Taking Risks and Redefining Success: Why I Went From an In-Demand Accountant to an Unknown Author

Taking Risks and Redefining Success: Why I Went From an In-Demand Accountant to an Unknown Author

I've been blogging for about 2 years now. Before this blog, I had a health and fitness blog but that website is long gone now. It was one way I dealt with having a high stress career.

Over the last couple of years, I've shared bits and pieces of my story here on my blog. I’ve written about why I didn’t write for twenty years and how I define my success as a writer, but I haven't really shared why I went from being a successful accountant to an unknown author. It's about time don't you think?


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September is the New January: How to Earn a Full Year's Income in Only Ten Months

September is the New January: How to Earn a Full Year's Income in Only Ten Months

I LOVE September! For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved September. I love the cooler temperatures, hitting the books, meeting new friends, and taking in the beautiful fall foliage. This year, I’m excited for my kids to go back to school. I love spending time with my kids, but this past summer was very stressful for me.

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Want to Save Tax? Avoid These Costly Mistakes When Starting Your Business

Want to Save Tax? Avoid These Costly Mistakes When Starting Your Business

In my almost twenty years in the public accounting industry, there were a few questions I got asked almost every day: How can I avoid paying tax? How can I pay less tax? Why do I owe so much? Tax avoidance is illegal, and thank goodness, because there are a lot of essential government services taxpayer dollars pay for. The good news is, there are ways you can reduce your tax bill. For now, I’m going to focus on small business owners and the top three mistakes they can avoid to save tax.

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Top Tips for Creating a Daily Writing Schedule

Top Tips for Creating a Daily Writing Schedule

Okay, I admit it - I like routines! I love knowing what I’m going to do and when I’m going to do it. Having a set time to for work and a set time for fun is really helpful for me. With September right around the corner, and the kids heading back to school, I’m counting the days to get back to a solid writing schedule. Finding time to write is one of the biggest complaints aspiring authors have, so I thought it would be fun to see what tips other writers have for creating a writing routine.

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The Differences Between Revising, Editing, and Proofreading

The Differences Between Revising, Editing, and Proofreading

As little as one year ago, I would have lumped all changes I made to my writing into the category of “editing”. But since taking my first novel through the process of revising, editing, and proofreading, it’s clear to me that these three processes are very different. While revising, editing, and proofreading do overlap, they each serve a different purpose and have different objectives when it comes to improving your writing.

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5 Ways a CPA Can Help You Grow Your Business When You're Just Getting Started

5 Ways a CPA Can Help You Grow Your Business When You're Just Getting Started

If you already have a CPA you work with, then you know how valuable they are. Did you know that most people only visit their CPA when it’s time to file their taxes? If you’re a business owner, this can be detrimental to the health of your business. CPA’s can help you with so much more than just filing your taxes.

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4 Writing Tips I Learned from Stephen King

4 Writing Tips I Learned from Stephen King

I recently read On Writing by Stephen King. Well, technically, I listened to it. It was the first audio book I’ve ever ‘read’. I think the fact that it was Stephen King’s voice I was listening to made it that much more enjoyable. It was only a year ago when I read my first Stephen King novel, and I admit, as someone who isn’t a fan of the horror genre, I was scared. It was ‘Salem’s Lot and overall, I enjoyed the story but it didn’t turn me into a Stephen King fan.

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Prepping for Revision

Prepping for Revision

Guest post by K. Kris Loomis, author of the new book, Surviving Revision: How One Writer Finished What She Started.

One of the happiest days of my writing life was the day I finished the first draft of my first novel. I announced it to the world, drank a celebratory martini (with blue cheese stuffed olives!), and felt pretty smug that I was almost finished with my first long fiction project.

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