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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Mascelia Miranda

Grow Where You Are Planted in Mentoring Moments

Mascelia holds a Master of Science degree in Organizational Development and Change Management, Master of Arts degree with a double major - Management and Public Administration, and Bachelor of Science Degree - Business Administration. Mascelia began her career as a United States Army Officer and after completing three years of active duty service, she transitioned into the business world.


Mascelia retired from Eli Lilly and Company where she amassed over 20 years in the Human Resources field and was a certified professional by the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM-SCP) and Human Resources Certification Institute (SPHR).        


After retiring, Mascelia returned to her native state of Florida. 


She is a member of Beth Israel Messianic Jewish Synagogue and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.


She is married and mother of two adult children. She enjoys knitting, bicycling, travelling, playing the flute, and getting to the beach as much as possible. 

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