Hey Writing Friends, A Song for You!

Writers who are serious about writing, understand the seasons of struggle.

Writers also may become discouraged. It is hard to explain to people who do not write, the energy needed to write.

I stumbled on this song today, and I thought this may possibly, encourage you to keep on trying. Keep on writing even if you fear failure.

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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 Radio Stations

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.

https://www.paypal.me/nwatta

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

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Gone, Writing with the door shut

Nancy, Facebook Live, Sept, 2018 (2)

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

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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Nancy’s Memoir, A Story of Rejection and Opposition as a Woman Leader

At the end of the road, we find joy, love and peace, as we turn and walk away from those who reject us and oppose our call.

The road is tough, rough, bumpy, curvy, and filled with pot holes.

BUT

We grow as we go.

We learn as we go.

We fall to our knees and cry, and get back up and go again.

Others surround us and pick us up and walk along side of us.

Others walk away and shake their head, because we refuse to be molded and shaped to become just like them.

At the end of the road, we find joy, love and peace, as we turn and walk away from those who reject us and oppose our call.

Selah  ~~~~~ Pause ~~~ In peace we walk on.

Nancy J.

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