“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Jeremiah 29:11, NIV
I’ve spent a lot of time in recent weeks thinking about plans. I suppose I am not the only one. As one year comes to an end, a lot of people think about what they accomplished—or in many case, failed to accomplish—in the preceding 12 months and begin to think of all the things they can do differently with the 12 brand new months just ahead.
Let me tell you, I’ve come up with a lot of plans. Especially where my writing is concerned.
Now, I don’t want to go into all of them here. Oh, I will share them with someone. My best friend will be getting an email shortly detaling my plans and goals, writing wise, for 2014. She is my accountability partner, my chief nagivator (yes, nagivator—she both motivates me to write and nags me to keep on track!) so I like her to know what I have planned. Kind of hard for her to keep me on track if she doesn’t know which track I should be on! I would like to share with you, though, some of the plans that I have for this blog for the coming year.
I would also like to stress that these are MY plans. One thing I know, and I freely admit there are days when is doesn’t feel like I know that many things, is that no matter how good I feel about a plan, if my plan is not God’s plan it is not going to work out. So even though this is what I plan to do, if God switches things up on me, I am going to go with that. My number one goal with my writing—a goal I am sad to say I have lost sight of in recent months—is to bring glory and honor to The One who gave me the ability and desire to write in the first place. This is all about God, what He wants, the stories He needs me to tell. Right now, I feel as if the plan I have in place is the direction He wants me to go. But if He asks me to change directions, I am willing to do that.
His will be done, not mine.
That being said, here is what I am planning at Lynn’s Corner in 2014.
- One post per day, Monday through Friday, based on a Scripture. I have a personal goal to spend more time in The Word this year, reading my Bible daily and memorizing verses. Sharing them with help with that.
- 52 book reviews, one posted each week through 2014
- Spotlighting 52 Christian fiction authors, one each week, through the year. Look for the first author spotlight on Monday, January 6! (and if you know of an author I should add to my spotlight, please let me know!)
Those are my three main goals, my plans for the year on this blog. Of course, there will be other things in there, too. As I continue working toward my Bachelor of Arts degree (which I should receive in June!) I know I will be writing more short stories. Those will likely be shared here as well. And I am working on a novel. Something tells me I’ll be sharing progress on that throughout the year.
I am excited about this year! Hope you are, too!