At the beginning of 2020 I put together my publishing schedule for the year. If I stick to the plan I will have five books release this year. I will also work on a script or two, depending on time. I’m not stressed about this plan, but rather cautiously optimistic even though multiple obstacles have presented themselves.
So far I have turned in the final book in my Librarian Sleuth series which will release in September, I’ve completed and have book one of my Protection Inc. series ready to publish, and the second book is ready for my editor. I still write the book that follows book two.
Currently, I’m pondering the plot for a contemporary Christmas romance novella, which will release in October. This will be the long awaited next book in my Brides of Seattle series. Many readers asked for a story about Paige and they will finally get to read her story.
In the past, this kind of schedule and obstacles that have slowed me down would have stressed me out and probably made me sick. I tend to internalize things and not release them. But I realized today as the Hymn “It Is Well With My Soul” flowed through my mind and then my lips, that I am truly at peace.
Sure life doesn’t look anything like I ever imagined it would look. My schedule has been completely messed up and the words aren’t flowing the way they normally do, but it is well with my soul.
I can’t say exactly what has changed in me, other than I am exercising a lot more than usual. I still read my Bible and pray daily, and I’m still attending church, though online. I’m really not sure what has caused this shift in my normal response to obstacles. All I know is this; it is well in my soul.
When do you do when obstacles mess up your plans?