It’s Fall!! My favorite time of the year.In the beginning of the year I set some writing goals for myself. Specific, Measurable, Attainable,Realistic & Time specific. It’s important for us to set those kind of goals so that we don’t end up setting expectations that are too high or run the risk of just wandering through our plan without a focus.
If you want to see what they were you can check the post out 2014 Writing Goals. So let’s take a look,
Reading: You know the popular Stephen King quote…if you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the tools you need to write. Reading is like fuel for any writer. I’m doing well on my Goodreads reading challenge. I’m at 61% of my goal. I got to try some new authors and genres I won’t normally read. You can check me out on Goodreads. Did you sign up for the challenge? How are you doing?
Writing: One of my favorite Bible verses is Proverbs 16:3 Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans… so in as much as I had my plans and worked hard to achieve them I left room to adjust to His grand design. After all everything I do is for His glory.Well I think I delivered on what I promised….almost.
1. I released When You Let Go in May (formerly titled Amarachi). It’s doing really well. I’m thankful to my reader & supporters.
2. I’ll release the first book in the Sons Of Ishmael series, A Scoop Of Love on Dec 3rd.
3. In lieu of the holiday story I wrote some short stories, you can read them in the My Shorts category.
If I had a USB connected to my head I would have been able to churn out a lot more…LOL. It’s hard walking around with all these ideas, every character is vying for attention, but in due time..everything in order. Currently I’m working of book two of the Ishmael series titled Anchored By Love.
However I didn’t do any events. I spent that time on a family vacation and the premiere of my company’s first feature film. As well as being a wife, mummy and having a full time job.
I say all this not to brag in anyway but to give God the glory and encourage you that you can do anything, absolutely anything you set your mind to. Just stay connected to your creator and plan accordingly but most important of all be flexible to His will. Celebrate the small things, keep the faith, hold on to hope while relying on the grace of God. Paul said it best…but by the grace of God. I am what I am.
Next time I’ll share a character interview for my current heroine and the writing process I use.
How did you do on your goals? Did you remember to celebrate your smallest accomplishments? How to do you stay connected to God in this world of ‘busy’? Please share in the comments.
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