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5 Things Stopping You..

img-nanowrimo-typewriter1-300x198Hi y’all, let me start off by saying that I didn’t write this. I will say however that when I read it, it seemed the writer was in my brain when she did.  I started writing my book in 2006 but I can definitely say that all of the reason listed and more where the reason I stopped. Year after year, I kept putting it off till the little hospital incident I told you about.

So if you are reading this, let this be your wake up call…….

“Don’t let another year go by without getting started on your very own book!

There are many reasons why you have not gotten started. Don’t let anything stop

you now. You need to identify what is holding you back and begin working to reach

your goal. Take a look at this list and see if you see yourself in any of these reasons.

1. Fear – You are scared of what people might think of you as an author, and you may be hesitant to share personal information with the world.

2. Lack of Knowledge – You simply don’t know how to get started or how to be successful.

3. Lack of Support – Your family and friends may not encourage you as much as you would like but they just may not understand how important it is to you.

4. Lack of Resources – You have not found a cost effective way to get your book published.

5. Procrastination – You keep putting off writing until later, and the years keep passing.”

via http://www.facebook.com/superstarauthors

Be Blessed

Unoma

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Cast your NETS..

castHi y’all it’s been a while since I have been over here. I missed blogging but God called me to put a story together so I have been writing my debut novel. I’m glad to announce the first draft is done and it’s off to the editors. It has been a drawn out, complicated but fulfilling experience. I have loved reading every since I remember and I love writing short stories, but I have so afraid to commit to a full length novel.  I finally did it and with his grace you all will see it in the Spring, 2013. I’m so excited, more details to come.

Well this experience has taught me a lot, when I first started doing research and found out how many words made a full length novel I was literally shaking. I told my husband “Babe I got a story but I don’t think it will be that long”. So each day I sat down to write, I will be clue less on where to start. Then I will get up and start again. This continued for a month. I wrote my outline but still didn’t have clear direction or maybe that was just an excuse.

Then I prayed, I asked God to give me a story that will affect people, I asked “What do you want me to write Lord? I know what I want to write but is that your message?” Then I just let it be, one day and I kid you not one random day I stood up and started. I attacked my keyboard like never before and didn’t stop till 85k plus words later. Looking at my manuscript I was in awe…..I did that? Are you kidding me? Funny things is I started out not having a clear direction on one story, now I have five lined up..God is soo good.

I share this story to say, anything you commit to the Lord or ask Him for DO NOT under any circumstances limit HIM!! What we think is impossible for us is a breeze for HIM. Do you remember the story of Jesus telling Peter to cast his nets? Luke 5: 4-5  Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught. And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net. KJV

 Peter obeyed but not totally. Jesus told him cast your NETS, Peter casted only one NET. Since he casted only one NET he was able to harvest only one net worth of fish, although his harvest was a lot, it wasn’t all it could have been.  Was he afraid? Did he think, like most of us do…let me just do this it might work it might not if not no harm. Are we limiting God’s abilities because in our human eyes it’s not possible?

What are you hoping for today? Are you aiming too small? Our God is able to do exceedingly above all…..

Have a blessed day!!

Unoma