Whatever holiday you celebrate this time of year, I pray it’s a delightful time spent surrounded by loved ones.
Here in the States it’s Thanksgiving, and as I reflect on the many things I’m thankful for—home, family, friends, my congregation, freedom, and meaningful employment—I want you to know that you have a place on that list, too. When I started this blog just under three years ago, no one was paying attention, and I had no assurance anyone would. But here you are. Your kind attention and thoughtful comments make this endeavor worthwhile. So I am thankful for you and to you, Dear Reader, for sticking with me. Whichever holidays you celebrate, may you be abundantly blessed this season.
If you haven’t already, this is a great time to set some goals. Not resolutions. We all know how those end up. I’m talking about real, attainable goals for your writing career.
Your goal could be time-based, for example, to spend an hour writing every day. Or it could be productivity based, such as writing 5,000 words per week.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, but ideally your goals will be SMART: Continue reading
One may walk over the highest mountain one step at a time. — John Wanamaker
Whatever mountain lies before you, whether it’s on the horizon or staring you in the face, I pray that this year you will reach the summit. When you get there…take time to enjoy the view.
Here’s a little Christmas present from Lindsey Stirling, one of my favorite musicians. If you sign up for her mailing list you can get an mp3 download of this song.
I’m enjoying our Thanksgiving holiday here in the U.S., in honor of which I share this neat infographic from one of my favorite sources, the History channel. Continue reading
Back in my newspaper days, Labor Day was one of a handful of company holidays. Sometimes we dreaded holidays, especially the Monday holidays, because that meant a “short week”—we had to produce the same number of pages in fewer days, which meant the price of a day off on Monday was overtime on Tuesday and Wednesday. Not to mention the Friday before.
Now, as a freelance editor, I could give myself the holiday off if I wanted to, but I probably won’t, because I love my work and I’m in the midst of editing a great novel by one of my brilliant clients. Continue reading
I’m taking the day off, and if you’re in the U.S., I hope you are, too. In honor of the holiday, here’s a fun infographic from The History Channel: Continue reading