Merry Christmas Everyone

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

I have enjoyed sharing my writing with you all, and I look forward to sharing more with you in 2012.

Have a wonderful day today.

Amazing things for a 9 year old

Amazing things for a 9 year old?

I need some help. I am in the process of editing the first Jimmy James story I have written – the story of Jimmy James and his amazing socks.

Here is my question:

What are some day to day amazing things that can happen to a 9 year old boy?

My own 9 year old has given me some ideas, like kicking the winning goal in footy and his little brother giving him the last chocolate biscuit without being told. But I need some more ideas.

If you have some ideas I could use, please add a comment. I look forward to your suggestions.

Changing face of publishing

Publishing is changing

Over the last few months, I have been looking at publishing. As well as my kids book, I have a few other ideas buzzing in my head and have started writing them & looking at publishing.

I had a talk with someone from the Victorian Writers Centre yesterday to talk to someone about self publishing vs traditional publishing. The lady I spoke to had the view that traditional publishing is the way to go, at least to start with.

But with technology, things are changing.

There are people like Adam Mansbach who published the popular Go the F*** to Sleep. The story I heard (and I don’t know how true this is) is that he started publishing the story/pages on his Facebook page, it was popular, so he turned it in to a book.

There are also people like Chris Allen who is publishing his first book Defender of the Faith using print on demand and using social media as a way to create a buzz before the book launch.

With social media, blogging, ebooks and more, the face of publishing is changing, as well as book distribution.

One of the biggest reasons to go the traditional publishing route was to get in to book shops to get sales, however with the closure of book shops like Borders, I imagine that smaller booksellers would be happy to stock books by authors publishing their own books, especially when they have a huge following with social media and people asking for their books.

I’m still not sure whether or not I will self publish, but it’s nice to know I have so many options to look at.

I have four blogs!

4 blogs!!

Yes, that’s right – at last count I had 4 blogs!

Each blog has a different theme and different template. And there are a couple more mini, niche blogs being planned.

  1. Business Mums Blog – I started this blog in 2008 sharing tips for Aussie business mums. It has recently undergone a face lift and restarted after a few months break.
  2. Down with Super Mum – my “Mum” blog with thoughts on life and parenting. I started this one a couple of months ago after a bad day trying to be “Super Mum” and I’d had enough! It was originally a place to vent & share other stuff in my head, and quite a few people read it!
  3. Accidental WAHM – a place for my fictional stories about work at home mums (WAHMs). Somewhere to put them up so people can read them
  4. This blog – of course. I guess this is a place about me to promote my other blogs and just put other stuff that doesn’t fit on the other blogs!

So, there you have it – I have 4 blogs! It looks a bit odd now that I’ve written it down like this… oh well. What can I say, I love writing, I have ideas flying around in my head and blogging is a way I can get it out there.

I hope you enjoy my blogs!

I have a confession

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I have a confession to make – I have been missing blogging! I have started a “Mum blog” at Down with Supermum, but I have missed sharing business tips. I have had a couple of great months break, but it’s now time to get back in to it again.

A couple of things I loved doing was a Marketing Monday post with marketing tips and the Friday Five, which were 5 tips on whatever small business issue I could think of.

It’s surprised me how much I missed sharing these tips! So, I’ve decided to start blogging again! I am going to be rebranding my blog at Business Mums Blog and go from there.

I’m still working out what to put here…

Hello world!

Hello World!

It’s time for me to have some fun!

I love coming up with ideas, and writing. I’m in the process of writing some books and articles, and this is my central website for all of them.

Have some fun with me 🙂

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