Whatever you are going through right now – whatever difficulties and trials, stresses and problems of every sort – be assured that the Lord is with you. He will never let you endure beyond what you can bear, even if it doesn’t seem like it sometimes. (You are stronger than you probably think you are, with the Lord on your side.)

Thinking about not being given more than we can bear reminds me of something I’ve been meaning to talk about for a while:

Becoming overwhelmed with too many writing projects at one time.

Best to have just one.

Here’s the truth: Keeping one writing ball in the air can be tricky enough. Keeping two writing balls in the air is even more tricky. Three or more, and, well, you’d better be good at juggling!

Juggling balls

The thing is, however many writing projects we have on the go, we only have the same amount of time. So three hours on one project will move it forward. One hour on each of three projects, by the time you’ve made your coffee, found your file and got into the flow will mean that each project will only move forward at a snail’s pace.

The result? You will get discouraged. And you know where that leads… a bad place!

So, my recommendation, if you are currently trying to keep more than one project alive, is to pick one and finish it.

Yes, that means you will have to put something else aside. Yes, you will have to persevere with that awful bit in the middle of the story you’ve chosen, although everything in you screams for a break and it would seem sooooo much easier to lay it aside and put your hand to something else.

Don’t give in to the temptation! Finish the project you picked. Then start the next one, and see that one through to completion, too.

Is this tip for you, today? If it is, let me know. It’s always lovely to hear from you!

May the Lord give you the wisdom and perseverance you need to finish your story!

Janet Wilson, founder of Dernier Publishing

Blessings abundant,


P.S. We are going to have a live online Q and A session with all students from the Write for a Reason Academy next week. If you are a student, or a former student, you are welcome to come and join us. Or if you join the Academy between now and then, we’d love to have you join us, too. 🙂 Let me know if you’d like the details!

Are You Juggling Too Many Balls?
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