How does the saying go…the best laid plans?
Well as much as I thought I had everything sorted for my live launch event on Tuesday, 12th, for my debut novel, All That it Takes, something of course threw a wrench in the works, which unfortunately affected some people’s ability to join me live.
Luckily, I decided at the last minute to go live on my Facebook page at the same time. I don’t have a paid Zoom account so I couldn’t do the link to Facebook. But, I do have a big computer monitor so I could have both platforms open at the same time side by side. If you missed it you can watch the recording on my Facebook page here.
At first when I didn’t see anyone joining on Zoom I was a bit discouraged, but then when three people joined the Facebook event I felt much better. I told myself that I’m a debut author and I shouldn’t expect too much and attributed it to that, and also that people have busy lives, and they could watch the recording later.
Well, my phone started pinging and I realized there was an issue. I got to work trying to sort things out – I still don’t know what I did wrong, but I have figured out a possible fix so it won’t happen again. Once I had people in both the Zoom and Facebook platforms, I rolled with it and had a great time. Of course, in all the confusion, I missed something on my agenda. But all in all, I’m so happy with how it went and the support of family and friends.
The saying I started this post with – the best laid plans – can be attributed to two sources:
In the poem To a Mouse, Robert Burns wrote – “the best laid schemes of mice and men”;
And from Proverbs 16:1 “We can make our plans but the final outcome is in God’s hands.” (Living Bible)
This scripture verse has always been a mantra in my life, as much as I’ve planned things, I have realized that ultimately God is in control, and I trust him.
This is a major theme for one of the characters in my book who daily prays:
“Father God, I thank you for my life. All is in your hands and I leave it there.”
I trust that in the midst of all that life is throwing at us in these uncertain times, that you will realize there is a God who is with us, and will work all things out to our good, if only we trust in him.
Do you have a story of when a plan went awry? Leave a comment and tell me about it.