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Wish Granted! Tips, Tools, and Templates to Write a Winning Grant
by Holly Rustick

Kindle Edition published 2017-08-22
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Grant writing shouldn’t feel like a trip to the dentist. Take the pain out of the process with this innovative and fun, yes fun, guide. Learn all the inside tips and tools of the grant-writing trade in this easy-to-read and upbeat book.
This book is definitely for you if:
•You break out in a cold sweat when your boss mentions the word ‘grant’.
•You’ve been tempted to throw your computer against the wall while writing a grant.
•You happily tell stakeholders there’s plenty of grants out there … but haven’t the faintest idea how to write and get one!
•You think you can send out a bog-standard letter to a bunch of organizations and get funded.
•Your eyes glaze over when you’re presented with grant writing jargon and acronyms.
•Your organization’s grant success A-game has r...

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Writers' Cafe / Re: 3000 Words a Day Club
« on: November 13, 2017, 12:10:45 PM »
Looks like everyone is moving along! Had a great weekend 3000+ Saturday, 1500 yesterday.

Not getting much done today as my Hubby is in surgery for his knee. working on editing instead of writing.

Oye, this chair is not contusive to working on my laptop . . .. Will have to find another location.

Good luck all!

Writers' Cafe / Re: 3000 Words a Day Club
« on: November 10, 2017, 07:41:31 AM »
Looks like everyone had some balance going (writing and editing) Way to go!

Stacy, I hope you feel better soon.

3023 written yesterday (it was easy finally)

3475 Edited, I'll take it. I have been procrastinating on it . . . but if I want it out by the end of the year I need to get on it.

Good luck today everyone!

Writers' Cafe / Re: 3000 Words a Day Club
« on: November 09, 2017, 10:18:36 AM »
Started great yesterday then fell into an endless pit. 3000, yes on the button. It took everything I had to get it done. On to a new day, with another good start.

The good news is that the mini-remodel of my home office is almost done!  Spent two hours putting together a sofa bed last night . . . I just need some wall art and bookcase and I'm done.  :D

Writers' Cafe / Re: What Are Your Plans For 2018?
« on: November 08, 2017, 02:41:15 PM »
That's it. I'm going to expand my horizons. I've never actually tasted scotch.

Got a recommendation for a first-timer?

I know nothing about scotch, that would be a questions for my husband.
Whiskey- you can never go wrong with Jameson. :)

Writers' Cafe / Re: What Are Your Plans For 2018?
« on: November 08, 2017, 10:38:37 AM »
Color me confused.

Why drink vodka when you can drink bourbon?


Why drink bourbon when you can drink Irish Whisky?

Writers' Cafe / Re: 3000 Words a Day Club
« on: November 08, 2017, 07:17:40 AM »
Elle, Burr!!!! 13 at my house this morning in NW Colorado.

Some how by the grace of god or goddess, whoever, I managed 3044 yesterday. . . it took me all day. My mind kept wondering . . . today has started better 1400 so far, almost half way there.

Stacy hope you are able to fight off the illness.

Writers' Cafe / Re: What Are Your Plans For 2018?
« on: November 07, 2017, 12:41:31 PM »
2018?? I am still trying to meet my goal for 2017. (crossing my fingers I have a chance to meet some of them).

For 2018 I would like to publish least 3 books:
-4th and 5th book in Asteria's Daughter (current WIP)
-2nd and 3rd Knight Flier (2nd first draft is done)
-Start working on a new series with my husband

Marketing, marketing, marketing. . . .maybe breakeven (who am I kidding it is going to take years before I break even).

Good luck to everyone! Don't give up.

Writers' Cafe / Re: 3000 Words a Day Club
« on: November 07, 2017, 08:15:31 AM »
Congrats everyone, nice work.. no worries Joy, some days life just happens and we deal .. we'll help you catch up  ;)  (pulls out her pom-poms)

Thanks Pandorra!  I am not giving up! (nicely done on your word count yesterday!)

3396 for me, which was a miracle b/c my real job was supper busy!

Trying to hit that 3K today but I have had a slow start.  Good luck all!

Writers' Cafe / Re: 3000 Words a Day Club
« on: November 06, 2017, 01:32:30 PM »
It's official I am way too busy on the weekends.
Saturday Word Count: 0, but helped hubby put together a new futon frame (4 hour ordeal), clean and hang a TV on the wall.
Sunday Word Count: 0, Rearranged, cleaned, painted, my office to get ready for new furniture (all day).
Did not make my 21,000k goal for the week, but came close at 17k.
Starting over this week, hit my 3k for today but will try and get a little bit more done later.

Sounds like everyone is doing great!  I love to see everyone meet and exceeding their goals.

Good luck this week,

Writers' Cafe / Re: 3000 Words a Day Club
« on: November 03, 2017, 07:36:36 AM »
3067 yesterday and I finished editing another book, sending to editor today!

Only 6800 to meet my weekly goal, should be easy . . . we will have to see what the weekend brings.

UghSoUncool- nicely done with your 7000! Have with your niece today.

Writers' Cafe / Re: 3000 Words a Day Club
« on: November 02, 2017, 08:05:18 AM »
Hi, Joy! :) My goals for the month include wrapping up a novel by Friday and sending it off to an editor, and then starting and finishing a second novel by the end of the month. Both of my novels are around 50K, so this would be a pretty writing intensive month for me (which I guess works out since it's NanoWrimo, anyways :D)
You are going to be busy good luck!
6,167. Okay start to Nanowrimo, considering I'm writing three cozy mysteries at least this month.
You are insane! I wish I had your dedication!

Stacy, good luck reaching your goal! Based on what you post it sounds achievable.

3055 for me yesterday and a lot of planning and plotting. Off to write more now!

Writers' Cafe / Re: 3000 Words a Day Club
« on: November 01, 2017, 08:57:22 AM »
Had a great day yesterday, even though I am not sure how I did it. 5045! Great way to end the month.
Ended up with 76275 for the month. Did better last month but I took time to edit my book before sending to the editor.

Goals for November:Finish first draft of my WIP done this month (hopefully around 100k)
                             Make review and edit the book with the editor (try and get it out before Christmas)
                             Get the book I am in the processes of editing to the editor (try and get it out by Christmas)

What are your goals for the month?

Writers' Cafe / Re: KDP Paperback Templates
« on: October 30, 2017, 11:54:13 AM »
As said, if it is Word, adjust the paragraph settings, untick everything. The other problem I had was with the last page of a chapter. For some reason best known to themselves, CS think we might want those last lines floating about in the middle of the page. I usually do a hard return all the way down to the page break, but I think there are other methods.
I always insert a page break to solve the spacing issues with the last line in a chapter. It is the only way I have found to solve the problem.

Writers' Cafe / Re: 3000 Words a Day Club
« on: October 30, 2017, 10:16:59 AM »
Thanks, Pandorra! Lost Wolf has never been free before (and won't be for long) and I'm thrilled to have made it into the top 50 free books with no paid promos!

Nicely Done Stacy!

Only got a 1000 over the weekend but just hit my 3k for today. Here is to a productive day! I am off to work on the dreaded description of the book I sent to my editor last week.

Good luck and Happy Writing!

Writers' Cafe / Re: 3000 Words a Day Club
« on: October 27, 2017, 02:26:41 PM »
3035 on my new WIP,
Reviewed over 50 of the first in a new YA series,
worked on the Description for the book I just sent to my editor (I hate, hate, hate descriptions).

Got my new (Thriller/shifter) book released and 2800 words on Elera's Covenant yesterday!!!

Congratulations on your new release!

I'm off too see my parents for the weekend. . .We will see if I get anything done while I am there.
Have a great weekend!

Writers' Cafe / Re: 3000 Words a Day Club
« on: October 26, 2017, 12:11:32 PM »
I am back!
Had to take a break to get my WIP to the editor and not embarrass myself in the process. Spent yesterday afternoon planning and just hit my 3040 for the day. Now I am off to work on my description and review another book I have been sitting on.

Good luck everyone! 

Writers' Cafe / Re: 3000 Words a Day Club
« on: October 16, 2017, 10:34:17 AM »
I am so impressed with how well everyone is doing!

I have fallen off the wagon. I spent the whole weekend editing the hard copy of the book I finished last week. To say there are a lot of changes is an underestimation. Reviewed/edited 200 pages over the weekend nwo only about 60 to go.

I will get back there with my 3k/day but not until this is ready to go to my editor on the 25th.

Keep up the GREAT work everyone.

Writers' Cafe / Re: Quickbooks for Authors?
« on: October 16, 2017, 10:13:11 AM »
Do you quickbooks users enter your royalties as accounts receivable after the 15th of the month when you know what you are due from Amazon for the previous month (which is paid in two months time when they pay out) or just enter the royalties as you get paid?
Yes, I create an invoice for each income source (create space, Amazon) I break everything down, I have an item for everything. (Book 1 as the main item then sub-items, i.e. Book 1 US KU royalties, Book 1 US sales, Book 1 UK KU royalties. . . .) I want to be able to track where my royalties are coming from. I may be a little too detailed but it makes me feel good.
When the payments come through I 'Receive the Payment' then Deposit it.  It is kind of a long process and there are other ways to do it. The nice part of creating an invoice is I can pull my A/R Aging Summery Report and see how much Amazon still owes me.

Writers' Cafe / Re: 3000 Words a Day Club
« on: October 13, 2017, 07:22:36 AM »
Boo. Only 1571 words for today.

But this month I already beat my WC for all of July, so I guess that's a win. I also had a couple 4k days this week, so it averages out. This sounds familiar... didn't I use that as an excuse last week too?

That is just the way it goes some days! Way to go beating your July numbers! I am on track to beat mine too.

Rocked out yesterday with 3749, and did a bunch of real work (day job) and working on editing. This weekend does not look good for word count though. I am sending the book I finished this week to my editor on 10/25 so I need to make sure it is ready to go . . . I see a lot of red ink in my future.

Keep up the good work! You can do this!

Writers' Cafe / Re: 3000 Words a Day Club
« on: October 12, 2017, 11:59:08 AM »

Congrats Joy and good luck on the edit and release!!

It still feels far from release but this progress. I had it done then read it and change over half of it. The other half is for the next book in the series. The good news is I have half of the next book done.

Writers' Cafe / Re: 3000 Words a Day Club
« on: October 12, 2017, 10:05:55 AM »
Only wrote for a little while yesterday but got 3053.  :) Spent the rest of my time putting my chapters together. Now on to the next book then edit the one that I 'think' is done.

Good Luck!

Writers' Cafe / Re: Quickbooks for Authors?
« on: October 12, 2017, 07:19:25 AM »
I use QuickBooks and Excel. My day job is at an accounting firm. I talked to my boss about it. To track ROI for each book I set up each book as it's own 'Class' then when entering expenses (cover, editing, promotions) I attach that books 'Class' to the expense. I do the same thing with income, which is more work breaking down the reports from Amazon and create space.
So far it works really well, I have only been doing it for a few months. If you have specific questions let me know. I am not an expert but I know my way around QuickBooks.
Hope that helps!

Writers' Cafe / Re: Poll: What gets you past writer's block without fail?
« on: October 11, 2017, 12:05:14 PM »
I jump to another, more fleshed out scene or I switch novels altogether. I find that giving myself a break always helps and when I come back to the sticky scene things are usually much clearer and easier to figure out since the rest of the novel is now more whole.
I do this as well 8)

The other thing that works for me is journaling. I make a list what could happen next, and usually by the third or forth idea I come up with one that will get me where I want the story to go.

Writers' Cafe / Re: 3000 Words a Day Club
« on: October 11, 2017, 07:09:41 AM »
ok +5k on the new book so that's around 8k with Elera at 3k .. bedtime!  :D
:o Way to go!  What a productive day!

Mine was not bad: 5843 and I am almost done with this book. Now I need to think about what I am going to write next and get this book ready for beta readers . . . .
I edited four chapters yesterday.  Three more today is my goal, and then I'm done.

My dream is still to get up to an average of 10,000 words a day.  I've only achieved that a few times.  I've got a very distractable, ADD personality, and there's also a certain point where the creativity well shuts down and after that, everything that I write is ca-ca.

Here are the things that help me shoehorn moar werdz in:

1.) Plan out my book beforehand as much as possible.  This doesn't have to take more than a couple of days.  I figure out who my hero and heroine are, what is their romance problem, what challenge or story problem is thrown at them in the beginning, who the villain is, what's his/her motivation, what is the all is lost moment, how do the hero and or heroine get past that, and what is the Final Showdown.  Then I write an outline of a few paragraphs per chapter.

2.) Set my timer for 30 minute sprints.  Record my progress. 

3.) If anything distracts me, write down what that is.  Try to learn from it.

4.) No internet allowed when I'm writing, unless for research.

5.)   Start writing early in the day, when I am most productive. 

Love your process!

Writers' Cafe / Re: 3000 Words a Day Club
« on: October 10, 2017, 08:01:47 AM »
3769 Yesterday. I would have gotten more, but I had to get a run in. I was not a happy person at the end of the day. My boiler has been down for 2 weeks and the repair guy no showed yesterday. it was 15 outside/62 inside when I got up this morning, thank God for my pellet stove. The repair man is here, now which means I am going in late for my day job and getting some extra words in with no distractions except for the dogs and Kboards  :P

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