as selling my first book.  I am going to file as a writer on my taxes this year.

My dream is now a reality and now fueling me even more to write and get publish. 

I upped my plan to publish a short story every month.  Write a story, 10,000 words.  Publish it the next month.

I have published Me VS Zombies Zombies On Board in Janusry  www.amazon.com/dp/B00AZBO6XQ  Will Publish the 2nd story of the series this month So This Is Christmas.

I am writing the 3rd story this month and will publish it in March.

Recieving the 1099's are fueling my drive to write.

Welcome To Zombie Zoo  www.amazon.com/dp/B008Y5D2DA  E-Book

Print Book  www.createspace.com/3951775

http://sharonleejohnson.com

Get Your Zombie On!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Cover for So This Is Christmas





COMING SOON!!!

Me VS Zombies Zombies On Board   www.amazon.com/dp/B00AZBO6XQ

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

http://sharonleejohnson.com 

February Goals

It is now February 5, 2013

What are your goals this month.

Here are mine:

Publish Me VS Zombies:  So This Is Christmas

Finish Writing The 2nd Episode of Me VS Zombies: 

Send Episode 2 to Editor

Write 1,000 words a day

What are your goals for this Month????

Me VS Zombies Zombies On Board  www.amazon.com/dp/B00AZBO6XQ

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

http://sharonleejohnson.com

Friday, February 1, 2013

Still Writing

You might be wondering where I have been  Life got in the way.  I am still writing and on track on with my schedule.

Me VS Zombies:  So This is Christmas will be out later this month.  I am waiting for it to come back from the Editor.

I am working on Episode 3, though it is coming slowly.  I am trudging through it.  Hopefully I will get a lot of writing done this weekend.

I write everyday, even if it is only a sentence here and there.  Still writing that is what I do.

Me VS Zombies Zombies On Board  www.amazon.com/dp/B00AZBO6XQ  

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

Check out all my Zombie books at http://sharonleejohnson.com

Thing big or you are not thinking at all.