Sunday, January 03, 2021
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
A New Year for...
Aim high, dream big
Follow your heart,
Follow your dreams.
Use your talents,
use your creativity,
don't let it go to waste!
whatever it is.
Spend time in prayer,
Spend time in pondering,
Spend time in planning,
Spend time in writing!
There are all kinds of possibilities,
Allow yourself to be what God wants you to be!
Never shirk--no matter what our enemy says,
Keep fighting, keep encouraged,
Keep traveling on your journey!
Do I regret it? Sort of. But most of all, I realize that at times a person has to do what they have to do. Why?
- Bodies get tired and overworked. When that happens the physical needs to rest or at least prioritize what's the most important.
- Bodies and mind get stressed. When this happens both mind and body need to choose what is the most important and what they can and can't handle.
- I accept that I may not get it completely finished in 2020 seeing I have only 3 more days to work on it, seeing I have only three more days to work on it. BUT...
- If I can knock out another thousand or two, then that will give me the spurt I need to head into 2021 to finish it.
- My editor is expecting it shortly, so I KNOW I have to get it finished.
- I want to finish it--badly! :)
- And one good thing that's come out of THIS book-writing is that I've gotten quite a few ideas of how I will write the next and final book in the Appleton series. Good news, yes!
Sunday, December 27, 2020
Sunday, December 20, 2020
Sunday, December 13, 2020
Friday, December 11, 2020
Fear Not! For behold,
I bring you good tidings,
of great joy,
which shall be to all people!
Saint Luke 2:10
Wednesday, December 09, 2020
Okay, I get it. I've been through it, experienced it, been there, done that.
Last year was one of those periods in my life. I couldn't write. Life interrupted, and no matter how much I yearned to spend time writing, my thoughts, my inspiration, was gone. I couldn't write. It was several months into the year before I faced the realization that I needed a break. And as 2019 drew to a close, I could see a light...
Inspiration rumbled. Determination built. Dogged grit pushed at me. This year--2020--was the year I would take back my writing. And I did, with tentative goals of finishing three novels. The third one is yet tto be finished, but I'm close and with setting the right goals, I just might burst through that taped goal.
What do you do when you CAN'T write, for whatever reason?
- Don't fight it as much as you want to or feel you have to.
- Accept that you need this break.
- Allow your body and mind to relax with that acceptance.
- Face what it is that's hindering your writing. If you can pinpoint the problem.
- Adjust your schedule to take care of what's hindering you. Whether it's health, exhaustion, family or financial problems, or whatever...begin to work at those things. Take your time, if you can, one day at a time, in eliminating that burden. It might take days or weeks, months or even (shudder) years. But if you're to write, the hindrances preventing you from writing will always be a specter peeking over your shoulder.
I'm not saying it will be easy, that you won't have to work at setting aside your writing for a period. But sometimes--not always--it's needful. Your body will bounce back, inspiration will light up your brain again, and hopefully, you'll be on the path of renewal.
My motto for 2021 What's yours?
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