Oh, dear, it looks like I didn’t write anything here on Wednesday. Once again, I have no idea where the week went. I whittled away on a few goals, but I still think I need to focus on getting my focus back. Or not. Maybe I will just keep taking it easy.
1) Publish “The Early Life of Jesus in 40 Days” On Thursday I got the first round of edits back from my editor and proof-reader. So I worked on that most of the day and night on Friday and sent it back at ten o’clock Friday night. Yes, it could have waited and I could have re-read it one more time and sent it on Monday morning. But I just wanted to get it back to my publisher. The more I read it, the more I started losing my mind. Yesterday, I emailed my revised biography. So now it is all back in my publisher’s court and I just have to wait for my next task. I have huge doubts that this book will be out in print by Christmas, but all I can do is keep getting my stuff done as efficiently as I can and stop looking at the calendar.
1) Submit three pieces somewhere. Haven’t submitted anything in a while, but I did do some market research on Saturday. The way the markets are, you are better off finding a potential market first and writing something specific to their requirements, instead of writing a piece that is going to sit because you cannot find a market for it.
2) Finish the novel. I did indeed work on the novel, finished chapter 35 and wrote 800 words on chapter 36. In the past I lamented that I thought it would end around 30 chapters and not make the recommended 40 chapter mark. It does not look like that will be a problem anymore.
3) Start my third devotional, with a tentative title of "The Early Ministry of Jesus in 40 Days". I have most of the Bible verses outlined already so I did take a look at it once this week. Nothing came to me, so I put it away. I know that God is going to have to help me with it, so there is no use working on it if I don’t feel Him hanging out.
4) Christmas program at church. Didn’t do a thing.
I did spend most of Saturday afternoon with my daughter working on her nonprofit. It has been a while since we have worked on it, so it was a good thing to get back at it.
I cannot wait to get back to Kenya to help out these kids.