“But we’re never asked to do the things He calls us to alone. We’re just asked to step up, be willing, and follow in His footsteps.” If you’re feeling overwhelmed by all that’s on your schedule or need a spiritual shift in thought, Rosanna White wrote an inspiring post on her blog: “Thoughtful About…Capability.”
How do you handle worry in trying situations? “Instead of Worry Warriors, you need Prayer Warriors.” Barbara Britton provides numerous tips and scriptures for getting through those times in “Kicking Anxiety to the Curb“on Patti Shene’s Over Fifty blog.
“Where Does the Book Battle Belong?” on Southern Writers Magazine’s Suite T — This post revolves around writing, but I put it under Inspiration, because I think its advice applies to whatever we do for the Lord that Satan doesn’t want us to accomplish.
I don’t know about you, but I cringe when I check out recent followers on Twitter. Too much of the list is bogus. While it gives me a laugh to see that Prince Harry has followed me (numerous times) or half of Seal Team 6 thinks I’m dying to follow them back, it gets annoying. Everyone needs to be as careful as possible on social media. So I found Edie Melson’s post “How Can You Avoid Facebook Scams?” on the Novel Academy blog to be helpful for any social media site.
While short and not as in-depth as I would have liked to have seen it, Rachelle Ayala’s post on Sweet Romance Reads brings up a good question: How much violence is enough in a romantic suspense? And I ask, in a Christian romantic suspense?
Marketing is an ongoing learning experience for me and I devour articles about it. I particularly liked “Marketing Books: Understanding Book Launch Teams” on The Write Conversation as it explained why authors should join other authors’ launch teams.
The next time you’re discouraged about the ways things are going in your writing life, read this post from Steve Laube: “Books Change Lives“. You know, even if you’re not discouraged, go ahead and read it anyway. It’s that good!
Have you prepared a media kit? Is it on your website? “What’s in Your Media Kit?” on the Inspired Prompts blog will have me taking a good look at improving mine.
Sandra Ardoin engages readers with stories of love and faith. She’s the author of heartwarming and award-winning historical romance. Visit her at www.sandraardoin.com. Subscribe to receive her updates and specials: http://eepurl.com/Xjqwr. Connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Pinterest, and BookBub.