I will push through to the other side, and finish what is before me.
On Tuesday I began to write, write, write. It is Thursday and I am still writing. This week is not a week of working on my book. Instead it is a week of writing copy for promotion. We live in a world that as writers we are required to do much of our own copy and promotion.
I have written to you in the past that my writing consists of blogs, books, conferences, workshops, and social media writing. This week my head is spinning with copy, and it is all necessary. I decided to expanded Relationships of the Heart.
This requires money, so along with my piles of writing requirements is writing copy for crowdfunding. Below I share 2 of my links to check them out. Along with the unfolding of my new website.
As I write this to you, my first thought is I long to set all of what I write above aside, and work on my book. In reality this is not going to happen. Instead I will push through to the other side, and finish what is before me. Then I will jump back into the community book writing.
Keep writing my friends. It is best to remind ourselves even if we are lifetime writers, there is more to life than sitting by ourselves and writing. People are important, it’s a constant challenge to find the balance, but it is important. If you feel like you are hitting a wall, take smaller steps forward and continue on.
Founder and Leader of Relationships of the Heart
If you are interested it would be great if you would encourage me, by giving any amount. In fact Crowding funding #2, allows you to give a minimum of $1.00. Drop in the amount that is the price of a coffee, or a fast food lunch. It will encourage this Life Time Writer as she forges ahead.
I cannot recall a time when I was not writing. Whether it was writing a paper in high school, in college, in journals, business letters, partner letters, copy for videos, audios and finally online and in books.
A few years ago I stumbled on a site and began placing my teaching material on the site. Now, some of this material is in my books.
If you write online, save your writing friends. You never know when the time will arrive and you will desire to use it in a book.
My writing from 2011.
Today I as I read Acts 19 I focused on the riot in Ephesus that was started by one instigator named Demetrius. He was concerned about the loss of his income. Behind the scenes he insinuated future problems.
All it takes is one person behind the scenes to stir up the people around him to cause problems. People such as Demetrius never operate in the public eye they usually operate behind the scenes.
Most of us at one time in our life, may experience the problems that someone like Demetrius causes. Although this may not be an all out riot, their words seriously affect our life.
What did Paul do? Did he set out to confront Demetrius? No, he just kept moving forward preaching and teaching the Gospel. He kept his eye on the prize!
Paul speaks from his prison cell in Philippians 1:12-14
Now I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel. As a result, it has become clear throughout the whole palace guard and to everyone else that I am in chains for Christ.
Because of my chains, most of the brothers in the Lord have been encouraged to speak the word of God more courageously and fearlessly.
Reminder for my readers today; As you share the gospel there will be those that will oppose you. They will oppose you to your face and they will oppose you behind the scenes just as Demetrius did.
In fact those who oppose you, may be other Christians. The key is, just as Paul did, even from a prison cell, just keep moving forward. There will always be the Demetrius’s in our world
(Copyright 2011, Nancy J. Watta)
Remember writers write, they do not only talk about writing.
When the lion of opposition roars we must stand our ground.
When I began to wade into the land of being a public person in a new city, it required me to get over insecurities of living life in a city where I had no history.
It is in this place where the war began to tear at my well being.
The jeolousy of others surfaced from hidden places with attacks with words, which added to my insecurity.
The critics and self-proclaimed coaches moved in to speak words of death over my life. The imperfections of my life were shouted from the mountain tops and passed around behind the scenes.
I recall a time when I walked around the corner and overheard a group of men laughing at my beginning efforts to launch into the land of writing, teaching and travel.
This was the most difficult, because I had no idea they felt this way. I considered them to be my friends.
It is years later as I write this, realizing when the lion roars it is the enemy trying to stop us in our tracks.
The words hurt, but they did not stop me from moving forward. I forgot about this incident, until I was scanning through past writing to use in my future leadership book and stumbled on what I share in this post.
Not long ago, I experienced a similiar situation. Only this time it was not a group, it was a phone conversation that I unintentionally overheard.
I was not mistaken that the conversation was about me. It was a lie, but I let it go, because it is important for me to stay focused on what is more important for me to handle in my life today.
Leadership Point- We must choose our battles wisely, and not allow others to distract us from what is more important.
It is 10:15 p.m. on a Thursday evening. For the last week my blog would surface in my mind at odd times in my day. In the middle of editing my course I begin to think about what I will write for the Life Time Writer.
I walk to the mailbox, and I begin to write a post in my head.
I wake up in the morning…well…you have the idea. It is time to write this post!
It is 10:15 p.m and all of “other” writing is off my desk. I am sitting before my screen signed in to the Life Time Writer page. Much has happened since my last post.
The Relationship Conference is growing as we set up conferences in 3 locations in the USA and a 4th as a global conference.
This journey began with writing. Writing 3 sentences on a page, that became 3 topics for a conference. All writing…
An online course flowed out from the 3 sentences on a page.
A book focused on community, is partially written and flowing out of the 3 sentences on a page.
AND FINALLY…the memoir is in the beginning stages.
As a life time writer my life has had moments of pain, struggles and hardships. Yet, there is always a rainbow waiting for me on the other side.
As I write this post I am reminded that this writing story of mine, is the beauty that unexpectedly arrives in the middle of life and my writing.
Words for my readers; Don’t forget to look for the joy in life. Look for the beauty and enjoy the writing journey.
Be determined to become a life time writer. The world is waiting for you and your words.
Lately I describe my life using one word. Write, write, write and write again. Have you ever experienced a time of stretching with your writing?
Currently my writing requires different styles of writing. Everything from writing short copy for marketing, to writing an online course, writing a blog post, and a book. I am finding because of the diversity of the style it requires me to have a discipline mind.
Do you ever struggle with writing in different styles? For me I am finding to break my writing projects into days. On the day I am working on the course I do not work on the book. The next day I work on the book.
Today’s world of writing is changed forever. How about you do you have suggestions that may assist others in our changing world of writing. Go to the comment section and share with us.