March 13, 2013 


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As I write this, another Nor'easter has hit, the snow is piling up and I am looking at the shovel calling me. It can wait. This week I spoke with a colleague, Deb Hirschhorn. The topic for March's Newsletter: Shoveling out....Finding Your Authenticity came up and I asked her what she learned from losing everything? My words could not do justice; lives are forever changed from these storms. So it is her words I wish to share:


"Before Hurricane Sandy washed away a good number of my possessions, I was very possessive of them. I would read news accounts of people who lost their homes to floods and fires and think, "Oh, no, I would not survive." I had many trunks full of photo albums and mementos. I had file cabinets with copies of the newspapers that carried articles I'd written years and decades ago. I saved clothes that no longer fit in case they would fit eventually; however, when I lost weight and they did fit, I didn't like how they looked on me. I wouldn't call myself a pack rat; I was just attached to my memories.


Then an odd thing happened. As I picked through the debris of what used to be my kitchenware, I noticed a whole lot of items that were neither damaged nor destroyed but they also had been hardly used. I realized that I could very well do without them. We sat for two months at our daughter's house and I was amazed to discover that I could work on my laptop while sitting in an easy chair. So I sold my five-foot by three-foot desk.


One by one, I started lightening up my load. Who am I now? I feel just like me. I don't think we really change who we are; life may change our preferences and outlooks. But I am much lighter and excited by the possibilities in my life. It's almost as if the hurricane introduced me to the beauty and wonder of change itself. It's a good thing."


Deb Hirschhorn, Ph.D. Marriage & Family Therapy, LMHC
Best-Selling Author of The Healing is Mutual 







Ann McIndoo


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How Long Does it Take to Write a Book?





Ann McIndoo 



Author, 7 Easy Steps To Write Your Book! 


Have you ever thought of writing a book? How long have you 7 Easy Steps to Write Your Bookbeen thinking about it? How much progress have you made?   I meet and talk to people every day who want to write a book. They always ask, how long will it take?     


For many people, it's not the process of writing a book that is so daunting, but the time required to complete it. After all, who has time to sit down and write a book?   


I've asked hundreds of people, "How long do you think it takes to write a book?" The typical answer is anywhere from 3 months to a year. I then ask, "How long do you think it would take YOU to write YOUR book?" These responses are very different and also vary enormously, from "I don't know, six months," to "two years" to "a decade!"


Here's the answer: Writing a book takes as long as you decide it is going to take. And there are no minimum number of pages, either - a book needs only as many pages as it takes to say what you want to say. That's right, publishers today are looking for quick, easy to read books.


People are always surprised to learn that writing a book doesn't have to take a long time and amazed when I tell them that they can complete their first manuscript in about 8 weeks. That's what my book, So, You Want to Write!, is about, getting your book out of your head and onto the paper, quickly!I show you how you can create your book in a short time by getting off to a great start and continue to move forward in easy, bite-size steps.


After assisting authors produce more than 800 books, writing four books myself and now in the process of ghostwriting my ninth book, I have found the following to be true; your book will become a reality:  

  • As soon as you truly decide to take the first step and take it
  • When you know your vision, outcome and purpose for your book
  • When you know who your audience is
  • When you are prepared to write! 

Just like any important project, being prepared and knowing youroutcome is critical. The more prepared and clear you are about your book's purpose and audience, the faster it will be completed.   


So ask yourself the following questions:  

  • Why am I writing this book?
  • How am I going to use my book?
  • Who is my audience?
  • Where is my audience?  

Now for the million dollar question: What organization, committee, company, group, hospital, insurance company, school, institution, agency, club or society, can use your book? Wouldn't it be great to sell 500, 1,000 or better yet, 10,000 copies of your book to one organization - it's certainly much easier and profitable than selling 10,000 copies of your book to 10,000 people, one at a time.


Open up your phone directory's yellow pages and start with the "A's". Begin looking through the listings and circle those companies that would benefit from the content of your book. These are your first customers!


To learn how to get your book out of your head and a manuscript in your hands, quickly and easily, give me a call at (760) 771-8940. Let's set up a 20-minute brainstorming session. I would love to hear your book ideas!


To your writing success!




Ann McIndoo

Author's Coach

Author of "7 Easy Steps to Write Your Book!" Amazon #1 Bestseller!


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Contact Info:Ann McIndoo

So, You Want to Write!

5508 Peninsula Drive SE, Olympia, Washington 98513

760/771-8949 Office





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Ann is an Author, Speaker and Author's Coach. Ann worked with Anthony Robbins as his Creative Assistant on his recent book and describes her year with Tony as "a university in the art of writing a book". She has helped authors produce more than 800 books via her Author's Coaching Program, Author's Boot Camps, Private Author Retreats and Author's CEO program. Ann has written four books of her own and is currently ghostwriting her ninth book. She can be reached at or learn more about her at  


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Sallie's TV Interviews


Title: IF I'M SO SMART, WHY DO I HAVE THIS CLUTTER? (The 3 forms: Mental, Physical and Emotional and how it affects us all.)

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Interviews with Sallie




LIVE, March 27, 2012, 12 noon PST, 3pm EST with Mella Noir on *Clink, Chat & Catch Up!*


LIVE, April 10, 2013, 9:00-(:30 am PST, 12:00-12:30 pm EST

The show - The Chi-To-Be! Experience - with Stacey Hall on Talkshoe - Call ID: 111764#

LIVE, April 10, 2013, 6pm PST, 9pm EST with Krystalya Marie on




Depression, the Unedited Version


Sallie Felton keeps you on your toes with this heartfelt discussion of honoring your own voice and living with depression.

1.   You can't change anybody unless they are willing to take the risk and walk the path.

2.   We must nurture ourselves first and replenish our souls to be the best we can be in a relationship

3.   Journaling is putting your voice on paper and honoring your truth. 

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