Life time writers and challenges

The struggle of book covers and dpi.

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Quotes from the Heart for Women Leaders

I sent my book in for formatting and received the digital copy. The challenges of self publishing! My cover, (which I love) is not the correct dpi for printing.

If you are not familiar with this term it means when the paperback copy is printed it is highly possible my cover photo will  not be clear.

It is a bit frustrating, because I am unable to change this cover to fit the correct parameters.

BUT as writers, we do not give up, correct? People who do not write, stand on the outside and eventually see the finished product, but they do not realize the many hours of focused work required for the book to become a finished product.

BUT to non-writers this is ok, because this is part of what we do as writers. We may become frustrated, a little angry or discouraged, but a true writer, may take a break, but we do not stop writing.

To my writing friends, when you hit any type of wall, take a short break, go for a walk, or maybe you simply need a little rest. A time will arrive when the writing project is finished and it is now in the hands of your readers.

Selah, pause, breathe deep, and press on.  ~Nancy~

 

Relationships of the Heart, 3 Part Mini Lesson

Relationships are important and require communication in 3 areas. In Relationship with Jesus, In community, and with people who are different than ourselves.

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Quotes from The Heart for Women Leaders

Encouragement for women in leadership to persevere and not give up.

Now available, Quotes from the Heart, For Women Leaders. eBook/PDF format. $5.00.

Words to encourage women as they serve in leadership in our fast paced world.

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When Our Heart is Ripped to Shreds

Only a may understand the words this may rip my to shreds..

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Life on Paper…with Nancy J.

The journals of Nancy J. A story of wandering, searching and battle.

The Place To Process Thoughts In Africa

Photo- My desk in Africa in 2009. Looking out my guest house window.

Africa across street from hotel

Photo- The view from my desk in Africa. Each morning I watched the shops open for business. Many of the businesses were operated by women.

Next Week is the week! I will begin sharing a few thoughts from my journals on, “The Life Time Writer.”

My pages are filled with words of the ups and downs of life. Years ago he big struggle began when my feet landed in my current city.

Up, down, sideways, including legalism and battles specifically fought as a woman in the business world and the world of religion.

Life on paper…

To be continued…

Nancy J.

Still Alice, When Alzheimer’s Strikes

Hearts are turned inside out, when Alzheimer’s arrives at our doorstep.

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Not long ago I read the book Still Alice and a few days ago watched the movie version of the book.

The book and the movie brought tears to my eyes. The writers of the book and the movie, brought the emotion of an intelligent educated woman who experienced the early onset of Alzheimer’s and opened her heart bare before us.

The book and movie reveals to us everyday raw emotion in an impossible situation. The deep struggle of the woman, when she received the diagnosis, along with losing touch with everything dear to her.

The adult children grappling with the fact that the day would arrive when the mother they loved would not recognize their faces.

A husband who loved his wife dearly, grappling with his wife’s illness. At the beginning denial, and a continued all consuming love for his wife, and his adult children as her mind descended into blankness.

For a few minutes I pressed pause for the video, because this story was taking me back to  a time long ago.

I recall the day my Grandfather visited our home. He was sitting in a chair in our living room with his head in his hands. He was crying, and repeating over and over, “I can’t find my way home. I don’t know how to get home.”

My mother stood next to him and was trying to console him.

I have never forgotten that day, because this was the day we all realized my Grandfather was no longer able to be alone.

You see, my Grandfather lived in a house a short distance from  my parent’s. For me this experience was sudden.

My Grandfather was not as young as the Alice we read about in the book or watch in the movie. He was elderly, but this did not make it any easier. The Grandfather who was always in my life from the day I was born, was gone.

Today I was looking through a few photos from long ago. One of the photos touched my heart and brought a smile to my lips. It is a photo of my Grandfather holding my tiny little daughter, who is now not far from being 40 years old.

It is a special photo, that I will cherish forever and eventually I will pass it on to my daughter who is the baby he is holding.

Emotion, tears, anger, rejection, sadness, joy, rage, denial, loss, love, perseverance. All real emotions we will experience in our lives. Raw, revealing, and hearts exposed to the reader and movie watcher.

To my writing friends; don’t be afraid to reveal emotions in your writing. In this way we will touch the hearts of our readers in ways that may even bring healing to their lives.

 

 

The Book is Calling Our Name

The struggle of writing requirements, overrides our desires.

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I begin my morning scanning through the files on my computer. I am looking for a folder with a list of characters for a fiction book.

I am unable to find the character sheet, but I locate the outlines for other books I am working on.

I scan the memoir, the community book, the outline for a future course and an idea sheet for writing topics.

I stop at the community book folder and long to open the file and work on this book today. It is calling my name. It is calling me, please spend time with me.

BUT

this is not to be.

Instead I close the file and move back into focusing on the online course I am writing and designing on the topic of a quiet heart.

Then…..after a few hours I will move back to the book writing that is calling my name.

Write on my friends, do what needs to be finished then move into the file that is calling your name.

Nancy