My pay check this month for 3 hours a day was nearly $3000 a month. This will finish my payments for my Hypnotheripist training and help with my emergency fund. I am trying to save up 3 months pay. I encourage you to start saving up an emergency fund. Then when you have the unespected but totaly perdictable car problem or other expense you will be able to pay for it.
I am 52 years old. I plan on retiring in 4 years. The catch is that teachers have a horrible retirement. It is my hope that from book royalties I will make up the difference. It turns out that each month my sales are building so that easily I will be able to live in my accustomed lifestyle. Basically and mathematically I need to write a total of 100 books before I retire when I am 56. I have 27 books published and or several in process. Certainly I will make 100 books in the next 4 years and maybe more.
It turns out that I might be able to get a 26 foot McGregor (the untimate sailboat) by next summer. The boat travels at 20 plus mph and can get to Seattle in 2 hours and the San Juans in 6 hours. I can go to the Islands 10 times a year!
I am so pleased:>
If we take a cruise to Europe this summer. Should Theresa fly back and I stay and enjoys Italy for 2 extra weeks or should I go to Slovakia? I don't know
Anybody want to go with us to hawaii for Spring vacation? Book royalties are great:>
We will have our Emergency fund saved by the End of February. I not bragging I am urging you to do the same. By the end of summer we will have all our debts paid off except for the new car and that will be done by the end of the year. What are we doing with all the money. First we will increase the fund to a 3months salary worth. Then a 6 months salary. Then there is a McGregor 26 foot sail boat I want. The only other expenses are some house upgrades. Thanks to that one class we took in financial management we got really serious about not squadering the money God gives us. Of course tithing will always be in our budget.
She had a wonderful day off filled with loving messages bfrom her friends. What a great woman!
It was a beautiful night and the snow this morning is already off the road but not the yards
This week we are celebrating my wife b-day. Oh boy do I have nice surprise.
Lol An unamed relative mocked my book writing today. So I just asked him if he was doing anything creative and getting paid for it. I really don't care what he thinks and I rather enjoyed the perplexed look on his face. Later he asked if he could borrow money. It was with some delight I told him I had savings and an emergency fund but he needed to get his own
I spent and hour at planned parenthood with Show the truth people. It was bitter cold and my feet and hands became numb but it was worth it tosave babies
I have a new hobby this summer. I am becoming a Beach Naturalist for the South Sound Estuary Association. I am to receive training in marine ecology and biology and then give beach tours to the public at low tide this summer. I love the idea of learning more about the sealife and then getting to share it. The walks are at the local beaches. I am hoping to mostly work at Fry Cove County Park which is right in my neiborhood. Of course I have aleardy written 23 pages of the book "A South Sound Beach Naturalist." It will be in E-book and paperback formats. Now the only parts left to write are a journal of my training and the actual beach walks. Espect it out in July.
Here is the question. Should I writie another book about Esperanto? THe last one was unique and well received but I am not sure if I do it again if anyone will buy it. This years Esperanto Course is held at the University of Victoria in British Columbia. It will be a blast and it is a little bit of an exotic location. However I am not sure if their will be enough action in the short story to make it worth writing about. I guess I can always produce a short story and then decide if it is good enough for publication later. We will see
I am talking to a woman about renting her office space for my life coaching business. Hopefully Monday I will have an answer from her. I have some dandy brochures and I already wrote the book on the kind of life coaching I do. It is called Lifestyle Reality Observing and it is a very powerful technique.
Eld Inlet Services presents Life Coaching (Lifestyle Reality Observing) for only $55 an hours. I am in business! I will raise my prices later.
Theresa and I are taking Financial Peace University at the parish. While we know most of this stuff already, we are relearning really important stuff in managing our money. It is great!!
Do you have a $1000 emergency fund in the bank? If not get one. It is the bare minimum needed to deal with lifes financial up and downs. Really one should have 6 months pay in a money market account available.
Since I go to reconcilliation I have little or no regrets about anything I have done or have failed to do. Once God forgives you there isn't anything else to do except pray for others.
I am writing great book on forgiveness. We all know people who are destroying their lives by holding grudges. Choose happiness and learn to forgive. In the end only grudge holding is the destructive force for which only you have a the power to stop. The book talks about how to forgive when somebody else really gives you cause to have a grudge!
I thought I would take 2 months off from writing short stories. Well I lasted 2 weeks! I'm back at writing. Topics this year will include dysfunctional family dynamics. grudge holding. breaking free of abusive people, and practical ways to save your mental health by forgiving others. I really have a blast sitting in my writers window looking out on the bay and giving my opinion to the world. Sales continue to grow and this is steadily becoming an income stream. Maybe this will be the year that one of my books will strike gold! I don't intend to write as many books this year. Then again if I am inspired who knows what will happen! I have a lifetime goal of writing 100 books. I will hit 50 in the next year and a half.
I am teaching a 2 day workshop on E-book writing at the end of Feb. at Saint Martins University If any of you who want to know how to do it I will gladly share. I even wrote two E-books about E-book writing!
The first thing you have to do is Know my pen name.
That is James Nugent.
Next you can look on line at Amazon.com. I am under books or if you just want E-books go to the kindle store.
There are 3 formats and they are E=book, paperback, and audio. I only put my very best in audio format
You can also ask the clerk at any major book store chain to look up and order one of my books. Just give her my name.
Go to the page on this website that has list of my books. There is a live link Amazon,com
My books will not populate the shelves at B Daltons until I get get in the top 500 most read books in the country. I think I was ranked 3900 the other day. But that was in comparison to 400,000 authors.
Remember this is just a hobby for the fun of it. The money is just a little extra fun;>
If you want to know what I think and feel; just go to Amazon.com and put "james Nugent" in the Kindle Store search box. There are presently 26 E-books, 13 audible Books and 22 paperbacks as of 12-31-13. There is a link to the Kindle Store on the page that lists my books. The list grows every week or two!