When I started writing, I was just a little girl. I can’t honestly remember the first thing that I wrote, but I knew that I was hooked on this writing thing. Several half-finished stories (and a few finished ones) later, I started to become a really anxious writer though—completely focused on doing all the things that would potentially lead me to a book deal. But that’s not what this post is about, friends. Because you can find tons of resources about doing all the things that will potentially lead you to a book deal. But if you want to have a solid foundation for your writing as you start on this exciting journey, I have a few other suggestions for you.
For Such a Time as This: My 7-Year Blogiversary
From movie reviews to poems to personal reflections, I started writing blog posts to encourage people in their relationship with God. Eventually, I began focusing specifically on meeting young women in their struggles by sharing mine and sharing Scripture. All along, I’ve wanted to bring readers to the place where God's Word meets their messes—as His Word always meets mine.
When God Says “No”
My pride says, "Grace, your book could encourage so many young women as they recover from their eating disorders," My pride says, "There is so much potential for your book; you would be famous if people knew about it." My pride says, "Your book could be a bestseller if only people would let you promote it." But as I focus on my book and my platform and my lack of success, I quickly drown in discouragement. Perhaps I need to focus less on my efforts and focus more on God’s will.
I Want to Hear from You! (3-Question Survey)
Hi friends! A ton of ideas have been brewing in my mind recently about the Tizzie's Tidbits of Truth ministry, so I created this super short survey below to get your feedback on TTT. The survey will close on October 31, 2022, so please fill it out by then. Thanks so much for taking the time to do this! I look forward to seeing your feedback!
The Greatest Fear of New Authors
Ever since I signed a contract for Real Recovery: What Eating Disorder Recovery Actually Looks Like, I’ve been afraid. Actually, I was afraid before I ever signed the contract. I’ve harbored fears about writing a book, becoming a published author, and finding success. To be more specific, I’ve harbored fears about being unable to write a book, become a published author, and find success. There’s now a checkmark next to “write a book” and “become a published author,” but there’s not yet a checkmark next to “find success.” I realize that success is a subjective concept, so here’s my version of it: being a well-known, well-loved published author. And I haven't found that success yet.
The Real Reason I Wrote Real Recovery
I wanted to open up about *why* I wrote it. I feel like the *why* behind a book is sometimes just as important as the *what* inside a book. Why did I specifically choose to write about eating disorders and recovery? Why did I write Real Recovery? Here are two of the main reasons.
The Hidden Reality of Writing a Book: My 6-Year Blogiversary
Since I was a little girl, I’ve wanted to be a writer. Honestly, you probably already knew that because I’ve written about this dream many times since I started TTT in 2015. Well, my dream finally came true this year. The summer, I signed my first book contract. I'm a published author now. Yet this season of life feels a bit anticlimactic.
Special Announcements for TTT
Hello, friends! I hope you’re having a fantastic day! This post is full of special announcements for Tizzie’s Tidbits of Truth that I can’t wait for you to read about.
Interview with Dr. Zeb Balentine
For this post, you're going to learn a lot from professor, author, and worship leader Dr. Zeb Balentine. I met him a few years ago and had the privilege of serving on a church worship team under his leadership. If you have any interest in worship, writing, or publishing, then keep reading!