Posted in Between the Lines: This Writer's Journal

Writing Marathon

As my printer prompted me to refill the paper-tray several times, I reflected on how much has been accomplished after completing the rough draft of my sequel. Yet, I noted several bracketed comments reminding me how much work has yet to be done.  I am inspired as I prepare for another writing marathon that starts tomorrow and runs for seven days. This time I will be focusing on revising, though I anticipate I will be doing plenty of writing as well.

If you would like to join me this week, here is the format:

  • Half marathon- 1k words a day (or edit 2 chapters)
  • Marathon- 3k words a day (or edit 5 chapters)
  • Triathlon- 5k words a day (or edit 7 chapters)

I would love to complete a triathlon this week, but I am thinking that a half marathon is the better choice. I happen to have appointments every day this week, so there will be a lot of pit stops between tomorrow’s start and the finish line. The best thing on weeks like this one is to set achievable goals and not to be discouraged. Writing is so much about doing a little bit every day.

Happy writing to all!

 

Posted in Book Reviews, Uncategorized

You Can Do This: Seizing the Confidence God Offers by Tricia Lott Williford

Four Stars

Tricia Lott Williford’s You Can Do This: Seizing the Confidence God Offers is an encouraging read for building self-confidence and navigating life. Williford draws from her own experience gaining confidence as a widow and as a mom of two boys. Although I questioned the choice of a few quoted authors, there is wisdom in Williford’s take on how to find confidence through a life following examples from Scripture. This book is one to return to whenever a pick-me-up is in order.