As we approach Memorial Day, our schedules are going to start filling with all kinds of summer activities. My kids are already talking about swimming. And while I could easily sit by the pool all day, I have a summer deadline.
Today, we have author Julie Arduini returning to Wisdom Wednesday to give us another writing tip. Welcome back, Julie!
Name: Julie Arduini
Genre: Christian Romance
Latest Novel: Match Made in Heaven
I think it’s important to create deadlines no matter what level you are at. If writing is a craft you plan on taking seriously, you need to be moving forward. I was told deadlines would help me from plotting to creating chapters to revising, and it’s true. I highly recommend it.
Definitely! The key is to remember to set achievable goals and not unrealistic ones you know you will not ever achieve. Not that you can’t dream big, but you know you’re limitations and what can hinder you. If it’s more achievable, the more you will want to meet another one.
Favorite Writing Tip for New Writers:
Write what God leads you to write. Trends change, the market changes, and if your focus is only on the business side of things, you will talk yourself out of trying. I believe if you obey God, He will equip you and see you through every aspect of the process. Also, create something unique in your characters so they stand out. You don’t want to be remembered as that one author who wrote that one romance, but remembered by name and title because your story and characters were created so well, and remembered for all the right reasons.
Great advice, Julie!
Beth Prescott wants to make a difference with the senior citizens she serves as a volunteer coordinator, but their matchmaking efforts leave her guarded. She’s experienced too much pain to make that leap again. Dean Kellerman returns to the Finger Lakes area to help his grandfather and heal his own broken heart. He’s recommitted his life to Christ, and doesn’t want any distractions. When his grandfather needs assistance with a senior program, it places Dean right in Beth’s path. Can these two surrender their pasts to Christ and have faith in each other and their future?
Julie Arduini loves to encourage readers to find freedom in Christ by surrendering the good, the bad, and —maybe one day—the chocolate. She’s the author of the contemporary romance series SURRENDERING TIME, (Entrusted, Entangled, Engaged,) as well as the stand-alone novella, MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN. She also shares her story in the infertility devotional, A WALK IN THE VALLEY. Her latest release, YOU’RE AMAZING, is a book for girls ages 10-100, written with her teenaged daughter, Hannah, and is book 2 in their SURRENDERING STINKIN’ THINKIN’ series. She blogs every other Wednesday for Christians Read, as well as monthly with Inspy Romance. She resides in Ohio with her husband and two children. Learn more by visiting her at http://juliearduini.com, where she invites readers to subscribe to her monthly newsletter full of resources and giveaway opportunities.
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Monthly Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/dCFG
Before you go, make sure to connect with Julie on social media and check out her newest release, Match Made in Heaven.
What deadlines/goals are you working on this month? Leave us a comment and let’s encourage each other!