100 Followers Celebration! + Hiatus + Another Announcement

Hey y’all!

OH. MY. GOODNESS. This little blog family officially has 100 members! To be exact, 102 – I appreciate each and every one of you. Not about to leave anyone out. πŸ˜‰ And to clarify further, this number does not include me. Yes, I follow my own blog. *awkward laugh* Y’all, I follow it in order to be sure nothing weird is happening with the emails that are sent out! XD

Okay, enough of my silliness. I want to give a sincere thanks to you guys. I truly do love and appreciate each and every one of you. Thank you for showing such an interest in what I have to say. Thank you for your support and encouragement as I navigate the road of life. It truly means the world!

I thank my God in all my remembrance of you.

Philippians 1:3

I really don’t know how to express how grateful I am, so that verse will say it for me. I love all you members of this little blog family! May we continue to grow together in Christ.

I want to do something special for y’all in order to celebrate! So as a thanks for following my blog and supporting me, I’m going to make you something! For free, of course. XD

I’m going to make character graphics for the characters of your WIPs. If you don’t know what a character graphic is, here’s one I made for Temira, my main character from The Apostle’s Sister:

Now I’m going to make character graphics for you guys, as a treat and a token of my appreciation! You can pick any character from any one of your works – whether that’s a short story or a novel.

If you’d like me to make a character graphic for you, just fill out this form. (Please, no inappropriate requests. I will delete any of those immediately. I don’t think any of you guys would do that, but I feel it needed to be said.) You may sign up for one character graphic only. I’ll do my best to email it to you within a week of your request, but that depends on how many requests I get. The graphics will be done in the order the requests are submitted.

To submit a request, you must like this post, leave a comment, and be a follower of this site. Other than that, there are no requirements to sign up.

Sign-ups close on Sunday, June 6, at 11:59 PM Pacific Time. So if you’d like a graphic, be sure to submit your request before then.

Alrighty! I’m really excited to create those for you guys. I hope you like this prize!

Moving on, I have to tell you something important.

I’m taking a hiatus from regular blog posting. This hiatus will last until Monday, August 2.

I need a little break right now. I’m dealing with several big questions regarding the future of my novel, The Apostle’s Sister. I’m also dealing with big questions about what God has planned for me in the path of writing in general. I know he has called me to be a writer, but I’m not sure where he’s leading me with my writing. I need time to clear my mind and reflect on those things with him. Basically, at this point I’m not ready to continue blogging about my writing journey. I want to put out content for you guys that is encouraging, truthful, and discerning so that we can grow in our faith. Right now I’m not sure about several things and want time to bring them to God before I continue blogging about them.

Thanks for understanding!

I definitely won’t be disappearing, though. I’ll still be around the blogosphere, commenting on all your awesome posts! And you’re welcome to come on here anytime and say hi. I love chatting with you all.

Now for the other announcement: I now have platforms on both Instagram and Twitter! Head on over here to follow Joy C. Woodbury on Instagram (@discipleswhowrite), and over here to follow Joy C. Woodbury on Twitter (@joyc_woodbury).

Alrighty, that’s all, folks! Again, thank you so much for being such a support and encouragement to me. Blessings!

You know the drill – eat, pray, write, repeat!


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  1. Congrats on 100 followers!!!! That’s so awesome!
    I’m really going to miss you while you’re on your break but I totally understand…breaks are very necessary! I hope you have a good one. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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  2. WOOHOOOOO, JOY I AM SOOOOOO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!!!! You TOTALLY deserve 100 followers and that is just seriously SO incredible!!!! *throws out party streamers and bakes a big celebration cake* *showers chocolate to all of JC’s followers* I followed your other blog, which I think is SO cool!!!! I don’t know how many posts I’ll be able to read since I’m sooo terribly behind on When Calls the Heart AND When Hope Calls and I don’t wanna be spoiled, BUT that just means I’ll have plenty of awesome posts to read if/when I finally catch up. πŸ˜‰ I think your giveaway thingy is SO AWESOME!!!!! I’ll have to think about a character to send (but if I don’t ever send one just to give you a heads up, I tend to be a bit forgetful. So there’s that. XD Just thought I’d let you know, I’m not purposefully forgetting, just that I can’t ever seem to remember anything for the life of me. πŸ˜‚) Also, have a suuuper awesome fun break!!!!! I TOTALLY get the need to take breaks now and then, but I’ll be awaiting your return!!!!!

    I think I covered everything. πŸ™‚

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    1. Aw, thank you so much, Issabelle!
      Thanks for the follow! Haha, that’s okay. I wouldn’t want anything to be spoiled for ya. I literally binged the entire Season 1 of WHC just this week…. *sheepish grin*
      Sounds awesome! I can be forgetful, too, so I totally get where you’re coming from.
      Thanks for the support! Really, a million thank yous!

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  3. CONGRATULATIONS ON 100 FOLLOWERS!!!!!! *throws confetti and balloons and party streamers* It’s been such a blessing to have you in the blogosphere and get to read your posts, Joy!!! I can’t wait to see where God takes you with this!
    Also, that’s so awesome how you started another blog!!! I’ve seen WHC so I’ll definitely have to check it out! (I don’t have social media, but if I did then I would definitely follow you!) πŸ˜‰
    I hope you have a great hiatus and that God will show you what He wants you to do with your novel! I’ll be praying that He gives you guidance and will help you figure everything out! πŸ˜€

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  4. I’m gonna miss you… but you gotta go where God is leading you. Continue being open to His call, and He’ll show You His will! Thanks for sharing. And that’s a neat prize, too. I might take you up on that…. πŸ™‚
    Habakkuk 3:19

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  5. Oh, and I couldn’t like your post (because I don’t have my own website), but the orangish-brown picture is my sister Mikaela because I used her account instead… hope you don’t mind!

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  6. CONGRATS JOY!!! 100 is AMAZING!! It has been so fun to get to know you and I love reading your posts!
    You are going to make character graphics for us? *gasps* I’m so excited!! You are FABULOUS at making collages! Also, I hope you have a fantastic hiatus and are able to find the answers you need! <33

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  7. Congratulations Joy!!! That is awesome!! I still remember back in like September, I saw a comment you made on TWN about the Apostles Sister, and I replied saying I would love to read it. Then in December, TWN had a blog post about you, Kristianne, and Alexa all starting blogs and I went to check them out. Since then your blog has a been an awesome place!! I am so proud to be one of the hundred followers you have!! Love ya girl <33

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  8. CONGRATS, GIRL, ON 100 FOLLOWERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‚ WOO-HOO!!!!!!!!! God is using you and this blog to reach people for Him!!!!!! And I am SO BLESSED to not only follow this blog and support you on your writing journey but also to be friends with an AMAZING GAL!!!!!!!!!!πŸ’—

    Oooh, another blog!!!!! AWESOME!!!!!! I’ve seen some episodes of When Hope Calls, and I definitely want to watch more!!!!!!!!! (I just don’t always have access to them. Our family doesn’t have cable, so the things I watch mostly are either from our DVDs or Disney +. On Disney +, I watch a lot of the old Disney Channel stuff–the ones that came out in the early 2000s, like High School Musical, Lemonade Mouth, Camp Rock, Princess Protection Program, etc.) Anyways, I’ll totally follow your new blog!!!!!! πŸ˜€ Also, I hope you enjoy your hiatus!!! Sometimes we need a break to rejuvenate ourselves. I’m wishing you the best and really fun summer!!!!!!!!!! πŸ™‚ <333

    Also, I'm so EXCITED that you're making character graphics!!!!!!!!! πŸ˜€ You always do a FANTASTIC job with designing things!!!!!!!! πŸ˜€

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    1. Thank you, Katherine! I do pray that that is so. Oh, you’re so kind!

      I know, it’s so good! You can also watch on Hallmark Movies Now. They give you a 7 day free trial, then you pay $5.99 per month, which isn’t bad at all compared to most streaming services. The only problem it’s given me is that streaming is constantly interrupted on the computer, so I watch on my phone. Not sure if that’s only me, but I’ve heard that plenty others have the same complaint, so I’d just be aware of that. It’s good they do have that free trial for a week!

      Thanks! I really enjoy doing it!

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