Category: Goals & Plans


Social Media Advertising Series: An interview with Vicki M

Posted 10 July, 2017 by DLWhite in Goals & Plans 0 Comments

So, I have a friend. And this friend is a whiz/guru/rock star/ QUEEN of Social Media Advertising. Okay that’s probably taking it a smidge far, but suffice it to say she has worked professionally in the field for a few years and knows her stuff.

The topic of running ads and trying to get exposure for us/our books is a growing yet confusing topic. I’ve got a couple of books sitting in my kindle, a couple of podcasts on it, a couple of facebook groups GOING IN on ad revenue and ROI and buy through and….what?

So I asked my friend if she could break it on down for us and she was most delighted to do so!  A few of my author pals had some specific questions to ask. If YOU have questions, pay attention to the contact info at the bottom of this post and shout us out a holla!  This could possibly turn into post 1 of a few or a live chat if needed… let me know what sounds good!

I’ll let Vicki take it from here! WELCOME! 

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Goals Schmoals- What that year be lookin’ like?

Goals Schmoals- What that year be lookin’ like?

I hate the word goals. And I have hated the word RESOLUTION my whole life. And it’s not just the word. Nothing puts me in a deer-in-headlights stupor than the practice of listing out things I want to do in a year. I have NO IDEA, people.

But… everyone’s doing it. And I don’t want it to seem like Im not thinking about my future, because “what I’m gonna do next” is always on my mind.




GOALS. I has them: Reading and Writing in 2015

GOALS. I has them: Reading and Writing in 2015

For me, without something to shoot for, I’m walking around with a blindfold. I get much less done, I don’t try hard and I don’t push myself. And if I don’t tell people about my goals, I don’t have people keeping me accountable to things I want to accomplish.

Hence this post. Let’s talk about some STUFF I want to get done in 2015 on the Reading & Writing tip.



Going hardcore ya’ll… for the 2015 NetGalley Reading Challenge at Fictively.com!

Going hardcore ya’ll… for the 2015 NetGalley Reading Challenge at Fictively.com!

2014 was a banner year for reading, specifically for reading eGalleys from NetGalley. My count so far is 41 books in this year’s challenge and I am reading two more as I type. I hope to top 45 this year so…woohoo! My ratio right now is just over 50%, which is FANTASTIC because it was abysmal at the start of 2014.  The recommended ratio is 80% so I am going to be spending 2015 getting to that number. I’ve got some great galleys to get me there! So this is my post for 2015’s challenge! I’ve chosen the HARDCORE level, since I read a lot and 40 books was no […]



Heading into home stretch of the NetGalley Reading Challenge 2014

Heading into home stretch of the NetGalley Reading Challenge 2014

This year, I’ve been participating in a really fun reading challenge with Ariel Avalon. The NetGalley Reading Challenge was organized as a way to increase our reading, specifically of Advanced Reader Copies (or ARC) of novels that bloggers and readers receive from services like NetGalley and Edelweiss, etc. The books are furnished by the publisher. If you see a book you’d like to read before publication, you request said book. Upon approval from the publisher, you receive a review copy of the novel and are requested to read and post an unbiased, honest review before the book goes on sale. This helps to increase the hype for the upcoming novel. […]




15/15/15 challenge update (late edition)

15/15/15 challenge update (late edition)

I totally spaced doing this yesterday!   [progpress title=”Books” goal=”15″ current=”12″ previous=”0″ label=”Books”] [progpress title=”Pounds” goal=”15″ current=”3″ previous=”0″ label=”Lbs”] [progpress title=”Chapters” goal=”15″ current=”10″ previous=”0″ label=”Chapters”] Everything’s fantastic here. Good writing progress last week, especially with a couple of sprints over the weekend. “Winning” for NaNoWriMo is 50,000 words. For me that’s slightly under 50% done with the book.  I’m making great progress, however I know I won’t hit the finish line on Nov 30th. Weight loss……..continues. I lose slowly so I”m okay with that. I’m entering the time of the month during which I usually lose so yay? Right. And I finished two books over the past week, so awesome. […]




15/15/15 Challenge + NaNoWriMo! Update

15/15/15 Challenge + NaNoWriMo! Update

Hello old friends! It’s Monday again (how does that keep happening??) so it’s time for  some updates! Let’s take care of the challenge update first: [progpress title=”Books” goal=”15″ current=”4″ previous=”0″ label=”Books”] [progpress title=”Pounds” goal=”15″ current=”2″ previous=”0″ label=”Lbs”] [progpress title=”Chapters” goal=”15″ current=”2″ previous=”0″ label=”Chapters”] Not a bad week at all! In fact I am pretty pleased. I got in another book read and a chapter written. No weight loss, since I usually don’t see changes in my weight but once a month. I am, however, wearing a smaller size today so I still get to do a victory dance! On to NaNoWriMo! Current word count is 8093 words so far I’m also […]