This year ...
Man. What can I say?
I started this year with grandiose plans for writing. I wanted to write at least two new books (finishing up my road-trip romance series I started writing last year), edit at least two books, and gain at least one, if not two more contracts. Well. Where am I in all that?
I have written another book. But not either of the ones I had meant to. I wrote the one for the trilogy I'm doing with Heather Greer and Erin Howard, instead.
And I have gotten another contract! Yay!
But then, I sort of lost my momentum. Until Katie nudged me this week.
My friend Katie and I met in school at Freed-Hardeman. We went on a mission trip to Canada together after my freshman year of college. And she and her now-husband were in Dactylology club with me, too. (That means sign language club, fyi, and it's something I very much enjoyed all through college). We had lost touch after all of us graduated, but met up again a few years ago when we all happened to be back on campus. She found out I had been published and offered to help edit things as I needed. I have now used her a couple of times.
I had considered sending a proposal I was working on her way recently, but never got to asking her about it. And my other girls who had been helping me skim and proof were all busy. So, I was basically sitting here twiddling my thumbs and not going after another contract (because why not?). And then Katie sent me a message.
She just gave me a little nudge, asking if I needed anything proofread.
I did, and we worked out the details quickly. And this sense of relief and uplift came over me. After all, sometimes all we need is someone else to push us to do what we should be doing anyway.
And when she basically admitted to having asked because she didn't want to wait any longer to read more of my stories, that made me feel even better. Because even though I love to write, and I think my stories are okay, it's nice to know there are people out there who love them just as much (if not even more, sometimes). It helps us keep going, telling more stories, and getting more books into your hands.
Have you needed a nudge lately? I hope God sent you one just as sweet!
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