ABOVE ARE PICTURES OF MY DOODLES LANHORN SERIES AVAILABLE AT AMAZON.COM, BARNES AND NOBLE, WALMART, AND OTHER RETAILERS:
     BOOK 1 : DOODLES: WHEN ART AND MAGIC COLLIDE
     BOOK 2 : DOODLES LANHORN AND THE QUEST TO SAVE INNER EARTH
     BOOK 3 : DOODLES LANHORN AND THE SEARCH FOR THE MISSING ARTIFACT


     As I sit in my new writing chair, a chair I admittedly spent far too much money on, my laptop across my lap, and my muscles too sore to move from shoveling snow and carrying my kids around the house on one too many pony rides, I write this blog post. I have not had the time to write a blog entry lately due to the birth of my second girl and the busy life of working and trying to balance family life. In an ideal world, I would only write. Such is not the case for me and 99.99 percent of every other aspiring writer. Instead, I find the time to write on my phone, one paragraph here, one paragraph there, and then edit it on my laptop when I have time.
     I am finding time to write when there is no time and cramming it into things that shouldn't be multi-tasked. But hey, not to sound cliché, but I have a dream to succeed. To make that happen, I have set some goals for 2017. They say writing down your goals for all the world to see will hold you accountable. I will be honest when I say I don't need that accountability. I have a fiery passion to succeed in my writing career. I also just realized how much faster and easier it is to write on a computer than one painstaking letter on the phone.  :p
     Goals for my 2017 writing career:
     1. TRADITIONALLY PUBLISH FIVE BOOKS (JUST FINISHED BOOK 1 OF NEW SERIES AND HALF WAY THROUGH DOODLES LANHORN BOOK 4 FIRST DRAFT)
     2. WRITE ONE BLOG POST A WEEK MINIMUM
     3. FOREIGN RIGHTS ON AT LEAST ONE OF MY BOOKS


     I have also recently found it very helpful to listen to podcasts and youtube videos on other writers' journeys and experiences, especially in relations to publishing dos and don'ts, pointers, and personal stories. Inspirational stories of authors succeeding only after the eighth book in the series keeps me writing. It only takes one break to make it happen.
 


Comments

02/27/2017 5:35pm

It is good to know that you have already set your goals for 2017 writing career. I have read your works and it is really amazing. I hope that you can achieve your goals. I am looking forward to see and read your works in the future. I am sure that it will turn out great like your previous works. Thank you for sharing your goals for 2017.

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12/28/2017 7:40pm

My goals early this year consists of ways on how to stay away from Social Media particularly, facebook. I feel it ruined me. I am supposed to be working but I am too busy scrolling. If ever I will be using it as my facebook name suggests, only strictly for business and marketing communication purposes. I don't think it should be used to promote too as people are too angry to receive promotional materials in their personal accounts. I guess it shouldn't be set up at all if that is the only purpose.

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Russell Bernstein
02/28/2017 10:18am

Thanks! Hope you continue to enjoy them!

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11/22/2017 9:37am

I love listening and reading about other writer’s experiences. Your story inspires me to keep on striving to reach my dream. Even if you are busy with your family life, you still have time to write. Thank you for sharing your ways on how to be motivated. I am excited to finish my first novel. I still have a long way to go but thanks to you, my heart is at ease. May you have a healthy life so you can inspire more people like me!

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It is really a great idea. I love that one with art and magic. I'd rather say that art is magic!

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Russell Bernstein
04/05/2017 6:04pm

Thanks! :)

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07/09/2017 11:40pm

Every new year comes great opportunities, happiness and some sad moments as well. When new year come closer think about your mistakes you have done those works which can be done in a better way. So, make your plans set your goal and just do your work.

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10/12/2017 12:20am

Set your goals in your life.

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10/12/2017 1:29am

We should set our goals, yearly.

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