Designer’s Edge Ink ~ Facebook Group

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Designer’s Edge Ink Blueprint ~ Coaching

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Designer’s Edge Ink Blueprint ~ Coaching is one on one private coaching. The session or sessions will be via video conference. We’ll working on your blueprint based on what you need. This is for all – aspiring, in between and established.- no matter the stage in their career There will be moments you will question what I tell you and yes even want to curse me. But at the end of the day it’s your choice what you do. We’ll work to find what works for you. What do you want your success to look like? Let’s build your Blueprint!

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Ink Rhythms ~ Newsletter

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A Marathon and Not A Sprint

Real Title: The Tortoise was Laughing His Ass Off at the Hare

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Scribesism ~ Recaps

This is weekly recap of Scribesism I have posted to the fb page and other social media. Scribesism is a little slice of something to make you think.

When I dream of my author career it makes me happy.

Each word I write is another in a journey I’m taking is a writer.

Getting to explore various places and people is one of the awesome things about being a writer.

I get to put my dreams on paper and share it with others.

Writing isn’t about how many reviews, sales, or any of those things. Writing is about taking the journey my characters take me on then getting to share that adventure with the readers.

Each story I write my goal is to create a book that I am proud to put my name on.

Self-care is one of the most important parts of being a writer. If you keep working and don’t take any downtime you’re not working at your best.

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Author Boss Toolkit: Procrastination

Author Boss Toolkit: Procrastination

Real Title: I don’t procrastinate and that’s my story I’m sticking with and you can’t prove otherwise. Yeah I’m stretching the truth so what.

By: Scribes Unleashed

No Expert or Guru Statement

Procrastination is a word that invokes such defense and guilt that many see it as a negative. I was that way too…until I sat down one day and evaluated what I did when I procrastinated. See if any of this is familiar.

While procrastinating you are:

~ reading a book on craft, the business or taking a class to enhance you
~ researching something for book (ie. a plate design, car, dress, dialect someone speaks when in a certain country or so on)
~ reading a book just for fun so your mind can take a rest
~ working out your frustration on something else since the book you are working on is stalled
~ promoting your book business
~ attending and event for you or to support another author
~ updating your website, posting to social media and etc.
~ supporting a fellow writer who needs a shoulder to lean on
~ hashing out an idea with someone else or them hashing out an idea with you
~ binge watching (insert show)
~ spending time with family, taking a walk or any other number of things
~ (insert any way you procrastinate)

Whew I could keep going but I’m sure one of these or a few of these will fit the ways you procrastinate. And when you do you feel bad for doing it. But when I look at this list it makes me wonder dude you work hard even when you procrastinate.

I’m tired just looking at how this procrastination thing works. I can hear you now. But I get the moments when I am doing something related to my book or overall book business but what about all the other stuff like TV and so on. That is necessary too. Procrastination is your minds way of saying I need a break.

We ignore the signs we need one all too often. We try to get just that last word in then push for more. Even when we’re tried cranky and had enough. We ignore our body and mind. But the body has it’s own way of dealing with you ignoring it ie you get sick or so on. But the mind on the other hand has the defense of that good ole procrastination on its side.

When you’re mind has had enough it goes into the procrastination mode. Let me know if this sounds familiar.

~ writing but then distracted by a social media alert.
~ writing and our family says something and we go see what is going on and are caught up in what they are doing.
~ plan to write but turn on TV first just for one episode of whatever show then hours later you come up for air and lost the who day.

~ hear a show on TV and then get drawn in and forget all about the writing you were gonna do that day.

Yep your mind has had enough and used one of the tools it has the procrastination one. But wait do you recall the list of what you do during procrastination. Wow you get a lot done when trying to procrastinate. There are many who wish they can procrastinate like you do. Do you when you procrastinate get so much done except the one you planned on. It could be writing, setting up marketing or so on. But instead of doing what task you have you do something else.

I’ve been known to even procrastinate from doing my promo for a new book by writing. I know shocking. Imagine that I procrastinated by writing. I so need my procrastination card taken away. LOL.

When you look at procrastination as a necessity it shifts your mindset. Would you rather follow your minds need for a break by procrastinating or don’t and keep pushing and burn out? Think on that a moment. And if you need more than a moment your mind is so gonna teach you and procrastinate on you. Then maybe you will get it.

Embrace when your mind wants to procrastinate. Yes you have a deadline but would pushing whatever you are doing isn’t working be productive or just frustrating. Thus making you cranky.

We tend to get so laser focused on what we feel we have to do we ignore the signs of our body and most especially our mind that we need a break. Then this is where procrastination kicks in and that is the way your mind says enough.

But I will again say look at how you actually procrastinate. More times than not you are doing something even if you don’t think you are that somehow benefits what you are working to accomplish. Even chilling out is a benefit. It helps you decompress and avoid burning out. Yes that is beneficial too.

And yes, I know some of you don’t believe me when I say this. But next time you get that guilty feeling or when you say you are procrastinating in a defensive or laughing tone remember this – Procrastination is Necessary. This is part of your Author Boss Toolkit. Next time you procrastinate as I mentioned think on what you are actually doing. How it helps your clarity on a project or just unlocks you from being stagnant. Heck just makes you recharged to tackle whatever you need too.

The poor “P” word that gets such a bad wrap is actually an ally to you. Treat it like one. When you say you are procrastinating don’t let guilt or defensiveness creep in. Take it for what that procrastination is. Your minds way of taking a break.

So there you have it add that procrastination to your Author Boss Toolkit. Wait what is that Author Boss Toolkit you speak of and what else is in it? Author Boss Toolkit is basically a toolkit you have that you use that compliment your Author Boss. What is in it? Well this is something I go into somewhere else. *smile*

Now homework. Yes you know I love to give homework. I want you to make a graphic that states – Author Boss Toolkit. Get a toolkit and put that on it. Then make another graphic that says Procrastination is Necessary. Put them on a side by side image and put that somewhere you can visually see it. Share it with me in the facebook group or on social media.

Also the next time you procrastinate afterward think of what you have done. Think again of all you get done when you procrastinate. And own that you are an Author Boss Bad Ass doing stuff your way.

And feel free to come join the Designer’s Edge Ink facebook group and share if you like or even email me about it.

And that is the homework. See not so bad.

Now go out there and kick butt getting stuff done.

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Designer’s Edge Ink Blueprint (course)

Authors are you ready to create your Blueprint that suits your career?

Designer’s Edge Ink Blueprint course helps you create your blueprint that suits your career. The course will have content that will for be all – aspiring, in between and established— no matter the stage of their career. The course will help you create a blueprint based on what you need. We’re in a dynamic book industry where the ability to adapt and pivot is a valuable tool this course will do the same. The course content will be added to. A private facebook group for member will feature challenges, group live coaching and much more. You’ll work to find what works for you. What do you want your success to look like. Let’s build your Blueprint!

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Plan For The Future

Plan For The Future

Real Title: Wait…Planning is so Not My Thing

By: Scribes Unleashed

No Expert or Guru Statement

Do you have a plan for the future?

This isn’t just about goals and accomplishments you want to met. This is both about your business and your creative. Yes I separate the two. As creatives when you link it to the business parts your mind is filled with that instead of creating your stories.

Now back to the plan. Yes THE PLAN. This is a plan that is an outline how you want your author career to look like. We all have goals and things we want to accomplish as writers.

But many times we lay them out but don’t actually dive deep into what we have as a plan. We know we want to make certain say word count goals (ie. the creative side) or how many books we want to write or so on. For the business side there are sale goals, financial goals and so on. But saying I want to write so and so much or I want to sell so and so much doesn’t actually have a plan.

Plan for what you’re gonna do to do any of these things. Get deep into the plan and lay it out so you have actionable goals. Your creative is all about you. Your author business is all about you.

That you are the key. Whatever you do is about you. So make your plans for now, in between and way off in the future. Longevity in your career is about having a plan. Well that and loving this author gig you have. Because for the amount of time, effort and all the things you put into it you should love it. Love what you do. Even love doing the…

Plan For The Future

Now go out there and kick butt getting stuff done.

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Scribesism ~ Recaps

This is weekly recap of Scribesism I have posted to the fb page and other social media. Scribesism is a little slice of something to make you think.

Pushing my boundaries when it comes to writing makes me grow and get better at what I do.

Evaluate your business plan to make sure you are progressing. Adapt it as needed.

Writing is so much a part of me I get antsy when I don’t do it.

Fun is discovering the unexpected plot twist in my story.

You don’t need to have a lot of hours to write, it’s about how you will use the time you have to write.

I’m a people watcher and when I do I make up stories about them. This is fodder for my books.

After a busy week I’m chilling my mind, body and soul.

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Designer’s Edge Ink ~ Facebook Group

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