and Now, The Memoir

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It is 10:15 p.m. on a Thursday evening. For the last week my blog would surface in my mind at odd times in my day.  In the middle of editing my course I begin to think about what I will write for the Life Time Writer.

I walk to the mailbox, and I begin to write a post in my head.

I wake up in the morning…well…you have the idea. It is time to write this post!

It is 10:15 p.m and all of “other” writing is off my desk. I am sitting before my screen signed in to the Life Time Writer page. Much has happened since my last post.

The Relationship Conference is growing as we set up conferences in 3 locations in the USA and a 4th as a global conference.

This journey began with writing. Writing 3 sentences on a page, that became 3 topics for a conference. All writing…

An online course flowed out from the 3 sentences on a page.

A book focused on community, is partially written and flowing out of the 3 sentences on a page.

AND FINALLY…the memoir is in the beginning stages.

As a life time writer my life has had moments of pain, struggles and hardships. Yet, there is always a rainbow waiting for me on the other side.

As I write this post I am reminded that this writing story of mine, is the beauty that unexpectedly arrives in the middle of life and my writing.

Words for my readers; Don’t forget to look for the joy in life. Look for the beauty and enjoy the writing journey.

Be determined to become a life time writer. The world is waiting for you and your words.

 

Write, Write, Write, and More Writing

Writing in different styles is a challenge.

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Lately I describe my life using one word. Write, write, write and write again. Have you ever experienced a time of stretching with your writing?

Currently my writing requires different styles of writing. Everything from writing short copy for marketing, to writing an online course, writing a blog post, and a book. I am finding because of the diversity of the style it requires me to have a discipline mind.

Do you ever struggle with writing in different styles? For me I am finding to break my writing projects into days. On the day I am working on the course I do not work on the book. The next day I work on the book.

Today’s world of writing is changed forever.  How about you do you have suggestions that may assist others in our changing world of writing. Go to the comment section and share with us.

Thanks in advance for joining us and sharing.

 

Nancy J.

The Life Time Writer

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

The Dance of The Writer and The Reader

The struggle of writing. Too honest and transparent or not enough.

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Be honest, be transparent. Oh no, you are too honest. You are too transparent.

Honesty and transparency is a dance. A dance of what to say and what not to say. A dance of not saying enough and saying too much.

Honesty and transparency. A dance of what to write and what not to write.

The dance of readers, the writer writes with too much honesty and transparency.

The dance of readers, the writer is not honest enough or transparent enough.

The dance of the writer and the reader.

Forever a struggle.

 

Beginning Again Does Not Mean We Are A Failure

Beginning again does not mean we are a failure.

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Happy New Year!

In a few days we will enter the year of 2017. For many as year end approaches it is a time when business owners review the previous year and set their sights on the approaching year?

In many ways the writing world is similar.

Did I finish the book I began in early 2016?

If I finished writing the book, “How many copies did I sell?”

If my book did not sell well, “Why? What do I need to do to improve in this area? Should I change my writing style? Is my writing not applicable to my audience?”

Did I not bother to market my book correctly?

If I did not finish writing my book, “Why did I not finish it?”

It’s reflection time! If we are not pleased with our answers to the above questions, it is not to late and we are not a failure.

Beginning again does not mean we are a failure. If it is our writing style, sign up for a writing class to improve.

Learn about publishing and marketing our writing.

Listen to authors who succeeded by listening to their podcasts, watching videos, attending conferences and reading books.

The exciting part about today’s writing is we have access online to the best writers. We can learn from them if we are willing.

I would love to hear from you. Do you have tips for our readers? What area do you struggle in as a writer. What are your specific plans to improve your writing in 2017?

Comment and share with us.

With hard work and a willing to learn mentality your success may be around the next curve.

Writing and Learning with you,

Nancy J.

 

 

 

 

When Emotions Pour From Our Finger Tips

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Writing. It is not always easy. There are times we try to stop our life from pouring from our finger tips to the keys, but we usually are not successful. If we could only write, without exposing our feelings this writing journey would be easier. If we could pour our feelings into our writing and not feel them, it would make our life so much easier too!

Yet, this is not the case for writers is it? Not long ago I published my first book. What was the toughest part of the publishing? In many places in the book I exposed my heart. I exposed my pain. I exposed my struggles. I exposed my tears, my sadness and my joy. I hung it all out for all to see.

When we write this way, there are times it brings a backlash from people around us. Did you need to share that? Isn’t that a bit much? Why are you so transparent? Then the opposing side; Why didn’t you share more? Where is the rest of the story? Why are you not more transparent?

The life of a writer. People read our words and they cause reactions that we have no control over. For that is what a writer does. We cause emotions to surface, the good, the bad, the ugly, the beautiful and the joyful. We are hated. We are loved. We are ignored and we are lavished with attention.

If we are not careful this life can easily become a life that spins us in circles. Yet, if we keep writing, and pour out our heart, whether people love us or hate us, people are reading what we write.