Sunday, June 29, 2014

It's all about 'Perspective'

After 34 years of talking about what we 'want to do', it is so surreal sitting here blogging about what we are 'finally doing'!  All of this time we have been motivating each other at different points in our lives, and we are both finally on the same track and the excitement is just radiating from within.  This weekend was truly an eye opening experience and so therapeutic as well.   We mapped our story out and plotted the Chapters on how we will bring this together.  Then in the workshop, it was all about perspective.  Luckily, going into it we already knew from who's perspective we would be writing and how many perspectives it would include.  The Author / Presenter was able to provide us with some one-on-one time and great advice on our next steps once we have a Final Draft.  So for now, as you can see in the pictures below, it was a very productive weekend and we are so excited to start putting 'ink to paper' as they say. 

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Our First "Writer's Workshop" - SUCCESS!

Another "Sunny" day here in MD......Sharon and I thoroughly enjoyed our writer's workshop today.  The author who instructed the class was very informative and we are now well on our way to accomplishing our goal.  Stay tuned for further updates.

Monday, June 23, 2014

No turning back now!

Well we made some progress over the weekend.  Mom's testimony was sent out to Reader's Digest and getting it in the mail to a few others!  Heard back from a publishing company with someone expressing some interest....but thinking it was more of informational facts for us that will come in handy in the future!  It's all good!!

We had to postpone our story mapping this weekend. Looking forward to that, and our a Writer's Workshop!!!  Pics will be coming over the weekend ....

Friday, June 20, 2014

We Believe!!!! HE is talking to us in many ways!

TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria
God has an appointed time to fulfill the visions, dreams and desires in your heart. Just because it has taken a long time or because you’ve tried and failed doesn’t mean it’s not going to happen. Don’t give up on those dreams! Don’t be complacent about pursuing what God has placed in your heart. Our God is a faithful God. No matter how long it’s been, no matter how impossible things look, if you’ll stay in faith, your set time is coming.
Remember, every dream that’s in your heart, every promise that has taken root, God put it there. Not only that, but He has every intention of bringing it to pass. Hold on to that vision today. Declare by faith, “My time is coming. God is working behind the scenes on my behalf. I will fulfill my destiny!” As you continue to hold on to that vision and speak life over your dreams, it won’t be long before you see them begin to take shape. You’ll see your faith grow, you’ll see your hope strengthen, and you’ll see yourself step into the destiny God has prepared for you!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Preparation for Workshop

Been a bit of a slow down this week as Mom hasn't been feeling too good.  Our goal is to spend some time together mapping out our story next week in preparation for our first Writers Workshop next Saturday.   The 'signs' keep coming though which is keeping us motivated.  Getting ready to send out her testimony to a few magazines and influentials that may also want to join in supporting our story!  Stay tuned for a picture of us hard at work!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

We're Listening ...... And finally acting!!!!

"When God puts something in your heart and deep down you know it's a destiny moment, don't wait for ten confirmations.  Do what God is asking you to do now." - Joel Osteen

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Just Another Sign

Another sign from God and His way of helping point us in the right direction....I was browsing the Web looking for other Blog links and stumbled upon a Writers Workshop addressing the exact concerns I was having about blending our stories.  Much to my surprise, this Workshop is in two weeks and right here practically in our back yard.  When God speaks to you, you need to listen!  So, Mom and I are registered for our first Writers Workshop, June 28th in Bethesda and anxious to join a group of enthusiasts that will support us in this endeavor.  GOD is GOOD!!!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

And so it begins......

We have finally taken the plunge.  Our old notes that are yellowed, tattered and torn are now becoming digital creations and testaments that will be distributed to inspirational websites, magazines, and motivational leaders in the industry.  We both recently submitted a short story as a contest entry summarizing the miracle we want to share.  Twelve winners in the contest will be selected.  Those twelve will have their story printed in one or all of three Guideposts Magazines.  In addition, those picked will be sent to New York for an all expenses paid week long writers workshop where they will learn how to get their story  published, etc.  Once the winners are chosen, it will be announced in mid-August.  So stay tuned for further updates!