Last year at about this time, I suggested you set some goals for the new year. How did you do? What went right? Take time to celebrate your successes. That will give you hope and inspiration for the future. It will also help you set new goals that stretch you. …
Whatever holiday you celebrate this time of year, I pray it’s a delightful time spent surrounded by loved ones.
I am thankful for you
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 …
Set New Goals for 2015
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 …
To you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord.—Luke 2:11 Blessings to you this day and in the new year. Thanks for letting me contribute, in whatever small way, to your writing journey.
Inspirational must-read book for new writers
Writing in Obedience: A Primer for Christian Fiction Writers by Terry Burns and Linda Yezak My Rating: ★★★★★ This is a truly wonderful book that will help Christian writers, especially novelists, clarify their place in the market. It helps us sort out whether our writing is a calling or an …
Happy New Year
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.
The power of small wins in writing a book
A friend on a writers’ e-mail list shared a link to this wonderful story about persistence: The Daffodil Principle It’s a lovely, inspirational story, but of course my first reaction — I suppose this is true for a lot of people — was to wonder whether such a beautiful garden …