Effective Priorities & The Power Of Community With Award Winning Author Megan Haskell

Inside this 40th episode of Author Platform Rocket, marketing veteran Jonny Andrews talks with writer Megan Haskell, the award-winning author of the The Sanyare Chronicles dark fantasy book series, and the co-author of Aspiring to Author: A Guide for Your Publishing Career. The focus of this interview is essentially, how to balance your life as an author.  Download PDF Podcast Transcription

  • Megan Haskell is also a stay-at-home mom with a three year old and a six year old, and a co-director of her local writing community OC Writers Network.
  • She left a 6-figure job to raise her kids and write professionally.
  • Studies have shown that Europeans that work less time than Americans get more done.
  • She chooses one or two things to get done at a time, and focuses on them.
  • A writer’s conference helped Megan find her tribe and cheerleaders.
  • Seeing things work for others and applying them to yourself helps you level.
  • The history of Olympic achievements have expanded is an example of how the bar can be raised for creatives and business people.
  • Go out and meet people and network to get out of the house to reenergize, even if you are an introvert.
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3 Key Points:

  1. Megan is a stay-at-home mom and co-director of her Orange County California writing group called OC Writers Network with over 1,000 members.
  2. Prioritizing your limited time for writing and keeping to a schedule are key for productivity.
  3. Making your daily minimums for writing and marketing, along with making sacrifices are integral.

Tweetable Quotes:

–    “Deciding what your goals are, that is really your starting point.” – Megan Haskell.

–    “Begin with the end in mind, what is it that you want to accomplish, and sort of reverse engineer that.” – Jonny Andrews.

–    “When you see somebody else doing something, you realize you can do it too.” – Megan Haskell.

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