Counting Time or Making Time Count?

Urgh! It’s been one of those weeks when I had so many things to do I forgot half of them, including my blog post. Some of those things to do are good news. Others, not so much.

First,  I won second place in the judged category for the first challenge of Rachael Harrie’s Fourth Platform Building Campaign. I still can’t quite believe that my poem prequel to my book was good enough to place at all among such talented competitors. There were 210 entries!

Since one of the prizes is a 20 page critique, I’ve been editing like crazy, rewriting my book from third person to first person. That’s the biggest reason I’m late posting.The next is exchanging critiques with other writers, a sometimes painful process necessary to improving my writing, along with reading books for book reviews and arranging other cross-promotional events like author interviews.

Time adds up, so I’m doing my best to make each minute count towards my goal of publishing my book and giving it a successful launch. Some of my proceeds will go towards charitable causes like the Boy Scouts of America and a Christian mission for myself and my hubby. Charity is a big part of my life and always will be. In fact, making my writing time count for causes I consider important is one of the reasons I started this blog.

This week I came across a huge threat to one of the most basic needs in anyone’s life: safety.  This threat is a man, and his name is Joseph Kony. I consider it my duty to help make him infamous. I hope you will also spread the word until everyone knows his name and does whatever he or she can to bring him to justice. The video below takes time to watch, but I guarantee every minute you take out of your schedule to watch it will be worth it. You can make a difference to the children he targets.

After I watched this video, I knew I had to share it. My husband was first to check out the organization behind the publicity and found out they have an abysmal percentage of money that actually goes towards the cause. If you want to help some other way than by donating to them,  you can still get the contact info from their website. You can still post and share the video. But whatever you do, I hope you will make your time count to save the invisible children or some other worthy cause. If you don’t devote at last some of your time to helping others, you’re just counting time. 

Share A Heart

Indie author-friendly freelance editor, children's book blogger for picture books through YA, kid lit, SF/fantasy lover with special fondness for middle grade, pun-loving SCBWI member, meter-maid for poetry and rhyming picture books.


  1. Congratulations on taking second place. That’s quite an accomplishment.

  2. I love that you posted the Kony 2012 video, and I love even MORE that your hubby took time to do some digging on Invisible Children! Knowing the organization you’re supporting by supporting their cause is important.

    Congrats on the Challenge win! I’m a new follower!

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