What’s Fear Got to Do With it?

My new mantra / prayer / countdown to action, “What Would I Do (in this or that situation) if I Wasn’t Afraid?”

I’ve invited so many people to work with me in getting their books written, in setting and fulfilling their desires. Registrations to my programs is open right now and out of ALL of the people I’ve asked over the last five years…there have only been four who have trusted me, trusted my processes, and kicked their fears in the butt. They published their first books or started working on building the life of their dreams.

Fear has stopped me A LOT since I shaved my head (sigh) so I know how it feels. I also know that my processes for getting what I want, despite my fear, work every time. It is NOT easy, but as Mr. Smith says in the video, “Fear stops you from seeing beauty”, and if I may paraphrase another quote, I’d rather die than let fear stop me anymore.So, are you with me? NowataPressLLC.com – For Readers, For Writers, For Life

From Blank Page to Published – On Line

Ready to hold your published book in your hands by April 2019? Through a series of live calls, emails, and assignments, I’ll walk you through each step in the process over the course of six months beginning in October.

This live course is $99 and comes with free one-on-one sessions, deep discounts on editing and book formatting, all culminating in your book being PUBLISHED by April 2019.

Click HERE to register.

Real Life Living – New Year Prep Program

We all have responsibilities; those things we “have” to do in order to eat, live in doors; we do what we must in order to feel some semblance of safety, security, belonging, and acceptance. If what you’re doing to satisfy these basic needs feels as if you’re selling out, then you’ve come to the right place.

Let me introduce you to The Next Chapter and my signature program, “Real Life Living.”  It’s a non-traditional program in that:

  • It works within your current day to day lifestyle.
  • It fits within the average budget.

“Real Life Living” is a way by which my clients learn to articulate and authenticate their TRUE desires, and then figure out how to integrate healthy, budget conscious, and lifestyle friendly ways of obtaining them.  I strive to get my clients to a minimum of a 66% completion rate of the goals they set for the year, all in ways that fit easily into the ebb and flow of their REAL lives.

Program Details

We meet once a week in a group setting so I may easily share that week’s concept, resources, and materials. There’ll be time for questions and answers as well as relaxing activities.  The group meet-ups are to provide an opportunity to share ideas and solutions.

There is a private coaching component as well because some things aren’t meant to be shared in a group. Our one-on-one sessions give you  a sacred space and time when we can talk and strategize privately.

And finally, as a course graduate, you’re invited to join the mastermind group where we continue to share resources, network, enjoy each others successes, and support each other through our lessons.

Click HERE to register.

Will this be the time you confront your fear?

Sending Love and Light,

Dana

 

Come Meet “the Press”

Nowata Press Publishing & Consulting, LLC, that is.

In case you didn’t know, lol. I’m officially ‘open for business’ with Nowata Press Publishing & Consulting, LLC. I’ve done a few introductions here and there since the grand opening, but meh – I wanted to do something BIG. Alas, as a new business, the budget for BIG is rather limited so…

I’m hosting a mini-webinar to introduce Nowata Press Publishing & Consulting to the world. Please join me 11 am on Monday, September 3rd (yes, Labor Day for us in the US, lol – I’m fitting this in between bar-b-ques), for a live Q&A where I’m going to explain what Nowata Press Publishing & Consulting, LLC is, what I do, and how I hope to be of service to you (and the world).

There are several options for connecting – choose which one works best for you. I’ll keep the call short so you can be sure to get back to enjoying your day.

Time: Sep 3, 2018 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/973775485

Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +16465588665,,973775485# or +14086380986,,973775485#

Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 646 558 8665 or +1 408 638 0986
Meeting ID: 973 775 485
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/ekeWjdn4q

Feel free to share this with friends and family who may be interested, we’ve got room for up to 100 participants!

Thank you for your time, and I hope to “see” you on Monday, September 3rd.

It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye

I’m going “Pro” y’all and that means I’ll be producing exclusive content for my email subscribers and posting less and less on this and my other WordPress dot com sites.

I’ll still come by to read your posts; I’ll still drop a comment or two, but if you want to keep up with my inconsistent ramblings, then please, stop by my website and join one, or all of my groups (For Readers, For Writers, For Life).  There’s free downloadables, discounts on a variety of products and services, as well as the occasional email just to say hi.

‘Occasional’ being the operative word. I’m not about to blow up any body’s inbox with a deluge of missives or sales pitches.

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I’ve enjoyed almost 8 years on WordPress dot com; I’ve enjoyed the creative community here tremendously, but it’s time to get out in the world and build my empire!

Hope you’ll join me on my info call (more info on that coming up in a week) as well as become a member of one or all three of my business groups.

Sending love and light!

Dana

 

“Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That”

It’s April 16th…we’re half-way there!

 

Half way through April 2018’s Camp NaNo that is.

One of the most common complaints I hear when talking to people about NaNoWriMo, is there isn’t enough time in the day to bang out 1667 (if you’re shooting for a 50K word draft in 30 days) words. Having done it now five or six times, I can tell you that it can be done. It “ain’t” always easy, but it can be done.

Here are three of my go to strategies to put some words to page in the midst of having a life.

One – Old school pen and paper.

I carry around a pen and a spiral bound notebook (of varying sizes) every where I go. I then jot down a few sentences here and there as time allows. You’d be surprised at how many words you can scribble out while stopped at a stop light :-).

Two – Write during commercials or as the next episode is ‘buffering’ on Netflix.

Any break in action while I’m vegg…um, procrastin…I mean, while I’m enjoying some much deserved down time watching a favorite TV show (or 12), can be used to add to my day’s word count.

Three – Swap the time it takes to do a non-critical chore for writing time.

If I can put off doing laundry for a day or there really aren’t that many dirty dishes in the sink, then I take the time it would have taken to do those tasks and I write instead. This provides me with the biggest chunk of time in the day to get some words down. I set a timer and then write until it goes off. After that, I put my draft away and go on with the next task on my to-do list.

NaNoWriMo, in all its variations, need not be seen as an ultra marathon of endurance where you lock yourself away churning out words hours upon hours each day. Instead, think of it as a successful round of sprints, completed each day that bring you closer and closer to your word goal. I promise, if you do, you’ll find yourself at the finish line, completed draft in hand and a NaNo Winner’s Badge ready for proud display on your wall.


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We Can Help You Turn Your ‘Messy’ NaNo Draft into a Published Work of Art

Whew! Did you cross the finish line with 50,000 words or more, or did you find yourself hitting the wall around 30,000 and calling it a day? Say you barely did 10K words before the desire just wasn’t there?

No worries. Nowata Press is here to help you get from blank page (or where ever you find yourself after NaNo) to published.

Let’s schedule your free, one hour consultation.  There we’ll answer your questions on how we can best help you achieve your writing and publishing goals.

The Countdown to NaNoWriMo 2017 Continues…

Will this be the year you write that first draft?  You’ll read that a lot in the coming days as writers the world over are gearing up to meet this year’s NaNoWriMo challenge.  What’s that you say? You’ve never heard of NaNo?

Well, Nowata Press to the rescue.

From their site,

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing.

On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30.

Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel.

So, if you’ve been harboring a secret desire to write a novel, here’s your chance to join a world-wide community of word smiths as they power through thirty days of noveling frenzy.

I see the doubt in your eyes.  You’re wondering if it really can be done. Well, I’ve successfully drafted 50K or more words for three of my published novels.

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Our first and so far best known publishing client, W. Owens (you can read a bit about her here) earned her first badge in 2016 and went on to utilize our coaching and production management services to have her first ever published book in her hands six months later.

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If you’ve always wanted to write – fiction or non, now is the time to get set to make that dream come true.  For an extra boost, sign up for an hour consultation with Nowata Press. We can coach you through setting up your novel and how to fit writing time into your already busy schedule. Click here for more information!

Only 8 days until the words fly, will you make this the year?  :-).

Nowata Press

 

NaNo!!! It’s Almost HERE!!!

Unlike Ms. Kara (Boho Berry on YouTube / owner of Boho Berry Paperie on Etsy), we here at Nowata Press aren’t that organized. We are aware that NaNoWriMo is practically right around the corner (22 days, YIKES), but the best we’ve come up with is that we will be participating.

At this point, we have no idea which one of the million plot bunnies we have hanging about the warren these days – one of which hopped up a couple of days ago with all the energy of a cartoon squirrel after drinking a can of Jolt cola – that we’ll be attempting to finish but I’m sure, much like we’ve done in years past, it’ll be November 3rd or so when we finally get it together and start putting words to page.

We’d like to maybe host a write-in or a fund raiser – we’ll keep you posted. Meanwhile, drop us a line, let us know if you’re going to participate this year and if you’re working your #Preptober magic.

We’ll be sitting here looking over the warren hoping one of these bunnies manages to sit still long enough to hold our attention.

Warren Peace
copied from blackandwhitepublishing.com

Happy Writing,

Nowata Press

Cats – Can’t Write With Them, Can’t Live without Them ;-)

From the wonderful blog of Milly Schmidt – a fun, well written take on the writing life with cats. If you aren’t already, be sure to follow her blog for more ‘tails’ of her writing journey.

 

It is a truth universally acknowledged* that if you’re a writer who has a cat – well you’re going to need all the help you can get. They use many tactics to keep us distracted, and it is up to all of us to compile our resources and figure out a way to combat this threat […]

via The nine stages of trying to write when you have a cat — Milly Schmidt

A Wonderful Reminder from writer / blogger, Ed Murray. NaNoWriMo is almost here…

Take this as a friendly reminder: National Novel Writing Month will soon be upon us once more. Will you be prepared when it arrives? The post Now is the time to prepare for National Novel Writing Month appeared first on Ed A. Murray.

via Now is the time to prepare for National Novel Writing Month — Ed A. Murray

So no, it’s not ‘procrastination’, it’s ‘Lucid Cleaning’ :-).

By Stacy Murison It was too late. I had already unscrewed the hardware from the kitchen cabinets as well as the cabinet doors. I had painted the box frames. The primer dried uneven and gloppy in some places. I sanded. Worse. I sanded some more. Somewhat better. This was nothing like the This Old House […]

via Lucid Cleaning, or How I Learned to Write While Painting the Kitchen Cabinets — BREVITY’s Nonfiction Blog