I didn’t go anywhere. I just had a little (unplanned) writing respite.
Maybe I needed to let my noodle have a Christmas break along with the rest of me. I’ll admit that I was disappointed when I didn’t accomplish what I wanted to over the Christmas break. I was ready to slay the writing project giant, the cluttered house giant and any other Neanderthals that got in my way.
But all I managed to do was eat too much dessert and take a lot of naps. If there were such a thing as a ‘professional napper’ I could pay off all y’all’s mortgages.
Many of my writer friends made great strides during the holidays and I celebrated them. I truly am happy for them, as they sign contracts and publish books. It’s quite an accomplishment to take a book from ‘bright idea’ to written form to published product. Then there are the book proposals and pitch letters to go along with it. Anyway – it’s huge.
I’ve not been that encouraging to myself, though. I’ve slumped around and shuffled through, feeling a little low and having pity-parties. (Note to self : always bring chocolate to a pity party)
Then I had a 2019 epiphany of sorts… eureka!
The end is not near. Not yet, anyway.
It’s time to party for real – I’m back on the writing train heading on toward my destinations. I feel like the magician in “Frosty the Snowman” (not the evil part and melting snowmen and all, the part where he realizes he needs to get at it). I’ve got to get busy, busy, busy!
Sitting around in the dumps doesn’t accomplish a thing and it’s right where the enemy wants us to be- he thinks we’ll give up.
If you find yourself feeling less than enthusiastic because you think you’ve missed the mark, think again. God says in His Word that His plan will be accomplished. Have faith!
It’s not the end of your dream or goal. The path is still there laid out before you. Just get up and keep on moving forward.
I heard recently that the Christian artist, Lauren Daigle, lost out two or even three times on American Idol. But she didn’t give up and go home, and forget about singing. Now look at her.
When I listen to her, I can’t believe that she lost a singing competition to anyone. Lauren’s phenomenal. I’m really glad she didn’t give up.
So, happy 2019! Here’s to all of our accomplishments yet to come! This is a new day – grab it and run.
LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. I can definitely relate and needed this word of encouragement too! Thanks, Connie.
I’m so glad I could offer some encouragement! We have to help lift each other up?
I think most writers can relate, Connie. I know I can! It’s a constant opportunity to lay it at His feet. I look forward to seeing what He will do through you, and your writing, in 2019!
Hi Cathy! Yes, I think we all go through little “down times”. Thank goodness we don’t stay there!
I’m looking forward to reading more from you, from (and about) The Tiny House!!?❤️