Author Assessment


  1. Is your book completed (written and edited)?
  2. Have you completed the first draft of your book?
  3. Have you outlined your book?
  4. Have you identified your area of expertise or theme for your book?
  5. Have you completed research on your topic?
  6. Do you have 3 main points identified for your book?
  7. Have you identified what success as an author looks like to you?
  8. Have you researched what is needed to achieve your vision of success as an author?
  9. Have you written out your author goals and your plan to achieve them?
  10. Do you currently have the resources to reach your goals as an author?
  11. Do you plan on writing multiple books?
  12. Do you plan on writing being a main source of income?
  13. Do you have a writing plan?
  14. Do you have a publishing plan?
  15. Do you have a marketing plan?
  16. Have you identified your publishing tools?
  17. Can you describe your ideal reader (target audience)?
  18. Are you currently engaging your target audience?
  19. Have you begun building your brand as an author?
  20. Have you fully established your credibility with your target audience?

Your Responses:

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Leslie Sam

Stay Woke in Mentoring Moments

Leslie M. Sam holds a Bachelor’s degree in Hearing Science and her entire career has been focused in areas of research beginning with cochlear implants in the 1980’s followed by commercial research appraisals in the 1990’s and then finally for the past 20+ years in clinical research and quality. 


Leslie is certified ASQ Quality Improvement Associate and Lean Six Sigma Process Improvement Black Belt.  Her GCP Quality and Quality Systems expertise has been shared in many presentations and peer-reviewed journal articles. After more than 20 years as a clinical research and quality professional, Leslie retired from Eli Lilly and Company, a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company. She has since formed Leslie Sam and Associates, LLC which provides a variety of consulting services. 


Leslie focuses on a living her best life with travels to interesting destinations and capturing her experiences on her blog The Urban Princess Adventure.

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