Consciously Unskilled: Ferreting Out the “I Don’t Know What I Don’t Knows”

Recently I attended a Mindsets and Behaviors training course for my day job. A two day session, I found the topics absolutely fascinating. Discussions included personalities, our own and our peers’, interaction, and the concept of adult learning. Basically, it goes like this:

Unconsciously Unskilled –> Consciously Unskilled –> Consciously Skilled –> Unconsciously Skilled

I refer to this process indirectly in another blog post, Freelance to Fiction, Learning to be an Author.

It’s a process we don’t really think about, but it’s one we’ve all gone through, numerous times. It really got me thinking about my experiences in the last year as a published author, in particular regarding marketing.woodland-656969__180

We all have a lot to learn, and I’m finding myself in the Consciously Unskilled category for right now, and attempting to become for the foreseeable future, somewhat Consciously Skilled.

When I finished my second book, I took a few weeks off from writing to…

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About NevaBrown

Neva Brown, a retired secondary teacher/administrator, now enjoys the challenge of writing romance novels and doing editing for other romance writers. She has even ventured into the social media world of Facebook, Twitter and Google+ as well as having a website; . Neva lived on West Texas ranches most of her life and uses that culture and environment in many of her stories. She and her husband now live at Rio Concho West in San Angelo, Texas. They are amazed at how well they have adjusted to ‘city’ living. Neva loves to hear from her readers. She can be reached at
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