Well I’m happy to say that this weekend, I got back to writing, after a months-long hiatus! Although now, I have seven – count ’em – seven books going on at the same time, four fiction and three non-fiction.The ones I’m working on right now are one fiction one of my creation (but sparked by my son’s original idea), one fiction of my son’s creation, and a non-fiction one.
Most of my time was with the non-fiction book, a new technical instruction manual on InfoPath. That’s an “older” and “fading” technology, however it’s not nearly so “fading” when you look at how many people still use it (thus the book). I have created and presented webinars and training on InfoPath, including a couple presentations to a SharePoint User Group, and I have been actively using InfoPath for years, so I’m confident this will go well.
Cross your fingers for me, and if you happen to use InfoPath and really wish to know something specific that you’d like to see in the book, feel free to add it to the comments below.
Well, Mother’s Day 2016 represents two weeks since I had received very good, very accurate, but very depressing writing feedback. I had been rocked to my core, and spent that Saturday morning crying in bed. I had been just about to throw in the towel.
Well, to be fair, I read on blogs from all over – and in books – that this is a natural, common, and possibly necessary step for all newbie authors. I still was depressed, though.
However, not only did my hubby come through, but my kids did as well, in a big way.
Part of “Beat your Inner Bully and Find your Confidence” (A-Z #695) A-Z TOC| ZtoH TOC
I would like to take a moment to say a huge “THANK YOU” to the coordinators and teams of the 2016 A to Z Blog Challenge, and to all of you who have visited this blog.
I feel like many of my “confidence” posts during the A to Z challenge seem to repeat the same things, over and over.
Maybe that’s just because I see a common thread – an underlying truth that can be applied to many different self-confidence challenges: you need to be the one who likes yourself; no one else can provide the confidence you lack.
Don’t worry what everyone else thinks of you – work on how you think of you.
I can’t tell you how lucky I am – I have been given some really great advice from a really cool author: Martin Wilsey.
My husband happens be good friends with “a guy” who is good friends with Martin. When my hubby’s friend heard about my endeavors to become a writer, he thought Martin might be able to provide a word or two of wisdom, and hooked me up.
Martin, being the professional and all-around nice guy he is, already gave me some amazing tips and a much needed boot in the rear.
Positive Attitude If you tend to gossip or complain (don’t we all at times), you can get in so much trouble and you tend to get down on yoursef and others. Then you realize you picked on others which makes you more down on yourself.
Hey, please don’t feel obligated, but I thought I’d set up a page on my site where anyone who reaches me here from any means can have me post up one of their published works. I’ll put your name, a link, and a pic of your book. My only request is no erotica or really massive gratuitous profanity. I probably wouldn’t be comfortable with something as intense as Game of Thrones either, if you get my drift.
Admittedly, I’m new to writing and new to blogging. I don’t have thousands of followers. However I thought it might be a nice shout-out to anyone kind enough to take the time to visit.
So, if you’d like to join us, send me an email using the gmail in the picture, or Direct Message me on Twitter via @SJHFantasy.
No obligations required – I’m not asking you to like, follow, comment, re-tweet, or anything. Just a nice friendly place for us to share our stories. I hope one day that my published work will join the list.