Blog Administration, Rwanda Trip

Twelve Years…

I got a note that I had registered with Word Press 12 years ago today. If you know me from this blog, I haven’t been saying much lately. I’ve been dealing with “way too busy” on other projects – including one with a deadline I hope to meet. I’ve been doing that while fighting through writer’s block, sometimes ecstatic to get between 4 and 500 words written in a day. Even the devotionals have been a struggle, although they did show up on my Daily Enduring Truth blog. I did finish the deadline and will be submitting soon. I can get back to my main writing and editing of my devotionals.

This blog will soon be the site where I give reports from trip to Rwanda. They will be password protected while I’m over there, but it’s easy to get on the prayer list to get the daily password. Just go to my prayer list sign up and register. You have a choice of getting things in an email or a link (with password) to the blog post on this site. I will eventually unprotect those posts, but while I’m traveling, I don’t like to give out too much information. Thanks for your friendship and support. God’s blessings on you!

Daily Work

May 9 – A Little More Relaxed Day

Today was a little more relaxed, even though I was a bit later than I wanted to be with the morning devotional with a little over 400 words. After that, I worked on the homework assignment in my online class. I probably should post some of those, especially if they aren’t part of one of my books. I could have counted that as my challenge writing, but I have a story I’m working on using that challenge, so I worked on that and wrote a good chunk of that story. I didn’t get any editing done, yet, today, but I still might since it’s early still. I do need to step up my game in the editing and the short story writing!

On the business side of things, Barnes and Noble accepted my application to publish there. I’m gaining outlets, now I need to begin the process of getting my work ready for publication!

Today’s devotional (400 words) – May 9 – Grace and Truth Changes Everything

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May 8 – Someday I’ll Get Caught Up!

I have a project I’m working on: my devotional books. Then comes a short story anthology and I say, “I can work on that.” After that, another writing challenge jumps up and drags me in. All with very quick deadlines now. Someday I’ll stop taking on these challenges so that I can finish the work I really want to do. “But it’s just a short story…” will go out the window. After I finish these stories. Because deadlines. I did get my devotional written on time today and got a lot written before I left for my chess lesson. Then, editing didn’t happen because we began the process of replacing washer and dryer. Found out flooring will need major work. Fun. But that will get done too. And I will meet deadlines. And, I will write my class assignments. A new one came on Monday, and I’m thinking hard about it!

Today’s devotional (440 words) – May 8 – I Will Be With You Always

 

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April 19 – A Rest, Then Development

Still smarting from the writer’s block yesterday, after I finished my devotional of 582 words, I relaxed. I did some walking, some exercising, some playing and some reading, I finished The Venom Protocols by John Murray McKay. I left a short review and a 4-star rating. There were one or two issues I had with the book, but overall, it’s a good action-packed read. I continued reading through God Dreams. I walked. After a late lunch, I ran an errand trying to get some giveaways for a career fair I’m going to present at in about a week. I failed. Miserably. Then I got my haircut. Very much needed. Rolling around in the back of my mind was how to approach this time travel short story. As I came up with an idea, it fit into the online class I’m taking and I used the first page as my homework. Then, I finished another page and a few lines onto page 3. I had to add/rewrite a lot, but I’m happy with the direction the edits/rewrite is going. Oh, and while I researched something else, I found out that someone had left a good review of my first devotional book. It was nice to see that. Book 3 in the series is about ready to put online. Then I’ll go back and finish editing book 2 and the final re-edit of book 1. I have one step to finish for book 3. Then, I’ll run it through the Amazon publishing process and it will be orderable.

Today’s devotional: April 19 – Light the Lamps and Sweep the House

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April 16 – Working Overtime

Ok, I didn’t REALLY work overtime. It was nice to have time that I could focus on my editing. I wrote my devotional this morning – 494 Words and then went to work on a course I’m taking in descriptive writing from Kelly Blanchard-Dale. Even old folks like me can learn from young folks like her. This week’s focus is on active voice, as opposed to passive voice. The writing sample I looked at made me realize that I use the passive voice more than I thought. I did a little bit of housework after that and then went back to editing the devotional book. I got 15 days worth done. I hope to finish June tomorrow and begin the final process of sending it to the publisher. I had chess clubs today and then cooked dinner in the middle of the editing times.

Today’s devotional – April 16 – Forward the Light Brigade