Wednesday, April 22, 2015

OH MY GOD!

I just got off the phone with my new friend and marketing-genius-for-hire, Deborah Louise Brown of Peters and Brown Marketing LLC. I've hired her to help me re-brand my online author identity and I've realized we're a match made in heaven!

After our (once again unintended) lengthy conversation, my husband joined me on the back patio, where I had been enjoying the weather as well as my brainstorming conversation with Deborah, and asked "WHO were you talking to? I must have heard you say 'Oh my God!' one hundred times. I don't even know what you're so excited about and I'm ready to scream it myself!"

He wasn't exaggerating. I probably did say that phrase one hundred times!

Deborah and I collaborate so well! Our ideas bounce off each other like  . . . well, I don't want to use a bomb analogy, but it would be a good one. Before I even finish sharing one idea, she's jumping in with another and vice versa!

I'm so motivated by the end of our conversations that I walk in circles for the first several minutes just trying to calm down. I have to force myself to take a deep breath so I can cruise back into the earth's atmosphere.

As a result of working with Deborah for just a few weeks now, I have a L-O-N-G list of super exciting ideas that we intend to implement as part of my MK Sandoval reinvention. Here are just a few things on the list:

I'm going to become a FLASHER!! 
To clarify, I'm going to start writing Flash Fiction stories. What is Flash Fiction you ask? I had to ask too!! 

In a nut shell, flash fiction is a short form of storytelling, but my research shows that defining it by the number of words or sentences or even pages required to tell a story is up to each writer. I read that some purists insist it is a complete story told in less than 75 words; others claim 100 should be the maximum, but that anything under 1,000 words can be considered flash-worthy. And there are even a few who stretch their limits to 1,500 words. Who knows yet where I will end up :)

Niki will speak!
I'm not going to spoil the surprise by telling too much more about this awesome idea now. Suffice to say, you will get to know Niki very well - almost like you were talking with her yourself - hint! hint!

I'm going to be a Teespringer!!
I'm going into the t-shirt design business too! Watch for T-shirt Tuesday as I release a new inspirational thought t-shirt idea every Tuesday on my blog. Some will just be for fun; others will be for sale!

I'm taking my show on the road!
A friend of mine who knows my personal story asked me to share my inspirations with other women by giving a presentation at the monthly luncheon of an awesome organization she has helped launch, http://www.womenbuildingbridges.com. I loved it so much, and received such wonderful feedback, that I'm now going to offer my presentation to other women's groups as my way of giving back to the community. I call it "She believed she could, so she did." That's my attitude and I'm sticking to it!! Watch for more information to follow.

These are just a few of the incredible things I now have on my author to-do list. I'm incredibly excited about where my writing career is taking me and about the personal growth I'm experiencing as a result!


I hope you'll come along for the ride!!










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