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

 

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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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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.

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

Resources for Writers

Check this post out for one of my favorite resources.

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One of my favorite resources. Simply subscribe with your email address. I always do a quick scan of the resources I receive. It is a valuable tool for finding connections to submit your writing.

Writing Resource for Writers

 

 

Writers Write, They Do Not Only Talk About Writing

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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.

The Instigator

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.

Nancy

Requirements of Today’s Writer

The requirements of a writer of books are no longer the same today.

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The requirements of a writer of books are no longer the same. The requirement of good writing and writing for our audience has not changed.

BUT

a time consuming change is here. The change is we must be part of marketing our own material. Even big name writers experience the change of self promotion.

Last week I designed a promo, ( I have others floating around out on social media too!)

A Hurting Heart Package 1,

The details are found at the link below.

 

The Details

If you are willing, hop on over to the comment section of this post and share a few of your promo ideas. 

Nancy,

The Life Time Writer