Whew Chile!!! I know that it has really been a minute since I blessed you beautiful people with some encouraging words. But if I’m keeping it 100, over these past weeks I've been struggling with feeling low on motivation myself. So, that is why I decided to step back, clear my mind and focus on my vacation and celebrating my birthday with my family in California.
Of course, my fingers were itching to type and my mind was full with thoughts and I wanted to work on my blog, but I told myself, “Chick, You Need A Mental Break”. So, I made a choice to chill until I made it back to Chicago and I was going to hit the ground running. Whatever that means.
Anyway, so I thought I would give you guys an update on my book, although I took a break, the grind wasn't going to stop. I just know as a human, I sometimes get weary and I lose motivation to. It happens to the best of us. That is why I encourage you to take a step back and clear your head, don’t overwhelm yourself because even the earth wasn’t made in a day by the most powerful creator, so CHILL.
Now that I dropped that little gem on you, I want to update you on the status of my book.
Before I went on vacation, I gave my final draft to my editor for her to finish the editing process. I also decided that I would try to pitch my book to a few publishing companies just to see it would be more beneficial than self-publishing. So over my vacation, I reached out to a publisher and sent over my manuscript to be considered for publishing. Hands crossed.
Now, I’m just waiting for a response, but in the meantime, I am researching other companies to send my manuscript to as well. I’m still considering self publishing because it would be easier for me to do that on my own, but I’m also entertaining the idea of traditional publishing.
So, I haven’t completely checked out, I just felt it was best for me to take a step back and enjoy life without feeling overwhelmed. Therefore I can allow myself to come back and think on a clearer mind. It’s important to give yourself a mental rest, just as much as you rest that body of yours. Your mind is just as important if not more important because once it’s wasted, it could affect your entire existence.
I’m hear to tell you, it is okay sis and bro to step back and get your mind together because what is FOR YOU IS FOR YOU, BELOVED!!!! You won’t be able to enjoy the fruits of your labor if you are all burnt out and stressed out.
Verlisa is a writer who has a passion for encouraging others through her story.
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