Our life is more than being a writer

As writers, we are more than our writing.

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I am beginning to write this series, to allow you to follow me and hear from me about what is going on behind the scenes.

I will share about what is happening in the area of my writing, but I will also share more than my writing.

Why? Because as writers, we are more than our writing.

What I share here will also be shared in other online areas, in various forms. Some venues will include more information, some less. BUT the theme will be the same.

I will be sharing my heart with you, as I follow the voice of the Lord. Everyone will not agree with the direction I am taking, but it is necessary.

Obedience is necessary. we are to seek wise counsel, but wise counsel does not include following the advice of everyone, because this causes confusion and polarization. Also everyone who gives counsel is not wise!

Let’s begin here…

In 1997 I moved to the city where I currently live. Prior to moving here, the Lord gave me 2 sections of scriptures. They have always stayed with me.

The first is Exodus 3 and 4:11-12.

The second is Isaiah 6:1-8. Specifically verse 8. Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: “Who shall I send, And who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here I am send me.!”

The third is for now! Isaiah 43:18- “Forget the former things; do no dwell on the past.

19-See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.

20- The wild animals honor me, the jackals and the owls, because I provide water in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland, to give drink to my people, my chosen,

21 the people I formed for myself that they may proclaim my praise.

Today, I am once again obeying and the stepping out in faith…more of my story to be shared soon.

Writing Marathon, Head on Desk

Writing can be beautiful, and at the same time challenging.

I am coming out of a 4 day writing marathon. What non writers do not realize is, writing marathons are mentally exhausting. Head on desk. Day off.

Join me here

I include my books too!

Have you experienced a writing marathon?

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Born Not to Quit, Resilience

My word for Monday was RESILIENCE

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

Writing and the Wall, with Nancy

I will push through to the other side, and finish what is before me.

From my desk to yours….

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.

Nancy

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.

Crowdfunding 1- Relationships of the Heart. https://gogetfunding.com/relationshipsoftheheartwithnancy/?fbclid=IwAR0y0y60cOJFr1DnRZmos1YcZDKu3wvSAzxKOJY0TSy2fFOADmj_-1lfPvM

Crowdfunding 2- Help me to Grow Relationships of the Heart, https://www.gofundme.com/help-me-to-grow-relationships-of-the-heart

Check out my new website- We still have lots to do, but it is getting closer to being finished. http://relationshipsoftheheart.weebly.com/about-nancy.html

Writing and Walking Through Our Life

I  write, and I write, and I write. I write conference, workshop material, books, marketing copy, and blogs. Yes, I write.

Writing my memoir is a process. It is a process of walking through my life, and at the same time looking at the past, and keeping the past the past.

This morning at 9 a.m. I changed my focus for my memoir one more time. I shall be 60 soon, and I have years of life behind me.

This morning I am settling on my focus. I will be writing with transparency the ups and downs from when God called me to lead, years ago, to today. 

My first book was, “A Hurting Heart Turned Inside Out.” This story will be told by looking on the inside at myself, and sharing with my readers.

It is time. It is a time for honesty and for transparency.

Selah (Pause) Continuing on. I hope you stay on journey with me, as I write and share what is going on with me. 

AND

maybe by telling my story, you will no longer feel as if you are living on an island as a woman who leads.

~Nancy~
Founder and Leader of Relationships of the Heart

I can also be found at- http://relationshipsoftheheart.weebly.com/newsblog

Or join me on Facebook at- https://www.facebook.com/relationshipswithnancyJ/

Quotes from the Heart

Quotes from the heart is a small book for women serving in leadership roles in our fast paced, informational saturated world.

Quotes from the heart is a small book for women serving in leadership roles in our fast paced, informational saturated world.

The first volume of the book is finished. It is a great resource for encouragement in the life of a leader or a the general public.

Use to launch topics in small groups, along with assisting to design illustrations to be used in teaching and preaching.

Topics; Relationships, Forgiveness, Boundaries, Perseverance, and more.

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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Nancy