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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Stache' Smith

Stache' Smith

Stache’ Smith is a Midwest girl, born and raised with a unique flair for fashion, design and all things artistic and innovative. She is a nurse with an extensive background in women’s health, health equity and population health consulting. Her background in nursing has exposed her to the greatest of needs in the human experience.  These experiences allows her to create solutions and strategies to guide those with health challenges and disparities toward breaking down social barriers allowing them to get to the root of how to heal and embrace behavior change for optimal health outcomes. 


Stache’ has a personal story of overcoming challenges in her youth and adult years and writes from a different space, in journal form. Journaling has been known to slow the brain down and in the fast-paced world there is no better place to start to pursue healing.  Her journals are designed to persuade readers to get quiet and grasp those internal places of thought, reflection and examination that lead to healing. 

DEAR MAMA:   Healing the Mother Wound Journal

Do you tend to avoid looking deeply into your relationship with your mother as to not open hidden pain? 

Do you tend to dismiss your emotions around your relationship with your mother? Have you been avoiding those feelings? 

If you are ready to spend some time journaling and identifying your emotions around your mother wound, then you have come to the right, safe space. 

“Dear Mama: Healing the Mother Wound Journal” is a guided journal for those who have experienced challenges in their mother/daughter relationship. “Dear Mama” is the letter that you have wanted to write yet have not found the courage or safe space to do so. This journal is a resource along the journey of healing. It is not a replacement for doing the work. It is not a replacement for therapy. It is not a replacement for community. This journal is a guide, a starting place to start to peel back the layers of complexities that the mother wound can create.

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