Buckle your seat belts and grab your favorite snack, because we’re in for another fun day, y’all! Give it up for day three. *bows*
Angel Cutler’s routine life is overturned when local ganglord Viktor Marino tries to kidnap her. When she finds out her adopted sister is back in town and working with Viktor, Angel has to run away with the protection of two total strangers. Can Angel have faith in God to protect her family when she can’t?
Elijah Davis has seen Viktor bleed once, and to save his family, he’ll make it happen again. But who is the One Eli can turn to when he realizes he can’t protect his loved ones alone?
Hiding from gangsters and gunfire, the trio struggle to seek God above all else and trust that His plan is greater than their own. Or Viktor Marino’s.
Paperback is going to release but not yet. (Thanks, KDP) I will share the buy link as soon as I get it, lovelies!
Monday, December 3rd
Guest Post + Book Spotlight | Liz, Home With The Hummingbirds
Have problems with *gasp* writer’s block?! Check out my guest post on Liz’s blog!
Book Spotlight + Author Interview | Michaela Bush, Tangled Up In Writing
I had so much fun getting interviewed by my friend Michaela! Check it out, peeps. ♥
MAINTAINING MOTIVATION WITH BIG PROJECTS
Today, I’m going to chat about maintaining motivation for working on bigger projects. As I said, Seek took over two years to complete. Sticking with a project can be really hard. I never thought of ditching Seek and not finishing it, but that doesn’t mean it was always smooth driving. The guest post on Liz’s blog shows some tips of how I found inspiration while working on my novel. Now, I’ll talk about motivation, too!
Every storyteller has their own voice. God has a way for each of us to tell a story, and that will never be the same way for another person. We shouldn’t strive to be like others. We should strive to do what God wills us to do. This was a huge lesson for me as I wrote Seek because it set me free! My biggest motivational drive comes from God. If I felt myself getting sidetracked, I’d pray and God would help me get back on track. I motivated myself with the knowledge that God had a will for me and I had to keep going, no matter what.
I see so many writers say read fiction to build your storytelling skills, but I also think movies can be just as insightful. Why? Because if you’re a visual person (or lack a whole lot of reading time), you can learn things from movies. Of course, Hollywood is often silly, so take things with a grain of salt. But for storytelling and character development, what do you like to see in a movie? How can you apply that to a piece of writing? It can be helpful to see a story play out before your eyes on screen, y’all!
And another thing that kept me going through it all was the outcome. What is the outcome of finishing a big project dear to your heart? For me, it is being able to share a story that I pray will help others. in fact, I’ve already had people tell me how much they could relate to the characters and situations. It hit me deep!
To hold a final copy of a book I poured my heart into is enough to make me trudge through editing. To be able to tell others about my book and see their faces light up is so cool, guys. There’s so much joy to be spread by the written word. So many messages to share. And my motivation is being a Light for Jesus, no matter what project I’m working on. Sometimes, the biggest motivation comes from something small.
1st Place: A signed paperback of Seek and a mug with a Scripture verse on it!
2nd Place: An ebook copy of Seek!
Also, I have exciting news tomorrow, and of course, more amazing bloggers to show you! =D And don’t forget to tell your friends about the giveaway. I sincerely appreciate all the sweet feedback I’ve received. God bless you all!