It has been a productive day! I decided to take the day off of work and spend some dedicated time writing.
If you read my previous post – Word Count – you will recall that I am working on two separate book projects right now, and keen to get them done! I said I would keep you posted on my progress, not because you find it all that interesting, but rather to ensure I am accountable. It may only be a personal goal to progress these projects, but it is one I want to stay on course for.
Well, I started the day with a word count of around 17,000 and pleased to report I have been able to add another 4,000 to the total! As I said before, word count is no indicator of quality, but at this phase in the project, I just want to get the words down.
I am hugely encouraged by this, especially as writing does not always come easy on some days. The blog is up to a healthy 18,000 words for the year to date, so I feel that completing these projects is achievable.
It’s only about a month until Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent.
I know that Christians mark Lent in many ways. Some observe fasting, while others start a spiritual habit. I knw many who like to read a new book or follow Lent study throughout the period. And here comes the shameless plug…
If you are looking for something to read and study over Lent, then please consider getting a copy of my 40-day devotional – A Journey with Jesus.
It is available from your local Amazon store, both in paperback and Kindle.
It’s also available in large print for those who prefer.
I hope you enjoy it, but more importantly, I hope you grow closer to God as a result.
I’ve been both humbled and surprised by the response to announcing my book release – A Journey with Jesus. In many ways, I was testing the waters with this and so it’s humbling to receive so much encouragement. I’m genuinely grateful to every one of you. Thank you!
I also want to thank my wife for illustrating the cover of the book. So is an extremely talented artist – among many other things! Thank you too.
Another Book Project
You will (hopefully) have noticed that I’ve not been blogging as much as usual in the last month or so. I’m sorry about this, but I’ve been working on another writing project.
I’ve set myself a very challenging six-week target to get this new project done, and I hope to share more news with you by late April/early May. The encouragement you’ve given me with the release of the devotional book has really spurred me on.
So what is this new project?
I haven’t finalised the title yet, but it is a book about and for women. I know, I know, I’m a man – but I’m also a husband and a father to four daughters, so this one is close to my heart.
Any writing time I have had has been dedicated to the book, and so I’ve not been so active on the blog. Apologies for this, and I will do my very best to get back into a rhythm soon.
I wanted to keep you updated on what was happening, and I will give you any news as soon as I can. Look out for this in April…