The end of the week is finally here and my fingers are itching. I’m so close to pushing the publish button, it’s hard to hold myself back because I take my own advice. I need to do a few more rounds of proofs before I launch my next journal. Yes, the big day is finally going to happen.
Instead of 30 days of writing prompts, I challenged myself to create 52 weeks of action and gratitude. Just like my prompts, I wanted to inspire and spark the imagination into action. In order to achieve goals, you need to take action. Knowing how life can get in the way, sometimes we need a boost or a change of our mindset. That’s why I added in gratitude. Being more mindful of what we have, big or small, can transform your way of thinking and your life.
Remember those steps I wrote about yesterday? Well, this 52 week journal goes along with planning your year. Get your pens ready! Imagine, Inspire, Create: 52 weeks of action and gratitude by me is about to be released! My plan is on time. I try to publish a new book at the end or beginning of year to motivate myself into my next novel.
There were some bumps in the road for my next journal because I took on two other book projects that were for other authors at the start of last summer. Their books went to the top of my to-do list because I can’t say no to helping my fellow writers. I love knowing that I’m helping other writers get published.
Then, there was an unexpected feature art show and two new art events. Yes, I run my own sweat shop that contains two hamster wheels. One is for writing and the other is for my artistic side. Sometimes, they fight over which one will win over my brain. So, if you were wondering when my next book was going to come out – well, I’ve been busy.
Back to the excitement and the reason I created my new journal. Just like my writing prompt journal, I included the tools that I’ve used in the past to inspire myself when I’m all out of steam. These are examples of things I’ve done in the past to get my butt off the sofa, glued to Netflix. These are things I’ve used when I didn’t want to get out of bed in the morning to go to work.
I’ve heard form other authors, that it’s not a matter of having a best seller, it’s about writing consistently. I read articles on other authors who may not have reached number one but they were known for the volume of novels they were able to put out. In my mind, they have something a lot of us don’t have and they’re at least known for something. Imagine the readers they gained because someone wrote that article.
There are different roads, genres, and types of writing that we can publish to become known. Just keep writing and carry on. The book you thought would make you famous may not come until you’ve published your poetry, an article in an online journal, a short story in Reader’s Digest. Maybe a journal or resource for other writers. Read, explore, and most of all write every day to find your own way.
Until my next publishing day! My posts are Monday through Friday.
Get closer to your writing goals with my Writer’s Journal filled with writing prompts and exercises. You can find a copy at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0931QRL7C/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_VTHN0QSHXRYK6RJ1XSWQ.