TAYLOR’S TIPS for a more productive you…

Dear Friend,

Sometimes change is easy. Sometimes change is hard.

Sometimes we choose change. Sometimes change happens whether we like it or not.

Our lives could look like that meandering river pictured above. Our finances might take a turn to the left, or maybe a turn to the right. Our love life might look good one day and not so good the next.

Our writing world might look promising today and tomorrow not so bright.

Whatever happens in our life, there is one constant: CHANGE.

We need to embrace it, enfold it, hold it close to our chests. Why fight it?

I’ve tried fighting change. I’ve railed, I’ve cried, I’ve stomped my feet and screamed out loud. Did it do any good? Nope. Change still happened.

Maybe there are some changes you are looking forward to? Maybe there are changes in your future that you will eagerly embrace? That’s the spirit! Look for ways to love change. Make change a big part of your 2012. Institute little changes (like getting up an hour earlier to work on that manuscript), and larger changes (like sending out 4-6 manuscripts a month for possible publication), to even bigger changes (like attending a writers conference to talk to editors and agents).

You can do it! Change can be exciting and exhilarating. Breathe it in. And when good things happen to you because of changes you’ve made, pat yourself on the back. You’ve taken a step forward. Rejoice.

Happy writing and blessings on your work.


Follow your dreams…


I admit it. I didn’t get everything done that I should have over the Christmas holidays. I wanted to get my third and final Sunny Side Up e-book on Amazon and B&N but it isn’t done yet. My bad. 

These two are still available. The first is SUNNY SIDE UP: Inspiring Stories for WOMEN, where you’ll find uplifting and encouraging narratives about life as a mom, wife, sister, friend, and more. In SUNNY SIDE UP: Inspiring Stories for TOUGH TIMES, you’ll discover how others have tackled their problems head-on with faith and hope.


WOMEN on Kindle: http://amzn.to/tchBTI
WOMEN on Nook: http://bit.ly/uNwVSC

TOUGH TIMES on Kindle: http://amzn.to/oWyIIO
TOUGH TIMES on Nook: http://bit.ly/q7bNTG

Did you get an e-reader for Christmas? GREAT ! If you didn’t, you can still read e-books on your computer with Kindle for PC: http://amzn.to/dk8GIF

Also still available:
“The Complete Guide to Writers Groups That Work”
Kindle http://amzn.to/qDh28y
Nook http://bit.ly/qZTHIX
In Print through Amazon: http://amzn.to/n3wS5D

If you’d like to write a review after reading any of my books, I would absolutely love that! Thank you!

What’s Happening…

Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference March 30 – April 3, 2012. This premier conference has been geared for writers at all levels: freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior. Rachel, the conference director, has made it easy to find just the right classes to help you to better your craft. Come to Mount Hermon to meet, to learn, to refresh, to pray. http://mounthermon.org/adult/professionals/writers-conference 

Southern California’s BEST:

Antelope Valley Writers’ Conference May 4-5, 2012 Guess who’s the keynote speaker? Cec Murphey! You won’t want to miss this one! Put it on your calendar and plan to attend. Learn more than you thought possible about the writing world, mingle with others who share your passion, come away rejuvenated and refreshed. Join us. www.avwriters.com

Orange County Christian Writers Conference May 18-20, 2012 This conference has tons of learning opportunities, from intensive workshops, faculty panels, dining with faculty, consultations with those in-the-know, and much, much more. You get to meet these people up close and personal. They’ll share with you their knowledge and expertise. Come with an open mind and learn, learn, learn. www.occwf.org

See you at one, or maybe all three!

Blog: www.bjtaylorblog.wordpress.com 
Website: www.bjtayloronline.com


4 thoughts on “Change

  • January 24, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    “Way To Go”, B.J., but most of all take care of “YOU”, for you know that if you get too bogged down with all that dog care, writing, house care, cooking, cleaning, sleeping, going(have i left anything out?, sure i have)then you may not be able to do anyway all you’d like to do; Charlie Bear, don’t you let her get too involved with all her ‘TO DO LIST’ and wear herself out; Remind her; “That Tomorrow Is Another Day”; and if it dosen’t come, then we will not have it to worry about it. We will see you all on “The Flip Side”. Peep Mom, Beaugie & Piper

    • January 25, 2012 at 8:40 am

      Peep Mom, Beaugie, and Piper,
      Your wonderful advice to take care of me (Peep Mom) is well noted. I’ve even stepped away from the keyboard a bit and taken Charlie Bear for walks in the park near our home. He loves it as much as I need it.
      Thanks for listening, for commenting, and for supporting us in our blog posts.
      Love & Wiggles & Woofs,
      Mom Peep B.J. and Charlie Bear

  • January 23, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Boy, you hit the nail right on the head with this one, Charlie Bear. Tell your mom thanks…I’m TRYING to be grateful for last year’s “changes” that are still affecting my life.

    • January 23, 2012 at 6:42 pm

      Change IS hard. I know it’s been harder for you these past number of months with all the work going on at your house. Take care of yourself. That’s of utmost importance, Mom Peep always says so.
      Woofs & Wiggles,
      Charlie Bear


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