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humility & humidity | june updates


“If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land."

~ 2 Chronicles 7:14 ESV ~


My least favorite month has arrived. Not only is June hot as heck and super busy for us...it’s also that month. Welp, I’m determined to celebrate June for what it really is—life month and humility month. And maybe, just maybe, I’ll begin to see June as one of my most favorite months.

What about you? What does June mean to you?

This month, I’m backing off from some things and hitting others HARD. Now that I’ve officially started my next full-length project, I am 90% focused on just writing. Which I am both nervous about and excited for! How do you usually feel when you start a new project?

Which leads us to the brunt of today’s post! Let’s not waste any time getting into all the updates!

 

~ accomplishments ~

Y’all...I actually think I did kinda sorta somewhat good on some of my goals. *cue the gasps*

So, in May, I wanted to do the following:

~ finish edits on Her Heart’s Home;

~ focus on posting, reading, and reviewing more;

~ starting writing Something Bright & Beautiful;

~ and update my website.

Obviously there are some of those that I didn’t do, like update my website, but I DID edit HHH, start writing SB&B, and at least post a couple more times than I have in the last two months. So yay!!! And thank the Lord!

I also designed another website (kinda last minute, but I’m pleased with how it turned out!), edited a short novel for a client, did some other miscellaneous editing, sent out my first chapter of SB&B to my alpha readers (AHHHH!), AND designed a Bible study journal I can’t wait to share with y’all. There were probably some other things I got done at the first of the month, but I genuinely cannot remember anything from the beginning of May. The month was both a blur and forever long. *shakes head*


~ goals ~

My goals for June are gonna be a little different thing go-round. Mainly because I plan on cutting back on some media intake (because it’s June), decluttering stuff (like my about-to-explode inbox), and writing. Like, a lot. Hopefully every day (but I missed the 1st, so we’ll see). I’m hoping for between 20k-50k this month alone.

My other goals are…

~ redesign/relaunch Sky’s the Limit Press (more info coming soon!)

~ design (or at least start on) a website for a friend

~ publish my study journals

~ be more consistently (again) on posting

~ catch up on devotionals (that I’m writing) + pen pals letters

I also have some influencer projects, beta-reading, and marketing (for Springtime in Surrey) to catch up on!

~ writing ~

In the writing department, I wrote about 3k in Something Bright & Beautiful last month! Whoop whoop! I mean, my friend Kads can write 3k in a day, but this is a vast improvement for me, so I ain't gonna complain. 😂

~ reading ~

I managed to actually read a few books (I’m still ahead on my Goodreads challenge), including an ARC of The Looking-Glass Illusion by Sara Ella! I am so excited to share my review of this epic Alice in Wonderland retelling! Until then, y’all be sure to check it out here and preorder your copy!


~ blogging ~

It’s no surprise, my most popular post was my project reveal for Something Bright & Beautiful!! Learn all about my upcoming novel here!

~ guest appearance ~

Boy, have I got a treat for y’all! I was just on my VERY FIRST PODCAST with The Wordsmith’s Edge!!! Y’all, this was so amazing and I’m super excited to share it with y’all! You can listen on all sorts of platforms—just click here to check ’em all out!

 

Well, that sums up May and introduces June! Before I leave y’all to your weekend, I’d love to know—should I include not just my posts and reads from the last month but also what I plan on posting/reading in the current month? Would y’all be interested in some of my more personal, less-writing-related goals? What about my monthly gratitude or something I’ve learned? Is there anything else y’all love to see in my monthly updates posts in the future?

Let me know down below, and feel free to share what YOUR goals are this month!!

yours in spirit & script,

grace


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14件のコメント


corrie s.p.
2023年6月20日

I happen to love June because it's my birthday month. I am 16 now! *confetti* Also........beach time!

Good job on your goals! And congrats on your writing!

I'm going to listen to your podcast!

いいね!
Grace A. Johnson
Grace A. Johnson
2023年6月21日
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Ooh, sounds great!

Girl, I feel ya! XD

😆 I never really thought about how people might be mispronouncing her name! LOL! Glad you found it all interesting!

いいね!

Miracle Akpan
2023年6月09日

Hi, Grace. This is my first time on your website but certainly will not be my last. I have a strong passion for writing romance stories and have had it for as long as I can remember. Although, I have only just recently gotten comfortable and at peace with writing within the confines of my Christian faith. And quite honestly, I am loving it!! I still struggle with being a guy in this world of Christian romance writing. I most often get the look of disbelief on the faces of my family and friends when I ask them to read a short story I have written. This June though, I plan to set my face like a flint and finish up "Worlds…


いいね!
Grace A. Johnson
Grace A. Johnson
2023年6月09日
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Thanks for visiting! It's definitely worth it to write Christian fiction. I'm glad you've found peace in it!


Oof, I'm sorry about that. But if it's what God's called you to, don't let anyone discourage you.


Thank you! All the glory to God.

いいね!

Saraina Whitney
2023年6月05日

YOU WERE ON A PODCAST!!! *sounds of celebration* I can't wait to listen to it!!! (*25 minutes later* Ahhhh that was so good, Grace!!! I hope you do more things like that because that was so fun to listen to! 😊)


Congratulations on all you got done in May!! I hope you have an amazing month of writing! :D (And yess, I'm also interested in in your more personal goals for the month and something you've learned the past month XD)

いいね!
Grace A. Johnson
Grace A. Johnson
2023年6月05日
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YES!!! (Awww, thank you!!! I'm so glad you enjoyed it!!)


Thanks so much, girl! (Ooh, yay! XD)

いいね!

A.M. Revere
2023年6月05日

You've got this, Gracie! I know this month will be productive and successful for you! I'll also listen to the podcast episode soon. So exciting! <3

いいね!
Grace A. Johnson
Grace A. Johnson
2023年6月05日
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Aww, thank you so much!! I hope you enjoy it! <333

いいね!

Allyson Jamison
2023年6月03日

Good luck on your goals for this month!! You've got this! I hope to write a lot as well. I'm joining Abbie Emmons virtual writing retreat so I really want to focus on writing. Especially after coming out of editing for so long. 😅

いいね!
Grace A. Johnson
Grace A. Johnson
2023年6月04日
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Thanks, girl! You too!! Haha, I bet! Best of luck, girl!

いいね!

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