An idea kept nudging me as I prepped for the release of Catch a Falling Star. The book’s imaginary characters wrestle with the question “What do you do when life doesn’t go according to plan?”
Real people wrestle with that same question every day. And this thought wouldn’t be silenced: Why not have writer-friends blog about how they handled life not going according to their plans?
Busyness shoved the question in the corner. Doubt did too — I mean, what if I asked and everyone said “Thanks, but no thanks?”
And then … I obeyed the unrelenting demand of the question. I asked 11 of my writer-friends if they’d be interested in sharing about life not going according to plan — and every single one said “Yes” within 30 minutes.
It was an a-ma-zing 11 weeks of blog posts. I have no hesitation in saying it was life-changing — for me and for others. And so, today I want to thank these friends (in order of their blog posts) for the blessing of their generous hearts and their wisdom:
- Cynthia Ruchti
- Kim Henson
- JoAnn Durgin
- Melissa Tagg
- Deborah Raney
- Lisa Jordan
- Rachel Hauck
- Dave Hamlin
- Carla Laureano
- Patricia Bradley
- Susan May Warren
A fun announcement: The posts are not disappearing! Thanks to the team at Jones House Creative, which handles my website, there is a When Life Doesn’t Go According to Plan “button” on the front page of my website that links to the individual blog posts. (Look under the “New From Beth … ” title.)
Another fun announcement: The winner of the Rafflecopter When Life Doesn’t Go According to Plan Goodie Basket is Lindsey Poznich Bell! Lindsey, please email me at email@example.com with your snail mail address!
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