“People do not decide their futures, they decide their habits and their habits decide their futures.” –F.M. Alexander
In the latest episode of the Process Breakdown Podcast Geoff Woods, vice president of The ONE Thing, mentioned the above quote as he talked about prioritizing, time blocking, and setting goals based off of Gary Keller’s bestseller The One Thing. This was inspiring and just what I needed to hear since I only have 5 months left to accomplish my 2020 Book Vision of publishing 3 books by the end of the year!
As I mentioned in my last Pushing Daisy Post, all my other pre-COVID-19 goals were put on hold so that I can narrow my focus to THE ONE THING of PUBLISHING!
2020 BOOK VISION SCHEDULE UPDATE
August 7-14th: POV goes to Print!
Prayers of a Virgin: 52 Weeks of Poetic Inspiration and Personal Planetary Guidance with the Destiny Cards was published as an e-book in October 2019. My goal is to get POV properly edited so it can go to print in August on Amazon. As a 444 pg. book, POV is MORE than just a 365-Day inspirational calendar, it’s also an astrological planner SPECIFIC to your birthdate that helps you understand YOUR life path and cycles to make better choices using Cardology- an ancient astrological system hidden in the deck of playing cards. For now, you can still purchase the e-book for $9.99; however, the price will likely go up once the book goes to print.
Purchase the E-Book
Dec. 10th: IAG Book Release on Smashwords
Part memoir, part paradigm shifting guidebook, It’s All G.O.Ø.D.: A Conscious Co-Creator’s Guide to Healing the Effects of White Supremacy promises to be my most thought provoking book to date. When I first conceived of IAG in May 2012, I had no idea how significant the book title would be for today!
My plan to publish IAG by my Earthday on Dec. 10th is a pretty ambitious goal since I’m only around 25% complete! Here are my two game plan options that you can assist me with if you’re interested.
GAME PLAN #1: Pre-Order IAG on Smashwords for $20
Once I know that readers have purchased and are ready to read IAG before it’s finished, that helps keeps me on my game to complete it. This option is for those that just want to support me by buying the final copy and will not be charged until the e-book goes live on Dec. 10th. I decided to go with Smashwords instead of Amazon to start with for this book because I started with Smashwords back in 2013 for my first e-book and I wanted to end with them as well. In 2021, IAG will be available as a print book on Amazon.
GAME PLAN #2: “Blook” Publish IAG on LeanPub starting @ $5
The Lean Publishing process empowers authors to publish an in-progress e-book to get readers feedback and allows readers to purchase and read the book on a sliding scale before its officially completed. LeanPub is an awesome platform that allows readers to receive special book bonuses, updates and to share their feedback in a way that benefits both the reader and the author. My game plan is to write the IAG rough draft and publish it chapter by chapter on LeanPub starting on July 22nd.
66 Day Blook Publishing Challenge Kick off on LeanPub!
The folks over at The One Thing created The ONE Thing 66 Day-Challenge® Calendar based on their research that it takes 66 days on average to build a new habit. You can start tracking your next power habit by downloading the calendar from their website where you’ll find lots of other free goodies. My intended outcome for the 66 Day Challenge is to write 3 hrs. per day on the IAG rough draft starting on July 22nd and to complete it by Sept. 25th, the day before my mother’s Earthday and just in time to celebrate it! If you’d like to be part of the journey, you can purchase IAG at the price you choose on LeanPub below. I look forward to your feedback.
Purchase IAG on LeanPub Starting @ $4.99
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