Look at that! Here we are again at Wednesday Write Life!
I came across Proverbs 10:22 this morning during my Bible time. The NIV Bible says, “The blessing of the LORD brings wealth, without painful toil for it.”
This verse made me think of my novel. The act of writing it just felt blessed by the Lord. Whether it is ever published or not, the experience of writing it was wonderful, therapeutic, and fascinating. There were several months where I had uninterrupted time to write and the ideas kept flowing and developing into what became a three hundred and thirty-three-page book that I couldn’t believe I had written! I truly view this as a gift from God in a time that my mind was in utter chaos at every other moment. The story was a mental vacation and writing the first draft was almost easy! Thank you, Lord for writing, words, books, and the healing that you bring through them.
Has something hard ever seemed easy to you?
Happy Wednesday! I would like Wednesdays to be devoted to sharing my writing journey. We’ll see if that actually happens. I am definitely not known for my consistency with the ole blog. Sigh.
BUT today I am blogging and am in fact blogging about my journey so far in fiction writing.
In case you missed it, I wrote a book. It’s a middle-grade fantasy and that’s all I am going to say for now. I follow many authors who tell what they write about while they are writing the book and I just can’t do it! The story has been such an escape for me. A place I explored for two or three hours every day and found so many magnificent things. I have to admit, I am a little sad now that the last chapter is written. I can’t wait to finish all the editing and get it to wherever it’s going so that I can dive back into the magical world and discover what else it has to offer. The truth is I haven’t been able to keep from beginning the second book although I am not certain that the first will ever be published. I think that is what makes a writer a writer. They write. They must get the story out whether anyone will read it or not.
So that’s where I am at. I have written a book which I never thought I would ever do and it was a fantastic experience! No matter if the story is published or not, the fact is that writing it had to be done because the story was in me and needed to get out.
I do have to confess that I have guilt in beginning the second book without knowing if the first is going to be published. It’s the same guilt that all of us moms feel when it comes to doing anything for ourselves. If it doesn’t contribute to the family, it feels like an indulgence! Ugh! But the fact is, there are many moments in the day where I could be doing something constructive and I don’t. Why not take those moments and devote them to something I truly enjoy and that brings healing to my mind and spirit?
Yes, why not? I’m going to write the second book.
Are you a mother with a hobby? What is it?
Do you feel guilty about it?
I’ve been away from the blog for quite some time. You’ll never guess what I’ve been up to. This morning, I finished writing my first fiction novel. It feels strange to even type that, but it happened.
So, I am aware of the fact that the content of this blog is now NOTHING like it was in the beginning (a fitness blog), but for those of you with any interest, stay tuned for my journey to traditional publishing! And if you don’t mind, say a prayer (or two) for me as well. 🙂
Hope this finds you all well,
Have you written a book?
Did you ever end up doing something you never thought you would?
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