TAYLOR’S TIPS for a more productive you…
Do you ever feel like quitting? I do.
Sometimes I get in a funk: I’m not good enough as a writer; I stink as a wife; I’m not a great cook. And those are all true at some points in my life. Not all the time…but sometimes.
Here’s what I live by (and if you called me on the phone and asked me for this poem I could recite it to you word-for-word, that’s how much I live by it):
You can find varied versions of this Don’t Quit poem on the internet. But that’s my favorite.
Have you ever wanted to quit? What is one goal you’d like to achieve by the end of the year? Tell me yours and I’ll tell you mine.
Hugs and love, and blessings on your work.
Follow your dreams…
What’s Going On:
Is it chillin’ time? Feels like it. Summer is definitely here. But I made a move to the desert from a beach address and it’s HOT! Last month we took a road trip to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. What a lovely place. Ever been there? We’re also taking a few days in Pismo Beach to see friends and a two-night getaway up in Big Bear. Anything to get out of the 110+ heat in Palm Desert. Ahhhh….Life is good!
Going on any trips yourself? Share where you’re headed.
Later on in October, I’ll be at the HACWN / Heart of America Christian Writers Network Conference. It runs October 20-22 in a suburb of Kansas. Oh, yes, click my heels and take me to Kansas! Check out the details here: www.hacwn.org
What else is going on?
More great reviews! Just gotta share! (thanks for reading)
“Who doesn’t want a formula…a secret to help you write stories to touch the heart of readers? This book delivers the secret sauce of successfully sharing personal true stories with the world. I can’t wait to put this formula into practice. Reading this book is like having a one on one with the author, B.J. Taylor. Her easy going, friendly writing style makes you feel as if you are with her in person. Published in 2015, I liked the fresh new content she shares. I especially appreciated the examples used to perfectly show her points. I would recommend this book to anyone wanting to know how to submit true personal stories to places like Guideposts and Chicken Soup For The Soul. I think you’ll find this book a wealth of information which will encourage you to get to your computer and implement this formula to success.”
“Reading this book was like sitting in B.J.’s workshops only better. I can reference the book whenever I need it. A book every writer should have in their library.”
“Charlie-Bear grips your heart with delightful details that bring about emotions that only a four-legged creature can. The author gives him a voice with a unique flair and style that reveals Charlie-Bear’s warm perspective of the world around him. The trials, the ups and downs and the happy times of life are etched as unforgettable memories because of a love, the unconditional love of this beautiful dog. The reader will find a moving illustration of second chances and the power of restoration a life can have.”—Janet Perez Eckles