15 Things You Need to Know Before You Decide to Self-Publish

best-sellerI specialize in helping people self-publish. I’ve self-published more than a few of my own titles, and I’ve helped more than a half-dozen people self-publish theirs. It’s hard work, it’s a lot of work, and there are a lot of working parts that go into it. Tiny details that most people would neither think of nor look at. That’s why I’m writing this post. (more…)

Prophecy: Love Without Boundaries

ProphecyFor every story, there’s a backstory. Prophecy by Carrie Mullinix is no different. Carrie’s story is a paranormal romance between two men who realize that this isn’t the only life in which they’ve loved one another. The book explores the concept of what it really means to love someone. (more…)

Facing Rejection with C. Hope Clark

C Hope Clark on RejectionWith six novels and two nonfiction books in my repertoire, possibly two hundred essays and blog posts, and dozens of published pieces in magazines, many might think I don’t get rejected anymore. And that if I do, I shrug it off and move on unfazed. (more…)

Poem: The Edge of Tomorrow

On the Edge of Tomorrow
One of my followers on Twitter, @smunorevesa, asked if I ever write poetry, and when I would write next. I love that kind of request. I told him that I do write it, but not often for this blog, and that I would deliver a poem to him later today. I am going through a lot of things right now, and this is the poem that came out: (more…)

Stop Hiding Yourself

Step Up & Let Yourself Be Seen
Warning: There is going to be a whole lot of shameless plugging in this post. Most of its for my own work, some of it is paid endorsements. It’s my blog, and I don’t do this often, but this stuff needs to be said. It’s the part of coaching that some people don’t care for – the tough love, the kick in the pants that gets you motivated and moving and calls you on all the B.S. reasons why you’re not doing what you know you were born to do. As for the offers, I promise I’ll only show you stuff that offers value to your life. (more…)

You and the Power of Zero

You're a Zero!Last week, I talked about the brain and its story-driven belief powered operating system. This week, I promised you I would talk about the power of Zero and how the story you tell yourself about what Zero is and its value determines your reaction to being called a Zero. (more…)

The Story of New Rich World

Story of New Rich WorldYou want to be a writer. You dream of being a success. But in order to achieve that success, you need to set goals. You need to get help from others who share your dream and find mentors to help you climb over the obstacles along the way. Christy Nguyen is on a mission to build a platform called New Rich World to provider dreamers like you the tools to do just that. This is her story. (more…)

The Power of Testing: My Testimonial

Test Before WritingTwo years ago, I set out to revise my first book, How to Write an eBook in 40 Days (or less). The first draft was done in 40 days. But, I didn’t release it. I wanted to test this version first, to be sure that the instructions I was giving would work for anyone who bought the book, not just me. I ended up testing bits and pieces of it here and there, but largely shelving the ideas because I wasn’t confident enough to release them. (more…)

The Confidence Cornerstone

Cornerstone of ConfidenceYou lack confidence. But you weren’t always this way. Babies do not come out of the womb doubting themselves. They believe that if anyone around them can do something, there is no reason they can’t do it, too. They have no fear of failure or of falling. They fall numerous times over without hesitating to get back up again. They may get frustrated, angry, and give in temporarily, but they don’t quit until they have mastered the skills they need to get where they want to be. (more…)

Chapter Two: Into the Abyss

Chapter 2: Into the Abyss
This is the continuation of An Encounter with Hope. If you missed Chapter 1, I recommend you read it first.

“I’m sorry. You’re bankrupt. There’s nothing left.”

I hear the words being spoken by my accountant but my brain can’t accept them. It seems impossible? How did I go from having over a million dollars in stocks, bonds, investments, and business holdings to this point?

She hesitates for a moment. I look across the mahogany desk and wonder what else could possibly go wrong. (more…)

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