A couple days ago, I posted the WHY WRITERS NEED A PLAN post with practical advice for you. In it, I referenced WRITING IN THE FAST LANE, intending to set it to free so that you could get a copy. These two, the article and the book, I hope will give you something that is of use to you in making 2012 your very best writing year.
The book is now free (officially, it’s free 12/28 and 12/29 until midnight). I want to make sure you have the opportunity to get it while it is free. The Amazon URL is: http://www.amazon.com/Writing-Fast-Lane-ebook/dp/B004BSGFZQ/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_4.
Now if you don’t have a Kindle, don’t panic. You can get a free reading app on Amazon so you can read it on your computer, your phone, or other device. The URL to the free “Read books on your computer or other mobile devices with our FREE Kindle Reading Apps is: http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=dig_arl_box?ie=UTF8&docId=1000493771.
Do make sure that the price reflected on the page is $0.00 or FREE before downloading or you’ll be charged for it.
Suggested Reading Order:
1. The blog post: https://vickihinze.com/annual-why-writers-need-a-plan
2. Why We Need a Plan: https://vickihinze.com/why-we-need-a-plan-2
3. Writing in the Fast Lane: http://www.amazon.com/Writing-Fast-Lane-ebook/dp/B004BSGFZQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1325032460&sr=8-1
For my non-U.S. friends. This book should be available in all Amazon sites where Amazon is allowed to do free books. Check your Amazon for the title. I gave permission to all available stores worldwide. If it doesn’t show free on your site’s listing, then it’s because it’s not allowed in your country and that’s out of my control.
I hope these resources help you get 2012 off to a great start and you have a wonderful 2012!
P.S. I have gotten a couple of additional notes asking if I’ll make the other articles free on Kindle. If I could, I would. But because they’re available in other venues, I am not permitted to do that.
A NOTE on WRITING IN THE FAST LANE
Originally, I wrote this book as a general book about keys to living a balanced life. School of Hard Knocks lessons that I had hoped would spare my children and others from tromping through some of the mud puddles I’ve hit. (We all love to keep our kids and friends out of situations where they’re mired down in muck and mud is squishing between their toes, slowing them down and keeping them down.
I didn’t publish the book in that form. I did share it and the feedback was good. But I thought of writers and worried about the high rate of negative challenges that seem to come with the territory, and I thought if adapted to writers, then this book might help them avoid some of those negative challenges and to be more content in their professional and private lives. So I adapted it. WRITING IN THE FAST LANE is that adaptation.
And I so hope it reaches out and speaks to you in a positive, constructive way–not just for the new year, but for the whole of your life.