Greetings Inspy Romance Readers and Authors! My name is Jill Weatherholt and I’m the new kid on the block. I must say, being up here, and not in the comment section, feels quite different.
It was exciting when Valerie Comer reached out to me last year extending an invitation as a regular contributor. It was another one of God’s blessing that poured on me in 2015 and believe me, there were many.
A big one happened in August, when I received my first publishing contract with Harlequin Love Inspired. How that came to fruition is another post, for another time.
As we settle into a new year, I often reflect on the past year and look ahead to the new. Like many, I skip the resolutions and instead meditate on one word throughout the year.
In years past, I’ve chosen perseverance, peace and patience. In 2013, it was faith. As it turned out, it was the perfect word. Faced with challenging health issues that year, I clung to my faith daily. My faith and God’s love carried me through those difficult days.
Last year, my word was focus. At times, I have difficulty remaining focused, especially when it comes to my writing time. Often, I sit down with good intentions, but I’ll see that dust bunny in the corner of the room, or realize a few bills need paid. Then of course, there are the ever-present social medial distractions. Meditating on staying focused transported me beyond those testing times, and in the end, resulted in a book contract.
This year, I’ve chosen a word which is all-encompassing of how God wants me to live my life. My word is resolute. In 2016, I look forward to completing my second book and living my life purposeful, and unwavering in my course of action.
What are you looking forward to in 2016?
**I’m at my day job today, so I’ll be around this afternoon to chat.