But I'm getting ahead of myself......
I wrote occasionally for Mum's blog, My Simple Blessed Life, before, just a year & a half ago, I was permitted to create my own personal blog. My thoughts have ranged from preachy, repetitive, random, silly, familial memories, small joy-filled moments to cherish, & everything else in between which the Lord has prompted me to write.
In this past year, the Lord has grown ME, taught me, & also fleshed out my writing style here on my blog & in my novels in the works. Above all, He's really given me more confidence than I have ever experienced before...especially concerning my writing. His gift of writing. Speaking of which....
My goal--with everything I set my mind to--is to glorify the One who blessed me with the gift of writing, & not hide my light/faith under a bushel.
After a lovely, bolstering talk with Aunt Patti & Gabrielle (one of many during my stay in Idaho!) I've finally relinquished my control-freak worry-wart fretting about getting published.
Okay, so not totally...but I have a peace & my faith has been strengthened that God will work through everything I write for His glory...in His timing.
He's in control of my novel(s) being published one day, & until then, all He asks is that I trust Him to take care of the details.
And also to simply write for the sheer enjoyment of it...as well as the tearing-your-hair-out-writers-block-gnashing-of-teeth-feeling that I experience way too often! (Jaz-I know you can relate!)
Back to the Word document that is 67,000+words in counting, & not even half overhauled.
Aaaarrrrrgh!!!! (For the record: love the story, excited to overhaul it & all, but there is A. LOT of overhauling yet to do!)
Hey...its my story & I'll scream if I want to!