Raise your hand if you write on a schedule? Sitting out here in cyber land it is hard to tell if I’m the only person with both hands firmly in lap. While it is embarrassing, I hope I am. That would mean each of you is more disciplined than me.
Even though I struggle with being disciplined, I refuse to give up. After all, there are over thirty verses in the Bible concerning the subject, several in Proverbs. When I read – Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid. – Proverbs 12:1 ESV, I thought ouch! Not only do I need to be more disciplined, but now I need to realize that all those tough critiques and rejections are things I shouldn’t hate. And it is all too true. Nothing is worse than scrambling around trying to finish a project at the last minute. I won’t presume to speak for you, but when I’m in scramble mode I’m not turning in my best work. Plus it is very stressful and I end up feeling like I’ve failed before I’ve even hit send.
So this year I’m not blazing any trails, and I still struggle with lack of discipline, but I’m determined to work through the issue. I can either give up and throw the towel in or keep working to overcome. I believe God has created us to be overcomers. He’s already equipped me for the journey, now I just need to utilize the tools He has given me.
What about you? Are you writing on a schedule? Have you overcome self-discipline and procrastination problems? I hope you’ll take a few minutes to share with me how you’ve managed to be an overcomer. If you haven’t, share that as well. Either way, maybe we can all learn from each other.
Misty Winslow is determined to find her prince, and she meets the man of her dreams through an Internet dating service. Or is he, because the new dentist in town also sets her heart aflutter.
It's love at first sight for Tyler Davenport, but before he can finish his first root canal, Misty is involved in an exclusive online romance with Wes99—Tyler’s online persona. How can he tell her he’s the man she’s been waiting to meet, and how rational is it for him to be jealous of Wes99! Soon Tyler's pulling out all the stops to woo Misty.
As Christmas approaches, Wes99 and Tyler both ask her to meet them under the mistletoe. Which man will she choose?
She lives with her family in Oklahoma. Terri has three dogs – a lovable mutt and two adorable Westies.
Terri is a member of ACFW and OCFW, a local chapter of ACFW. Her dream of becoming a published novelist came true in November 2013 when Mistletoe Magic, released from White Rose Publishing. To learn more about Terri visit her website at www.TerriWeldon.com.