|Posted by BarbaraJoe on June 10, 2015 at 5:55 AM|
I want to thank Barbara Joe for this opportunity to guest blog this week. An anthology that I have been working on for almost a year was released earlier this week. I would have to describe, When Women Become Business Owners, as the first book in an unconventional spin-off series.
The idea behind the, Stepping into Victory, compilations seemed a bit strange to me at first, but I couldn't let go of creating a platform for a nonfiction series as a spin-off to the Victory Gospel Series, my romantic suspense trilogy. Before I jump into this nonfiction series, let me introduce you to where it all started.
On New Year's Eve in 2005, I sensed I had reached a crossroads in my life. As the clock ticked closer to midnight, I scribbled down my reflections of the past year and asked God for a new direction creatively. You see, I live and breathe creativity. I get bored easily and I have found those sparks of creativity re-ignite me when I'm at my lowest points. It might have been a few days later, but vivid scenes showed up in my mind. The concept wasn’t foreign to me, as a child, and then as teenager, I loved making up stories. But like a lot of us, as we grow older, I buried the joy of storytelling.
So from 2006 to 2008, I wrote and re-wrote the first book in a trilogy called, The Victory Gospel Series. It was my first attempt at writing Christian Fiction. It wasn’t until 2013, when I was editing the third and final book in this series that I noticed a few things. Each one of the main characters in the books, Candace – When Rain Falls, Angel – When Memories Fade and Lenora – When Perfection Fails were female entrepreneurs. Now oftentimes, writers receive advice from other writers to write what you know. It wasn’t intentional on my part to make these women entrepreneurs, but it served as an example of how real life can be woven into fiction.
I have been an entrepreneur for over fifteen years. There are many life experiences and events that shape a person's faith. For me the many, many moments of helping clients achieve their vision without a doubt have shaped my faith. My skill level has grown, my business sense has matured and my discernment has sharpened. That’s after countless times of flat out getting it wrong.
When you decide to start your own business, that’s a walk of faith. When you decide to walk away from your full-time, very stable job, that’s a walk of faith. When you’re laid off from your job or your financial circumstances changes drastically, it’s a walk of faith as you seek to earn the only income you can with the skills you possess. Being an entrepreneur is truly a walk on water and if you’re not careful, you will find yourself sinking like Peter when he took his eyes of Jesus (Matthew 14:29-30). Because there is no doubt the winds will blow to distract you and cause you to stumble. At that moment, fear may try to take over your thoughts, but you have to remember Jesus already gave you the victory (1 Corinthians 15:57).
In When Women Become Business Owners, you will find twenty-two women who transparently share their stories and provide faith-based advice to help other women step into victory in their businesses. To meet the contributing authors and to find out more about When Women Become Business Owners, visit: www.SteppingIntoVictory.com.
About the Author
Tyora Moody is the author of Soul-Searching Suspense novels in the Serena Manchester Series, Victory Gospel Series and the Eugeena Patterson Mysteries. She is also the author of the nonfiction book, The Literary Entrepreneur’s Toolkit, and the compilation editor for the Stepping Into Victory Compilations under her company, Tymm Publishing LLC.
As a literary-focused entrepreneur, she has assisted countless authors with developing an online presence via her design and marketing company, Tywebbin Creations LLC. Popular services include virtual event planning, book covers and book trailers.
To contact Tyora about book club discussions or for book marketing workshops, visit her online at: www.TyoraMoody.com
Thanks a million for visiting my blog today! I hope you come return to meet more uplifting authors and readers!