SPA Girls Podcast – Ep 227 – Elana Johnson Part One – Productivity

USA Today bestselling author Elana Johnson writes adult contemporary beach romance and Christian Cowboy Romance. She’s the author of over 130 books across two names, and in January 2020 just hit a 6 figure month for the first time.

We talk to Elana about how she balances her workload because we know she’s doing well on the marketing front which is such a big topic these days and definitely needs to be factored in to your day.

Elana works over 2 projects at a time. Once her current WIP and the second is a ‘fun’ project. When the main one is done then the second becomes her current WIP. This way she is always ahead of the game and there’s no wondering what to do next.

But the most interesting fact about her amazing productivity is that Elana will write around 8k a day (more if she can) and some of this is around her commitments to her high school daughter. Every wait in the car after school and during practices is utilized. With the help of a car steering wheel desk (yes, it’s a thing!) she manages to work instead of wasting time.

When most of us would be checking messages or Facebook Elana has that time factored into her schedule!

With these questions and more, be inspired the way we are:

– Did you start off being this fast?

– Can you tell us how you do it? What are your best tips for the younger player?

– What’s the most important aspect of being productive? What’s the most challenging?

– Can anyone do it?

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SPA Girls Podcast – 223 – What’s Your Word

We love the idea of visualising a word to describe how you’ll be in 2020.

What difference could a word make?

The answer is, it won’t unless you put it into play every day.

If it’s a word that speaks to you, then make the most of it. Use it. Journal about it. Post it somewhere you can see it. Put it in your phone and calendar.

You can find out our words and what we intend to do with them in this week’s episode of the SPA Girls Podcast.
Here’s a couple of places to see how others do it.
https://www.inc.com/megy-karydes/5-tips-for-choosing-your-word-of-year https://intentionalpieces.com/one-word-2019/

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SPAGirls Podcast – Episode 219 – Christmas and Our Favourite Guests of 2019

Let’s clear the air!

All our lovely guests are special and they resonate in different ways with each of us. But, if we had to choose . . .
Here they are, the ones who made us really think about what we do. The ones who push us to do better. And the ones who inspire us.
We thank them all. And thank you for being here and giving us an added encouragement to do this thing we love.

Merry Christmas!

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SPA Girls Podcast – EP217 – BookBrush

Today we interview Kathleen Sweeney from BrookBrush. She is the Customer Servies Manager & Marketing Lead.

Kathleen loves creating images. She brings over 17 years of client service experience, business assurance, strategy and problem solving to Book Brush. She is happy to help!

In this episode, she helps us delve into what we as writers can get out of BookBrush, and what wonderful features they have. Kathleen tells us that they are always evolving and working on new and exciting things to help us create those wonderful graphics.

‘As someone who can be at times technologically challenged, I found BookBrush easy to navigate and was surprised at the quality of the graphics I was able to produce in a short space of time.’ Wendy xx 

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SPA Girls Podcast – EP216 – Sharpen Up Your Author Career

It’s that time of year when we start looking back on the year, wondering how it all flew by so fast, and thinking about what we can do for the coming year. 

This week we’re talking about another lesson we learned at the Romance Author Mastermind (RAM) – making sure that you’ve crossed the t’s and dotted the i’s on all areas in your author career, from your backlist to your website and everywhere in between. It’s about making sure everything is as tight and sharp as you can make it, and it turns out that it’s a vital part of your business.

If you want to learn how to sharpen up your author career, this is a must listen episode! 

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SPA Girls Podcast – EP215 – Taking Risks and Being Brave

If you’re anything like the rest of us in the SPA, you’re quite happy in your writing cave. You don’t really want to leave the comfort of your keyboard.

But this episode is all about why you really should take risks, be brave, and learn how to say yes to some of the really scary things in the self publishing industry.

We’re just recently back from the wonderful Romance Author Mastermind conference put on by Skye Warren, so we use examples from information we learned at this amazing event to help us illustrate our points for this podcast.

Another episode full of tips and tidbits that will help your self publishing career!

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