I've got something that has been on my heart for quite a while now and I want to share with all of you.
Normally, we try to be the good stewards of our talents that God expects with us being all humble and stuff.
Sometimes, though, I feel like shouting from the roof-top and lucky you, today is that day.
So, here goes (and to alot of you, this is not NEW news)...
My wife, Darlene Shortridge, is an incredible writer.
For those of you who have read her stuff, you know this already. For those that have not...you are missing out!
Just to get a sample of her awesomeness, you should register to get a free digital version of her first book, Until Forever (which has been downloaded over 200,000 times!).
My intent with this post is not to just score points with my wife (although I'm looking forward to that) but to make this point...
It's Ok to brag on your wife or husband or kids or grand-kids.
It's O.K. to brag on yourself.
As long as your bragging is true, appreciative, heart-felt, edifying and done in a spirit of humility and thankfulness, I think it's perfectly O.K. to brag.
So, with that, please go check out my wonderful, beautiful, talented, woman of prayer, Darlene Shortridge.
Can you believe it is the year 2015? My how time flies. Oh, I probably shouldn’t use that phrase seeing as how it is a completely overused idiom. Then again, I did recently see a clock with wings, so I guess I’ll keep it.
As the New Year approached, I couldn’t help but take a look backward and take stock of what I had accomplished in my writing goals. 2014 was a bad year for accomplishing anything. Seriously. 2015 is going to be different. I am going to write the best book yet. Why? Because I KNOW that writing my next best book is the best thing I can do to help propel me forward into a world that is highly saturated with other great authors. Besides that, I have a message I want to share.
Have you made a list of your writing goals for this next year?
I have. I’m working on a children’s picture book (a completely new writing avenue for me which I am loving!), the next book in the Women of Prayer Series, “Forever Faithful” (should have been done eons ago, yeah, I know.), and a non-fiction book geared toward the heart of women. I’m excited. Can you tell?
Our goals for 40 Day Publishing involve helping more people realize their publishing goals, whether it be through our book, 40 Day Publishing, our online Self-Publishing School, “Self Pub 101” or our one on one consulting business. We are looking forward to the best year ever.
Take a minute to jot down your writing goals for this year. We would love to help in any way we can.
Have a wonderful new year!
Dan and Darlene