Great Writers Series: Connect

~~ Psalm 27:11 (NIV84) ~~  Teach me your way, O Lord; lead me in a straight path because of my oppressors.

by Carley Cooper

It’s day Ninth of the 15 Habits of Great Writers challenge.  Just to recap for those new to this series, so far the habits we’ve talked about are: Declare, Believe, Initiate, Practice, Prepare, Steal, Start Ugly and Build.  The ninthe habit of great writers our challenge host, Jeff Goins, tells us is to ‘Connect’.    

The challenge was to connect with people that we will need in our career of being a great writer.  Those would be Friends (those who can help us, and who we can help), Fans (that would be you, Sweet Followers!), and Patrons (the leaders and influencers in the industry). 

I read this and my Social Anxiety started to squirm again.  Then, I realized that I’ve already taken the first steps to connecting with these people.  I know several authors, I chat with a few others online now and then, and I have fans; which is a list that’s growing slowly but surely all the time.  I love all of you!  Truly. 

The Patrons... well, I’ve been in touch with a few self-publishing companies.  They’re very nice people, and they sent me some great info packages.  But the best Leader that I need on my side , is the one that I’ve asked to be my Guide and Leader since the beginning.   That would be Jesus.   He has brought me the people I needed thus far, exactly when I needed them, for everything from starting to write in the beginning, to those who have encouraged and helped me in many ways since then.  He helps me write, He led me to start blogging (He even chose the theme of Worship Melodies!).  What greater contact would I need on my team?!   

~~ Dear God ~~  Thank You, Father, for giving me this talent for words, for the passion to use it, and for leading me so far in this journey.  I pray that You will continue to lead my every step, and every page I write.  Please continue to bring me the people that I need to continue to advance.  I ask that my work will help others, always; and to show Your glory in every work.  In Jesus name, AMEN.

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