Before the darkness gave way to daylight, she stirred in her sleep. She recognized that stir, it was soft not aggressive but assertive. She turned over to her side defiant. She rebelled against anything that wouldn’t let her enjoy her sojourn to lala land. Barely two seconds after she had turned to find a comfortable position, there was that stirring again. This time she bulged. Struggling to untangle her legs from the sheets, she picked up her phone to look at the time. Come now, this early on a Saturday? Really? It’s 4:38am ,she thought. struggling to keep her eyes open, she clicked on the YOUVersion app on her phone, read the day’s verse, meditated a little then padded her way to the kitchen to make a pot of coffee.
Soon after, she picked up her laptop and did exactly what that stirring in the wee hours of the morning required her to do…write.
Three hours and four thousand words later, she was on a roll, thankful that she had listened to that stirring. The Holy Spirit…nothing could stop her now except the three little words that came moments later.
“Good morning mummy,” her daughter said. Then her reality began to set in, she saved her document, said goodbye to her characters, then put on her other hat…the one she cherished the most. Mommy.
This was my day started, now I’m getting everything in order for back to school Monday. Labelling supplies, laundry and putting things exactly where they should be for easy access. What are you up to this weekend?
Oh by the way…happy new month. it’s August..the sunday of summer. Sunday of summer, you get it? How are those dreams and visions coming? On Wednesday the 6th will mark my first year as a published author, and I will officially be revealing my 4th book cover. God is good.
If you have been following this blog for a while, you’d know that it was a unexpected stint in the hospital that got me to use the gift God had given me to honor Him. I knew I could write…I mean I had a blog that was two years old and thriving. But I didn’t believe that I could craft a book. I am an avid reader, so when I read the words of others I kinda second guess myself a lot. So fear was a huge factor in my unwillingness to step outside my comfort zone.
Then all of a sudden I let go you know the story, if you don’t read it here…anyway I’m now on my second novel and numerous short stories later and I have to say sometimes I still struggle with the little voice that says “Is this piece good enough” You know that fear that always rears it’s ugly head. I am becoming more confident as I hone my craft and lean on God but I say all this to say…
You are unique. You have a voice. You matter. It may not be a big voice but it matters. Whether you want to write or start a business or do something that you have been hesitant to do. Just do it! If you fail try again but don’t silence your voice because you think its not good enough.
Before I sat down to type this, I got an email from one of my mentors, I sent her my new novel. You see I was on pins and needles all week… This was what she thought…
I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was so juicy. Unoma, don’t under estimate your talent. Walk with an ear to hear God’s voice and let Him guide you and you will be blessed among authors. Amen.
My stories might not be the most unique cos hey I write romance…how many ways can a boy meet girl story go but my stories have one thing in common…they are written by me, my voice, my brand.
Ephesians 3:12~Because of Christ and our faith in him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God’s presence
Then the LORD replied: “Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it.~ Habakkuk 2:2
Hey everyone, the second week of the year. What’s the outlook? Did you write those goals down? I believe in writing my goals down and I do pretty good with that.
Normally by the beginning of the year I would tell my readers/followers what to expect. Well its the 10th and I haven’t done that…why? Fear of being held accountable because I have so much I want to get accomplished.
Tonight I’m writing it down and sharing and I hope you all keep me accountable.
If you don’t have time to write, you don’t have the time (or tools) to write~ Stephen King
With that being said. I decided to take part in a Goodreads reading challenge. I would read 36 books this year by the grace of God. I have three books down already. To take part or see the challenge click here
Right now I’m reading Never Say Never by Victoria Christopher Murray.
I have also committed to actively reviewing everything I read on my blog.Do you have a recommendation for me? Let me know.
This year I’m hard at work. I aim at pushing myself further while still committed to the best quality possible. For right now, this is what my calendar looks like #prayforme
Amarachi~ The Grace Of God.
A Fighting Chance, Book 1 of Sons of Ishmael Series Itohan & Osaro’s story
A Holiday Story. Not sure of the couple yet or the holiday 🙂
I have some lined up. Once they are set in stone I’ll share.
Hope you had a very Merry Christmas. I sure did. I’m normally not a last minute gal but I have been so engrossed in finishing the first draft of my upcoming novel Amarachi and promoting The Christmas Ultimatum that I totally just let the stuf pile up.
Gifts were wrapped on the 22nd, Christmas dinner was not planned till the 23rd. The we went shopping, got the ranch dressing forgot the salad, also forgot the flour for homemade gravy… I thought people were going to go hungry. But it all came together in the end. Largely due to my hubby and mom who is visiting with my dad from Nigeria. I would never forget this Christmas…it was fab. Even my birthday which is on the 24th was memorable. Didn’t do much. I never do, just a lot of reflection but to have my parents here was the icing on the cake. Oh yes I did… my mom, my daughter and I baked cookies.
Christmas Day: Everyone was gathered round the tree to open presents while watching the Disney Parks Parade, my kids were ecstatic…but I’m nervous, will I like my gift, but then thwe thought is what counts( yeah right 🙂 I ripped mine open and my hubby got me a Kindle Fire HD 8.9. aaaaaaahhhhhhhhh perfect!! I’m so stuck in my ways with paperbacks that he says I need to get in with the ‘new’.In my opinion, nothing can compare to the smell of paper and flipping pages but I’m willing to give this a try.
In all the hoopla and celebration I know I have been bad. I haven’t written a lick. Not a letter, or a word or constructed a sentence since the 20th… I feel awful. Even though I’m my own boss I have deadlines and goals, not writing for 7 days is gonna put me way behind unless I burn the midnight oil for a couple of days.
But oh well its the holidays 🙂
How was your Christmas? Do tell.