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Sunday. Wow. There’s so much going on that I didn’t finish my devotional until almost 10:00 PM. We left the house at 7:30 for church because I had to set up the slideshow. We were there until after 12:00 Noon and then I had to leave for the Nursing home at 1:45. I left later because I was trying to fix an email situation for my wife. While working on that, I had to deal with a couple of issues related to my books on Amazon. (More later.) When I got to the Nursing home, we had a delay in starting because of some issues there. So, I got home late and we had to turn around almost immediately – ok – I kept working on the email thing – and get to church. My wife had handbells and I was setting up for Financial Peace University. Setting up and taking down lasted from 4:00 to about 7:00, then a quick trip to get groceries for dinner and medications and it was about 8:00 before I started working on any writing.
The first thing I worked on was my biography for my Amazon Author page. That became my challenge writing project for the day. And, I now have an Amazon Author Page! I also got the paperback and Kindle editions of the May June devotional series published.
Then, I finished my devotional (449 Words) – April 29 – Heaven is Like…ah…Hmmm…Guess I’ll Trust God For That
There’s still so much to do!
Today almost was a repeat of yesterday. Thee were some tense times at the house as my wife dealt with some issues. Lately, it seems like every time something seems to happen to give her hope, the rug is pulled out from underneath her – at work and in her doctoral project. Today it was a work issue. (No, don’t ask, I ain’t saying anything more about that.) I had to leave for tutoring today before I finished my devotional. I wasn’t happy with the direction it was taking anyway. I got an idea on my way to tutoring, and I liked it better than what I had been doing. Overall, let me just refer you to the last sentence. I didn’t finish that til after 8:00 PM. When I did my challenge writing, I went back to my Time Travel short story, so I’m back in Time, and got almost 575 words done. I’m making some major changes, but I think it’s going well.
I didn’t even look at the critique of my descriptive writing course. And tomorrow’s gonna be a long day also.
Today’s devotional (496 words) – April 26 – All You Really Need Is (A Changed) Heart
When I was in High School, I played in the band. I can’t tell you how many times I heard the director say to the whole band something like, “That piece is supposed to be lively. You folks made it sound like moldy molasses.” That’s how my writing flowed today. The devotional went fine, 581 words. Then, after doing a few things around the house, I started trying to work on a piece I’m trying to submit to an anthology on Time Travel. I had gotten some notes back from an editor, and as I tried to incorporate them, nothing flowed. I wrote enough words to cover my challenge, barely, and left it til tomorrow because … well … because.
While dealing with the writer’s block, I read some more of the Venom Protocols and of God Dreams. I also played Splatoon, trying to free my mind. Have I told you that I’m not a gamer? Anyway, I finished the writing after church and watched my daughter play Splatoon the way it’s supposed to be played.
Today’s devotional: April 18 – Gaining Focus in the Middle of a Carnival
Yes, that’s a take-off of Grisham’s book A Time To Kill. Editing kills me, so I thought the title was appropriate. After writing my devotional of 525 words, I spent most of the day formatting and editing. I put the May-June Devotional book into the font and sizes that I want for submission and started one last read through, fixing things as I went along. I spent about 5 or 6 hours working on fine-tuning everything. I’ve finished up to May 31. I just have June to check out. I should be able to send to the publisher by Tuesday at the latest.
I started using Grammarly as part of my work. Not on that manuscript, because it’s too much to work on now. But it’s giving me nasty notes when I try shortcuts here. Long day. I’m tired. Still have dishes to do. More tomorrow. I have church tomorrow so I won’t have much writing time. Some things are more important than writing.
Today’s Devotional (525 words): April 14 – Searching For Real Treasure
Reading: continuing on with the Venom Protocols.
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BECOMING THE OIL AND THE WINE
Check her blog out – she writes good stuff!