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Tuesday, April 2, 2013


Wow. The first quarter of 2013 went fast!

How did I do on those resolutions, goals, focus I set in January?

How did you do?

As for my writing goals, Q1 was to be the quarter of learning the technicalities of self-publishing. 

As such, I revised and formatted Wielding the Sword of God and published it on Amazon as a kindle book, linking back here to my blog for print-out-able charts. I also finished up my book proposal for I am Esther in preparation for querying agents in Q2 and have begun reformatting my website  to encourage and help promote authors and book lovers. The revamping is still in progress.

I’d love to hear from folks about what they’d like to see there in terms of reading, writing, teaching, sharing, life as it relates to words or The Word.

But I’d like to hear from you—here and now—about how you’re doing on what you’d like to accomplish in 2013. Where is God leading you? What’s on your heart? What road do you need to take to reach your destination?

Time is going to pass whether you work on your goals or not. You might as well do something so that at the end of next quarter you can say: “Yes! I did it! Onward.”

PRAYER: Heavenly Father, we are so thankful for the time you’ve given us here on Earth and for the desire and talents to reach goals. Please encourage us, help us encourage each other and open our minds to the encouragement you send through others. Amen.

WHAT ABOUT YOU? Your turn. How are you doing on your resolutions, goals and focus this year?


chris said...

Wow, you've been busy! I'm on track to publish the relationships book by early May. That was my biggest goal, other than continuing to learn more about Jesus and follow God's will. He lead me to a new church, and once I arrived several other pieces of life's puzzle fell into place. Absolutely amazing how He is working in our world today!

From Carols Quill said...

@ Chris - glad to hear you're on track! And glad you've found a comfortable church home, too.

Pam B. said...

What a pleasure it was to find your name, Carol, on Amazon and download "Wielding the Sword of God" onto my Kindle. I look forward to reading and learning. As to my goals, I haven't been successful on meeting every one; but on others, I've made progress. I have gratitude in my heart for God's goodness and mercy and have new confidence that I don't have to be walking around worried about "bad news" for my heart is steadfast and trusting in God.

From Carols Quill said...

@ Pam - I'm so happy to hear you're making goal progress.

And THANK YOU for the encouragement on my Kindle book. I'm smiling.

Eileen said...

"Time is going to pass whether you work on your goals or not. You might as well do something so that at the end of next quarter you can say: “Yes! I did it! Onward.” I love this reminder, Carol. Thank you.

From Carols Quill said...

@ Eileen - thank you. I'm always ready to nag others about goals. (smile)