Thank you so much for sticking with me during this series of time management tips. I love holy hustle so much and the message of encouragement that it brings to all of us who work to build God’s kingdom instead of our own. This writing challenge is hard for me to lead because I’m not sure I can ever give enough to the writers who join. They give so much to take this on, overcoming their fears about writing, technology, and community. They put themselves and their stories into the world every day for a whole month, regardless of who reads or how often it is shared. They write on days when inspiration flows freely and on days when writers block is a legitimate hurdle.
I’ve wondered during this challenge if this is the last one for me to lead. Writing during it was wonderful – I loved my topic and felt like I finally knew how to manage this task successfully. But I know next fall will have new projects, book promotion, and work to do. I also know that blogging is changing and readers aren’t engaging the same way that they used to, and I never want to keep something going just because it’s “what we’ve always done.” It’s hard to run on my own, to receive constant “suggestions” on how to do it better, messages that people are disappointed with how it’s done, being told that the group isn’t “elite” enough for them (Yeah. That one was easy to let go.).
But I’ve also heard stories from writers who have started beautiful online communities out of their challenge series, eBooks and book proposals and courses that have been started during these 31 days. I’ve watched writers become more confident and start to dream again. So I’m praying about what comes next with this beautiful gift that I was given to host. Like the work that we do every day, I want to be a good steward of it.
As promised, here is a PDF you can download with all of our time management tips on it. Thank you to each of you who shared your struggles with me so that I could put this series together. I can’t wait to see what God has next for us.