B.J. Here,

I sent this Taylor’s Tips Newsletter out on May 28 to all the hundreds on my email list (thank you for being a subscriber to that FREE Newsletter List…I’m grateful for you). I forgot to make a blog post out of it and send it to all of you, so here it is (one month or so late in the seasons…please forgive me):

TAYLOR’S TIPS for a more productive you…

Seasons….we go through them whether we like it or not. Seasons of change in our lives personally and also professionally. Here’s how the seasons of change have affected me, what about you?

Spring has burst forth with a new opportunity for me. I received an okay to submit my three-book series proposal with the full first book manuscript to a wonderful editor at a fantastic publishing house. My agent and I eagerly await word, and I am cautiously excited. What has spring sprung forth for you?

Wow…summer will be here like NOW…June 1st. And this year will find me in a new location. We have moved to that 55+ community in the desert but hubby and rescue dog Charlie Bear don’t like the heat so we’re driving to a neat little town in Idaho where we’ll stay for the summer months.

Charlie’s on the right: he wears a red life vest when in the boat.

Hubby and Charlie Bear plan to do some swimming, fishing, boating, and probably napping on the water. Me? I hope to do some of that too, and also to write, write, write! What are your plans for the summer?

Crisp air,  golden leaves, and smoke-filled BBQ skies…fall brings its own kind of flavor to different parts of the country. I look forward to returning to our home and our friends in our community where I play golf, aqua size and aqua zumba three times a week, putt, and partake in different clubs for fun. Oh, and I plan on more and more writing. What are you looking forward to this fall?

Winter has challenges in some parts of the country with icy driveways, snow stacked on car hoods, and frozen eyebrows. For me, not so much in the desert. But we do get frozen fingertips if we venture out too early to play golf or take Charlie Bear out for his daily walk before the sun melts the frost on the grass. Poor me, huh? lol But seriously, winter can be a time of trial and also of patience both personally and professionally. I have had a winter of submissions that were not accepted, a lack of self-confidence in my writing because of it, and the doldrums as I settled into my new lifestyle (until I got up off my duff and joined some clubs where I found WONDERFUL friends). I’m going to write about changes in life after retirement in an upcoming book. What I didn’t know is amazing.

What are the challenges you face most in the winter and how do you plan on attacking them?

Right now, I’m watching spring turn into summer…..

…and I’m enjoying life. You?

Hugs and love, and blessings on your work.

Follow your dreams…

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Seasons…I’m late on this one…
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2 thoughts on “Seasons…I’m late on this one…

  • July 29, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    Hi B.J.,
    I loved your post. It’s been a challenging year. I am trying out some new ventures in writing. I have several articles in One Christian Voice, and one in “Refresh” magazine. I just submitted another one to Refresh. I won an award for “The First Easter,” last fall, but my publisher won’t publish until my social media numbers improve. Thus I have been doing a lot of work on that this year. Learning gall of the different things I have to do has been a challenge. At 67 is’t not easy to learn all of this new stuff.

    I pray that your writing will be accepted one you have a chance to go over it again.

    God’s blessings,

    • August 12, 2017 at 3:11 pm

      Hi Jann,
      Good for you for stepping out into new ventures! We’re never too old to learn (but like our bodies that take longer to heal after an injury, so does our mind take longer to absorb these new-fangled ways of doing things). You can do it! Hang in there!
      All the best,


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