A New Beginning

As a professional procrastinator, I’ve been using the excuse that Moses was 80 before he got his marching orders from God to liberate Israel from Egypt.  No more procrastinating. Thursday was my 80th birthday. So it’s time to quit putting things off.

I’ve been listening intently for God to tell me what to do next. But there’s been a loud silence on that front. So I guess the next best thing is to do as my grandmother used to say. “When you don’t know what to do, just do the next thing.”

In interpret that to mean that one needs to do the next thing at hand. Whatever that might be – washing dishes, scrubbing toilets, or designing a website.

In April of this year, I signed up for a website building class from Lawson’s Writers Academy. The instructor, Lisa Norman, was a joy to work with, knowledgeable, approachable, and a bushel of fun. If you are an aspiring writer, I highly recommend LWA as a definitive resource.  But I digress… 

For years, I’ve been an aspiring writer. But I’ve also been a wife, mother, grandmother, employee (up until the last few years full time – now only 25 hours a week), and public speaker. My writing has had to take a back seat to all of the above. That stops right now!

This is my declaration of independence. From this day on, my writing will take precedence over everything else. (Well, except for my family…)

My writing plans are extensive, but I am certain that I can accomplish many of them. Harvest House published my devotional gift book As Grandma Says in 2011. That’s one completed.

From time to time, I will share those plans with subscribers in a newsletter. And occasionally in this blog as well. If you’d like to join me on this journey, just subscribe to my newsletter and/or follow this blog.

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  1. Excellent.

    1. Thank you, Shirley.

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