This new year, I was thinking about my goals and dreams. I asked one important question: How can I use my life to help more people?
Two years ago, I dreamed about writing a book to help guide grieving parents as they navigated the healing process following the loss of a child.
I knew that story well… It was my story. Writing the book was also a way to fulfill my son’s legacy; giving meaning to his life of 16 years, 3 months, and 10 days.
I achieved that dream. I felt much personal resistance and fear in actually writing my story… in revisiting the toughest time of my life, but I realized my desire to share my message of hope was stronger than my fear. I’m so glad I didn’t give up. My book, How to Survive the Worst that Can Happen, is now helping many parents with their own recovery, and nothing feels better than that.
The book also recently won another award! The Readers’ Favorite Silver Award for 2015! Garrett was active in sports throughout his 16 years. Awards meant the world to him! I know he’s thrilled.
I had another dream, I wanted to help others experience their own dreams of having their stories make a difference in people’s lives.
I wanted to share my knowledge about what I love to talk about… writing. Whenever I tell people I’m a writer, the typical response to me is… “You know… I’ve always wanted to write a book!”
A week ago, I fulfilled the dream of helping people get started writing! I wrote and produced the 5 Day Emerging Writer Challenge on a Livestream Broadcast! I had 50 people sign up for that challenge on Periscope.tv!
Having been married to a writer for television and film, and having personally written 4 books, I’d learned a heck of a lot about the writing process!
On the Periscope writing challenge, participants learned how to get started writing with tools, worksheets, and plenty of insight to organize and trigger the writing process… even if they’d never written before.
These 3 Challenge participants are already on their way to writing their own stories:
I’m writing every day….notebook with me at all times….thank you Sandy Peckinpah….you’ve made a positive change in me….I can’t wait to see where this amazing new journey takes me!!!! -E. Valerie Nyiri
The Writing Challenge, organization tips, and worksheets you provided are helpful, and your enthusiasm is contagious… -Susan Ullmann
I would have paid $5000 at a retreat for this information! Now that it’s over, it continues to carry the message YOU delivered, to inspire and trust ourselves, and WRITE NOW! Thank You! -Grace Melinda Sermos
If you’ve ever had a burning desire to write your story, this is an opportunity to fulfill that dream. I’ve packaged the 5 Day Emerging Writer Challenge for you to get started writing!
Here’s the link to learn more:
Emerging Writer Challenge
Don’t leave this earth with your story still inside of you…
It’s your story, your legacy, your purpose for being on this planet.
Here’s my gift to you for this new year… Do you want to create your own achievements for the coming year? You can sign up to receive my free Emerging Goals Worksheet by entering your name at the top right box of the side bar. It’s time to face your dreams head on!
With best wishes and love,