Book Blog Tour – How to Reach Your Writing Goals like a Pro

Book Details

Title: How To Reach Your Writing Goals Like A Pro: A Step by Step Guide to becoming a Self-Published Author [even Mark Twain talked about]
Series: How To Master Your Life (Book 2)
Author: M.C. Simon
Genre: Non-Fiction, Self-Help
Format: Paperback and Kindle
Length: 128 pages
Publication Date: November 18, 2015
Publisher: IML Publishing
Kindle Price: $6.99
Paperback Price: $14.99

For the beginning reader, M. C. Simon introduces the excellent Mark Twain, starting her book with a note on illusions: All told, How To Reach Your Writing Goals Like A Pro: A Step by Step Guide to becoming a Self-Published Author [even Mark Twain talked about] contains an extremely positive message for aspiring writers. M.C. Simon seems to understand the perception that writing is an uphill battle, and has many excellent reasons for her readers to begin writing, if they are not already. Her new book is inspiring, a promise.


M.C. Simon details many fascinating steps that a beginner can take to start writing. There are many great ideas in her book, and she seems to understand the trepidation that goes with beginning a writing project of some scope. If you are seeking some clarity about your desire to write a book, How To Reach Your Writing Goals Like A Pro: A Step by Step Guide to becoming a Self-Published Author [even Mark Twain talked about] may be a book you should read. Her guide to analysis of the writing process is quite lovely.


Chapter 2: Step 1 – Declutter Your Mind

OK. Let’s get started!

No matter what your goal is, no matter how easy or hard you may think it is to attain, the first step that you must take is to declutter your mind.

One of the reasons for which you still haven’t reached your writing goals, is the fact that all of what you’ve learned and heard about publishing your book or about becoming a successful writer, were implemented ideas that are now blocking their fulfillment inside you.

“I have spent most of my time worrying about things that have never happened.” ~ Mark Twain.
For this reason, it’s a great decision to first unlearn what you have learned.

Why do you need to do this? Let me briefly explain.

During our life, we’ve been brainwashed to think that certain goals are impossible to attain. I am telling you that this is one of the biggest lies that we encounter in our lives.

If you are serious about your dreams, if you really wish with all your heart to materialize your dreams, nothing… and I mean nothing can stand in your way. All you have to do is to get rid of all the garbage that was inoculated in your beliefs. Do it and don’t lose time finding out who put it in your mind, why this was done, and most of all don’t blame the ones who taught you those things. They were themselves taught by others and maybe they were well intentioned when they did it. It could have just been because they thought that, that was the ultimate truth. No matter what, this is not your problem but theirs. They were wrong, and you just started on the road to prove it to the whole world. [Read more]


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M.C. Simon includes many an interesting insight regarding happiness and goalsetting. Her advice to apply to your happiness and goalsetting is very good. She discusses distractionsof the internet and of the attitude, “Fake it till you make it.” All told, M.C. Simon presents in her book a great action plan list.


How to Reach Your Writing Goals like a Pro – A Step by Step Guide to becoming a Self-Published Author

HOW TO REACH YOUR WRITING GOALS LIKE A PRO is your Step by Step Guide for becoming a Self-Published Author.

This book provides all the proven steps that you need to plan your success and see your writing goals fulfilled. It will not only help with your writing goals but if you adapt the procedures described within this book to all your life goals, you will soon become a Master of your own life.


– addresses those who feel that writing is their calling but still don’t have the confidence to do it.
– shows you how to find your answers to: who, what, when, why, and how?
– gives you the boost to overcome all your worries and finally start what should have already been started.
– proves to you that the road you wish to step onto is not as hard as you may think, or as difficult as others have convinced you of being.
– shows you how by following a good plan, you will finally see your book published from ground zero. Meanwhile, you will learn to enjoy each accomplished phase. And most of all… you will learn to relax while you are working for your goals.

With great courtesy M.C. Simon in her new book refers, in addition to Mark Twain, to established author Jeff Goins (with his My 500 Words challenge). Recommending Scrivener is interesting advice, and M.C. Simon provides an amusing anecdote about Grammarly. All told, the account of the finished product of her book is endearing. I am familiar myself with the work of Jeff Goins, and it is terrific. I am somewhat familiar myself with what How To Reach Your Writing Goals Like A Pro: A Step by Step Guide to becoming a Self-Published Author [even Mark Twain talked about] says about visualization. It is written in nice language.

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What M.C. Simon has to say about insomnia is nice, and she provides excellent advice on goalsetting, advice which is extensive. She also provides specific examples of tools you can purchase to reach your goals. Her Mark Twain quotations are great and her thoughts about positive thinking can be implemented. She concludes with great advice to take after publishing, and her notes notes about the author are lovely.

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About the Author

Writer, translator, engineer, researcher, project manager, blogger, eternal student… these are only a few words to describe M.C. Simon.

In a recent interview she confessed:

“I am not only M.C. Simon, the writer whose goal is to rebuild in people the trust in their own forces and in the incredible powers that they received at birth; powers that, maybe they have forgotten about somewhere inside the depth of their being.

I AM all what “I am not only”, and much more! I AM who I AM. And in this form, I follow my Path to consciously touch The Absolute… The ONE who’s Omnipotent, Omniscient and Omnipresent.

The same as YOU and like any other soul that accepted in these times, the challenge to experience life inside a human body, on this wonderful planet we call Earth.”

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What Will Trends Be Like in 100 Years?

I’d like to say something about the world a hundred years from now. No one knows precisely knows how the world will look a hundred years from now. Chances are, there will have been years and years of global deflation. Economic theories will have disappeared. The extinction of cash will have come and gone. Trends will resemble the philosophical dialogue, the Republic
–Plato, The Republic, [380 B.C.], Trans. B. Jowett, (Cleveland, OH, World Publishing Company, 1946)F3BLO7N7WB

The book The Fair Society: The Science of Human Nature and the Pursuit of Social Justice (University of Chicago Press), proposes a: “temple of a fair society” which is nearly inevitable given equality in the sight of God and in the American Declaration of Independence (1776), with inequality in the distribution of income long since dismissed. Humans will continue to enjoy an organized, interdependent society (just without the same economic tools we have at our advantage today). Society won’t be grown out of Marxism a hundred years from now, but out of a right to life.
For Plato, social justice consists of “giving every man his due” for which Plato’s student, Aristotle, used the term “proportionate equality.” The Fair Society, Chapter Four, explains: “acknowledgement — from audience applause to Boy Scout merit badges and mass-produced, low-cost sports trophies – are often sufficient” for people to feel acceptable. However, as been stated, this isn’t written in the pages of any economics textbook. In The Fair Society, Chapter Four, the idea of reciprocity is presented as a range of conventions spanning “market transactions to legislative mandates, tax codes, cultural norms, social pressures, and more” (ie, a fair society). On both
and Plato’s foundational argument is informed by “science”… As on Goodreads The Fair Society: The Science of Human Nature and the Pursuit of Social Justice is “required reading“ and while the closest I have come to reading such a volume were my examinations quite a few years ago of Aldous Huxley writing Brave New World, I do see from that a return to Athens’ Golden Age is likely what is intended to unfold a hundred years from now. I am asserting to you that I don’t read the Republic and the Laws, owing to a relatively short attention span on my part, but what I can identify for a projection a hundred years from now is something nearly inevitable with the help of the work of author Peter Corning.
There is a diversity of talents among men; consequently, one man is best suited to one particular occupation and another to another….We can conclude, then, that production in our city will be more abundant and the products more easily produced and of better quality if each does the work nature [and society] has equipped him to do, at the appropriate time, and is not required to spend time on other occupations.
Plato, in the Republic, divided the “soul” into three, “appetitive” (nutrition, sex, etc.), “spirited” (emotions, ambition, competitive urges, etc.), and a rational, reasoning element, which he viewed as the primary function
Human societies confront similar, Plato believed, and in the Republic his ideal comprised three classes that corresponded to the three elements of our souls.
Plato, Republic, Book II, Book VI
This is in contrast to Thomas Hobbes. In the Leviathan (from the Hebrew word for sea monster) in 1651, Hobbes said: “I put for a general inclination of all mankind, a perpetual and restless desire of power after power that ceaseth only in death. And the cause of this is not always that a man hopes for a more intensive delight than he has already attained to…but because he cannot assure the power and means to live well…without the acquisition of more.”
–Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan: On the Matter Form and Power of a Commonwealth Ecclesiastical and Civil, [1651], (New York, Collier Books, 1962), Ch. XI.
I suspect present times are as dark as they have ever been, whether in the seventeenth century, the twentieth century or the twentieth century. Do you agree what will come to pass a hundred years from now? Have you enjoyed this? “Like” and/or “Follow”!


A Simple, Elegant Victory


“It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.” -Charles Darwin

The theme of victory rings true for all. This week’s Photo Challenge for WordPress is entitled Victory. It is available here: photo challenges/victory

Coming of age in my late twenties was for me a victory.

The theme of victory reminds me how I felt in the mid 2000s (the years). There was a certain time in my life when I was making decisions that would have a significant impact on my future. A few years shy of thirty, I was grappling with both an onset of personal maturity and also mysteries solved about what I believed to be true. Like it or not, these beliefs were about famous literature and music. Perhaps I was becoming an artist. Definitely speaking, however, I was gaining insight into what had interested me in my relative youth to how I was at the time of which I am now writing.

A number of famous persons for whom I held enormous respect were celebrated certainly in their own right.

The photo is of a home stereo which a very good friend to me helped me install in my home. I am able to enjoy a good deal of audio, whether radio, Internet, or disc, and I remember what it was like when I as yet lived with my mom and dad and was continuing to find comfort and escape with very specific ideals made poignant by famous figures.

There was a strong pull surrounding events connected to these victories which steered me.

The theme of victory is interesting to celebrate. I’m not sure these defined the times, whether a top-selling album’s reissue with new songs, a recording artist’s return to form, or a novel’s adaptation for film. I suspect, honestly, they didn’t. However, for me, and for many others, I know, the times were at the least heralded by what had been done by some dear, favourite pop icons.

The WordPress Photo Challenge this week illustrates the theme of victory. If you want to join in this week’s Victory Photo Challenge, by all means, surf photo challenges/victory and participate. Otherwise, if you enjoyed this post, you can “Like” and “Follow” to acknowledge me. Thank you for reading.

The Ornate and the Slumbering


Working at a real-world cemetery requires a significant amount of attention to detail, as much as in other professions. Between my father and myself, the two of us carry out such an operation on a weekly basis, and adjust our actions to the time of year, but never failing to work at what we do.

It is a small cemetery.

It is a tiny property with many graves within its boundaries and also there is a dilapidated church on the road signifying it is there. In summer, we tend to the grass growing there. In winter, we work at restoring the church (Louth United, it is named). We have work year round.

People want care provided for their departed.

Families of the deceased buried in our cemetery respond positively to the job we do, if we are dedicated in carrying out maintenance at the church and cemetery where we work. We run this as a volunteer operation. It isn’t very rewarding, financially, but it is a forward-thinking operation as we combine hands-on work at the cemetery with a small Internet presence.

Ultimately, overall maintenance for the cemetery is in our hands.

We are the ones accountable to the people who trust us, and we carry out what we need to do with due diligence. It isn’t hard to do it well, and fortunately between my father and I, we have enough expertise to lend some flow to operations at the cemetery which we maintain. It is such a nice property that we are glad to care for it.

Thank you for reading about Maple Lawn and Louth United. If you enjoyed this post, visit us: This is a page for Louth United and Maple Lawn Cemetery. Let’s connect!