Monday, December 7, 2015

Shock the Clock by Jeanette Levellie


Please join me in helping Jeanette Levellie celebrate the release of Shock the Clock, Time Management for Writers and Other Creatives!

Due to release on December 14, Shock the Clock offers insight on how to make the most of our time. With her wonderful and witty signature style, Jeanette shares tips, tricks, and encouragement to help us streamline the creative process. 

Congratulations, Jeanette! Glad you could stop by. How would you describe your writing to someone who hasn't read any of your books?

Thank you, Karen! Great to be here. I'd say my writing is inspirational humor or humorous inspiration. I write devotional vignettes, mostly about ditzy things I’ve done and the messes I get into that the Lord rescues me out of, much to his unending merciful credit. 

One of the things I like about your writing is that it is engaging and down to earth. What inspired you to write Shock the Clock?

I noticed that all the time management books I’d read were based on the writer’s personality type—mostly Choleric, or Type A—which doesn’t work if you are an introvert or ditzy. I decided to write a book that addressed how you can manage your time, based on various personalities. 

That's a wonderful idea, and I think it will suit many creative types. What is your 30 second description for this book? 

If you got an A+ in procrastination, can’t find your car keys, and might need a lifetime pass to Clutterbugs Anonymous, you can benefit from this lighthearted approach to managing your time and getting more writing done. 

Sounds great! Having read your book, I'd say there are tips for the organized type too. How did you research and plan this book? 

I planned the book based on classes I’ve taught at writers conferences on time management, which were well-attended and from which I received a lot of postitive feedback. I also threw in some funny articles on clutter control, a list of 40 tips and secrets I’ve discovered (the hard way) for saving time, and a bunch of fun cartoons drawn by my artist son.  

You made a good choice; it's a winning combination. What do you hope readers will take away from Shock the Clock? 

I hope writers and other creatives—from artists to musicians to movie producers to Play-doh sculpters—will be encouraged by God and my words, that you can learn to manage your time, even if you were born disorganized and discombobulated like me.  


You are an inspiration, Jeanette. :) Wishing you all the best! Thanks so much for stopping by!  

Thank you, Karen!  

Visit Jeanette 

Jeanette's site
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Buy Shock the Clock here


Are you time management challenged? What helps keep you on track? Have any questions for Jeanette? 

This is my last post for 2015. May the remainder of the year find you and your loved ones happy and blessed. See you on 1/4/16! 

Happy reading and writing,

Karen

35 comments :

  1. Congrats to Jeannette on her book. We can all use tips on time management, especially at this time of the year.

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    1. Thanks, Natalie. I think so...

      Happy week,
      Jen

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  2. Thanks so much for your post Karen,

    Meeting deadlines and time management are especially for writers very important. Your post reminded me that I actually have an actual Book Review about a time management related book on a book review blog of mine, and I didn't jet put up a good visible link to it on my writing blog.

    So to not miss that opportunity, now I have put it out there, Thanks!

    (BTW, Jeanette feel free to write a comment with a link
    to your shop on my book review blog)

    Talking about time management, Christmas is coming when you need Christmas Labels or Christmas Gifts, you can currently discover some of our Christmas Designs on my Writing Blog.

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    1. Thanks, hpvanduuren! I will do that..
      Jen

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  3. I am blessed to be part of Shock the Clock launch on December 14th. I love how Jeanette puts God first in all things, and celebrates our uniqueness to time management.

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    1. Wow, you just made my day, Lynn! Thanks for your kind words and support,
      jen

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  4. Karen: You have always been a huge source of encouragement to me and my writing. Thank you for helping me get the word out about Shock the Clock!
    Jen

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  5. Hi Karen - what a great guest ... we all need Time-Shocks - decluttering, being specific, keeping things short .. I'm sure Shock the Clock will be a winner ..

    Cheers to you both - Hilary

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    1. Thanks, Hilary. I appreciate your good wishes.
      Jen

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  6. YaY for Jeanette. So glad to see you here. I've always respected her. She is a beautiful woman of God. Merry Christmas to you both. Love you, amigo. xoxo

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    1. Wow, Robyn. Thanks for making my day with your sweet words.
      Jen

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  7. Hey, I'm a master procrastinator and lazy to boot! I could use that book.

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    1. Alex: You can pre-order it today and it will ship on Dec. 14th, the day it releases! http://www.amazon.com/Shock-Clock-Management-Writers-Creatives/dp/1941103510/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1449596648&sr=8-1&keywords=Shock+the+Clock+Jeanette+Levellie

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  8. I'm all of those people rolled into one! I definitely need a humorous approach to time management.

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    1. Lee: You know what they say about preachers preaching to themselves? The same is true of writers...
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  9. Natalie,
    We sure can! So glad Jen offers help with her book. :)

    HP,
    Thanks so much for coming by. Jen has much help to offer! :)

    Lynn,
    Jen truly is an inspiration and encouragement, isn't she? Will be stopping by your place to see her there! :)

    Jen,
    So glad to be of help. You are a wonderful writer and have such helpful advice and insight. :)

    Hilary,
    I'll say, you are right! If there's one thing I need help with, it's time management. Appreciate you coming by to see us. :)

    Robyn,
    I have to agree with you there! She is a beautiful Godly woman. We're blessed to know her, aren't we? xo

    Alex,
    LOL, well me too. I have so many procrastinating techniques it's ridiculous! :)

    Lee,
    Ha, well I wonder if we all don't fall into those categories at some point, you know? :)

    Happy writing,
    Karen

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  10. Jeanette, You sound like a kindred soul! Congrats on the new book and Merry Christmas!

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  11. What a great topic. I'm always looking to maximize my time. Congrats to Jeanette.

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  12. How timely--my writer's group met this morning and guess what we talked about? Time Management! Shock the Clock sounds like just what we need :-) Thanks, Karen, for introducing us to Jeanette--and Jeanette, wishing you great success with your book. I've got it on my wish list!

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  13. Susan,
    I thought you might enjoy meeting Jeanette! She is a treasure! :)

    Medeia,
    It is a great topic, isn't it? Working to maximize time is a good thing. :)

    Kenda,
    I think you will enjoy this book. Jeanette has such a wonderful way with words! :)

    Happy writing,
    Karen

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  14. Awesome. I now need a book on how to preserve enough brainpower to actually accomplish everything that needs to be done in my very limited time. ;)

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  15. Sounds like a wonderful book, Jeanette! All the luck with it. My problem is letting things go to be able to write. I'm over organized according to my family. Thanks, Karen, for sharing this interview with your readers.

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  16. Crystal,
    Maybe Jeanette can work on that next! LOL :) Or maybe we can just come and play with your sweet baby so you can get some rest.

    Victoria,
    You are welcome. Glad you got to meet Jeanette! I do the same thing with writing. Some days the laundry and other things keep calling my name, when I really should be writing! :)

    Happy writing,
    Karen

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  17. This sounds like a fascinating book. Time management is something that I think many of us struggle with. Thanks for letting us know about this one!
    ~Jess

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  18. Hi Jen and Karen - Great interview! I've shared it on Twitter and Google+.

    Time management is a constant issue for me. If everything stayed on a neat schedule, we could do this with our eyes closed. Unfortunately, it's like hitting a moving target. Just when you think you've got everything figured out, a tire goes flat or Junior breaks a leg.

    Rather than hard, fast rules, you provide principles that can fit any situation. Thanks!

    Merry Christmas,
    Susan :)

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  19. Sounds like a well-needed, yet funny book. Right up my alley, I suspect. Thanks for introducing Jen, Karen. I need all the help I can get. Why is that!?

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  20. Hi Jen and Karen! Sounds like a great book. Very helpful! Glad for the introduction! Time management is tricky for me...I pray for discipline!

    Merry Christmas!

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  21. Jess,
    It does offer some great tips! Yes, I think you are right, many of us struggle with this! :

    Susan,
    Thanks so much for sharing the post! Appreciate you doing that. :) A moving target - well, that is true sometimes, isn't it? lol :)

    Joylene,
    It is a great resource! :) You are welcome; glad to introduce you to Jen! Hey, you're not alone; I need help too! lol

    Susie,
    It is a helpful book! You might like it. :) Discipline is something I often lack. Glad Jen is here to help!

    Happy writing,
    Karen

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  22. Thanks for all these great comments, everyone! And thanks for having me, Karen. YOU are a cheerleader supreme!
    Jen

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  23. Time management is probably my biggest challenge, next to procrastination, so this looks like it was written just for me. Jeanette, you sound like a lot of fun to hang with! Karen, thanks for the introduction. :)

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  24. Great interview! It hooked me. I'd love to buy this if it's on Amazon. Time management for different personality types is indeed just what my family needs! Thanks for this post.
    Here's wishing you a Merry & Blessed Christmas Karen.

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  25. Jen,
    You are more than welcome. It's always a pleasure to have you stop by. :) Wishing you all the best with your books!

    Lisa,
    You are welcome! I'm with you. Some days I am pretty sure my title is "professional procrastinator". LOL Jen's book will really come in handy! :)

    Joy,
    Thank you! Jen made it easy - she's always a great guest. :) The book is available on Amazon. If you like, click the link in the post. Blessings to you and your family as well!

    Happy reading and writing,
    Karen

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  26. Its a great topic and sounds an awesome tool for writers. Thanks Karen for the introduction.
    Wishing you both a Happy New Year!

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  27. Karen: Good interview. I look forward to studying Jeanette's book. I really need to learn better time management skills.

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