Two days ago I put on my hiking boots, (nice, they are warm!) Put on my winter mittens, hat, scarf, and heavy coat! Brrr…I head out the door for a brisk walk, because I was beginning to feel sluggish from being inside! The thought of stepping out into 24 degree Fahrenheit weather was not comforter! BUT…I realized I must do this!
Today was day 2 of my winter walk, and once again the temperature was below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. I did not let the temperature stop me, and placed my feet on the street once again.
Except for the traffic; it is my time of quiet, my time of thinking through, and a little writing takes place in my mind.
2020 is on it’s way and I am making my writing goals. Do you set writing goals for yourself? Usually mine writing goals are not specific enough. As the new year approaches I am making new goals.
My first goal is to finish the book that will not be finished in 2019. This is my fault, because I did not set up a specific plan to complete my memoir. The second is to complete a second book. The second book is completed in the area of research, now I need to get down to the work.
What is my solution? I am setting up a writing calendar in the same way, I set up my calendar for other areas of my life.
It would be great if you share your writing goals with us in our comment section.
Also, join me to check out more of my areas of leading.
Yesterday was a great day. I worked on my Go Fund Campaign. It is moving slow, but I am determined to continue on. I was chatting with a friend Monday evening, and she agreed with me as we chatted, about tough financial times in the past, but as we look back we are reminded that we made it through.
I think back to the time when I became a single mom, and lived on $200 per week. The loss of my job a few years ago, walking in the snow, and in the rain to go to the bank, and pick up my groceries. The loss of my car, because I could not make the payments, and many more struggles, but I made it through.
A constant time of living on the edge of homelessness, and yet staying off the street, and moving forward.
It seems I was born with the buzzword of today. The word is resilience. If you are not familiar with the word resilience it is defined as; the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness, the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity.
No matter how hard I fall, or what happens I am able to eventually get back up. I may fall apart in the background, confess my struggle to people close to me, and then get back up and continue on. I may cry and not understand, but I continue on.
During the worst of times, I launched Relationships of the Heart, published 2 books, and I traveled to Tanzania, India, Japan, and Kenya.
AND now, I am stepping back into the public eye once again. This time it will be online and offline. God and I had a short meeting on Sunday during a message from my Pastor. I had one conversation about this with a friend. I am in a season even if I am low on finances, I will not give up, and I will not quit.
I will move ahead with the out of state radio interview, the ad placements for my book in 3 counties, and allowing the radio station to place my live interview on a morning show, and the evening news.
The enemy of my soul, always fights against me in one area of my life when I take a leap of faith. The area is in finances. I will not quit, and I will not back down, even when I receive messages telling me that I should quit.
I did not walk through this fire to quit at the age of 60.
My Grandmother lived to be 101, and she reminded me when she was in her 90’s, “Nancy do not wait to do what you know you are to do. Do it while you are able.”
AND so I continue on in the battle. Cherishing my Grandmother’s words, and my growing up years with my Father, who constantly said, “Don’t quit Nancy. Yes, you can do this.”
Onward I go, even when I do not know how everything will work out. I hope you will do the same, in the middle of your struggles and uncertainties.
If you would like to check out my latest crowdfunding campaign see the previous blog post.
Nancy Founder and Leader of Relationships of the Heart
I am on day 5 of writing copy and crowdfunding. (For details see previous post.) It is Saturday morning, and I am surprised I still have words pouring out of me to write.
On day 5 of my 12 hour days, I am still pushing through with my crowdfunding and all kinds of small snippets of writing.
If you are a writing and you desire to publish, it will be necessary for you to be part of the promotion of your book. It is the world we live in!
Yesterday I wrote the following;
This is an excerpt from my latest community news. When we least expect it the doors swing open, and opportunities arrive.
I smile and I laugh, when I reflect on the photo below. I am the oldest daughter of 5 children. When I think of what I am stepping into today I am amazed.
I had no idea when I was 10 years old, surrounded by my siblings, holding my brother, that someday I would travel outside of the USA equipping and training leaders, write 2 books, and design a conference. BUT God…he knew what was up ahead for me. Sigh…I am thankful.
Today’s surprise is when I connected with an out of state radio station to advertise my book on a website. The reply was more than I requested. Advertisement on their website, all paper copy and radio ads were quoted at an affordable price.
The surprise- At no additional cost I will have the opportunity to be interviewed live by phone for a daily show, along with recorded interviews on 2 additional programs.
Everything I do cost money, including the roof over my head. If you are interested in giving simply go to this link or message me for additional ways to give.
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.