Gone, Writing with the door shut

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A few weeks ago I decided it was time to buckle down, stop procrastinating, sit in the chair and finish this book!  It is Volume 1 of a series.

As writers it is important to check out of a few places, and projects in life to finish the task. Otherwise we will be an author of books, that were never written.

Today my paperback proof copy arrived. It is exciting to hold the first copy in my hands. As writers I am sure you may feel the same.

As soon as I opened up the book, I noticed a couple of errors. This is why it is important if possible, to order a hard copy of our book in our hands.

Quotes from the Heart will be released next week.

AND THEN

I will step into finishing the book on community. The Community book is a 3 year project. The research is finished and a rough outline is in place.

AND AT THE SAME TIMe

I will be working on my memoir. Writing from the depths of my heart.

2019 is my year of completion. I hope you will choose the same.

From my desk to yours, wishing you well.

Nancy

Quotes, Vol 1, review copy

 

Quotes, vol 1, review copy, back

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Snow, Writing, and Cardio

This morning I opened my eyes to the land of snow.

I enjoy sitting at my desk today, because life only requires me to go outside for a short time.

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This morning I opened my eyes to the land of snow. I enjoy sitting at my desk today, because life only requires me to go outside for a short time.

I live in a place where we are to share snow removal duties for our small porch, but usually I am the one who grabs the shovel and gets the job done!

I try to remind myself, this provides me with my cardio workout without going to the gym. It costs me nothing!

In this season of my life, the majority of what I am doing requires me to sit. This means I need to intentionally get up and get going!

I will be back with a 2nd post to share an inside look on my current marketing, for my writing.  Then I will be working on the cover and back of the book, “Quotes from the Heart for Women Leaders.”

I will share a little about podcasts, interviews and linking arms with others.

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3 Books, 3 Relationships with Nancy

In today’s world, writing can take shape in various forms, and formats. In whatever format you are writing it is still true, to become better at our writing, we must write, write, and write again.

Contact me at Nancy@Relationshipswithnancy.com to receive an email when books are launched, social media locations, conferences/workshop availability offline and online, along with courses.

Join my podcast here, Relationships of the Heart. If you email me at the above address, I will forward the information to you, when we are live or the replay is available. On the most recent episode I talk about Christmas, Books and 2019. A word for you about completion.

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Returning to Deep Work, with Nancy

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This evening I opened my audio book from my local library, and  began to listen to the book, Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success In a Distracted World. Author- Cal Newport.
I am only on Chapter 1, but the Introduction immediately began to speak to me.
It is easy for us to become distracted in today’s social media filled world. As writers we are expected to set up a social media presence before our book is finished.
Lately no matter what I do with my schedule I am unable to fit in the time to write. As I listen to Deep Work, I realize the situation lies within me.
Deep Work allows us the luxury of thinking deep. As a writer I am finding my writing is becoming shallow.
I am determined to change this habit, as I listen to Deep Work. This means, I will need to spend less time on social media.
Blog reading doesn’t seem to suck up my time, because I am pretty focused in my reading, but my distraction is the constant switching of my brain into different areas.
It is a great time of the year, going into 2019 to begin a new habit. For me my habit is to return to an old habit, to spend time deep thinking, which means a more focused day.
AND
hopefully I will be able to finish the next 2 books I am working on.
Staying on the writing journey with you,
Nancy
Has anyone read, Deep Work? I would love to hear your comments and thoughts.

Groaning on the Inside, Expanding on the Outside

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Groan, groan, groan…

Have you ever silently groaned on the inside, because you were so, so tired?

For me tonight is a night of I am shouting in the inside, “I am tired!!!”

Yet, it is not a tiredness, because I have not had enough rest.

It is a tiredness, because I worked HARD today. I was productive today!

I am in a season of trying my best to write 1000 plus words for my memoir.

I am making it through, missing a couple of days, but I catch up the next day.

My writing includes hours of writing letters. The old fashion kind, place a stamp on it type of letters. This is good, because our world is now recognizing, the need for online mail, and offline mail.

I am writing a lot of copy these days. Copy for book marketing. Copy for the conference I lead. Copy for raising finances to expand, “The Relationships of the Heart Boot Camp.”

(I will share my copy at the bottom of this post.)

As a writer in today’s world it is important to have an online platform, and connected with people before a book launches and we are running out the gate.

For me I have one book to be published before the end of 2018. 2 more to be published in 2019!

Writing, pounding the keys. and continuing on. For now, I shall shut my eyes, for the keyboard will be at my desk tomorrow, waiting for me.

My latest work below…

Expanding The Relationships of the Heart Boot Camp

Writing with you,

Nancy J.

 

 

 

 

 

Writing and Quotes from the Heart

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Writing in today’s world allows writers to utilize various formats to sell books.

From paperbacks, to hard cover, to eBooks, audio and PDF’s, our options as writers are many.

Currently I am offering  my mini book, “Quotes from the Heart for Women Leaders,” for any amount.

What does this mean? Simply give any amount, through my paypal link below and you will receive a PDF copy of the book.

Place the words, “Quotes from the Heart,” in the note section when paying.  You will receive your PDF by

Important note- I manually email the copy to you, instead of through automation. This means you will receive your copy in an email within 24 hours.

Buy Here

Hope this gives you a simply idea to share your writing.  As you read,  Buy Here and enjoy my simple mini book.

Nancy

 

 

The Dark Side of Writing, with Nancy

The dark side is a lonely place. It is not a place of community, because in order to write we must be alone. It is not a time of chatting with others. It is a time of pushing through with our writing.

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For some authors a dark side of writing exists. It is the place where our conscious mind enters the scene as we write about emotional pain, grief, suffering, or destruction.

We my cry and feel pain whether we are writing fiction or non-fiction. We may become angry, and frustrated. There will be occasions in this place, where we will want to quit.

This is the dark side of writing. The self-doubt, the self criticism, the questioning of ourselves, wondering if what we write is good enough for others to read.

The dark side is a lonely place. It is not a place of community, because in order to write we must be alone. It is not a time of chatting with others. It is a time of pushing through with our writing. Even if we cry as we write about our life experience or a fictitious situation, the emotion is deep and sometime turns into darkness.

When the moment of darkness arrives we must remind ourselves, this is all part of the journey and life of a writer.  The dark side of a writer is necessary. For this is the place where our emotions will flow out into our writing.

Without darkness, there is no comparison to joy, and laughter. Without laughter and joy there is no comparison for darkness.

The key is, when we find ourselves wading into the dark side, we must be sure we do not stay in this place.

In the middle of today I stepped into the dark side of writing. As I finished, I looked out the window and the sun is shining brightly and soon I will venture out for a walk, to ensure, I step back out into the beauty of life.

Staying in the darkness is not an option…

Your comments and thoughts are welcome.