I Have a Confession To Make
Being a writer is hard.
I admit it.
I am an author. I've tried to be other things and it didn't go well. Bursts of imagination set me on fire, characters leap out at me from the pages and tug me along on their adventures. Stories run in my veins, but that doesn't mean they come easy. Sometimes, to get those stories out, I have to sweat. I have to cry. I have to bleed.
Anytime you pour that much heart and passion into anything, you risk something. Hope is a driving force, a spark that makes your heart beat faster and thrusts you onto journeys you never thought possible. When it shatters, it takes some time to piece together again. Hope is terrifying.
But when Hope is finally realized...there's nothing like it. Especially when you look back and realize that all your tears and sleepless nights were not for nothing.
've been told that God does not waste passion spent on Him. So I hang onto that. And I am telling you all of this because I need to remind myself...
Take the rejection and move on. Fight through the hard days, something beautiful is on the other side. Quit comparing yourself, they started somewhere at the bottom too.
Your story is unique. It is valuable. And yes, I know it's hard and not every chapter makes sense or gives you butterflies. Don't worry. There would be no happily ever after without the tears.
So. From one fighter to the next, keep going.
It's going to be okay.
6/10/2021 05:30:47 pm
That’s really encouraging stuff right there. It reminds me of making sermons for school. You have an idea that you have to try and bring out, you spend time and effort on it and in the end you hope that it’s a help to someone. Keep at it! You have a great start as a writer. Keep God at the center and do it for his glory, you can’t go wrong with that.
6/11/2021 12:10:23 pm
Sounds like you can definitely relate. Thanks for the words of wisdom, Jake! :)
6/10/2021 06:25:53 pm
Wow! Such heartfelt inspiration! So proud of you and glad that you are pursuing your dream as hard as it may be! I look forward to your writings. Being a writer is not easy, but the hearts you touch are worth every effort! You're such a blessing, my dear, sweet granddaughter! I love you so much! Grammy Alice XOXO
6/11/2021 12:12:32 pm
Thank you! You are a wonderful blessing to me as well! <3 xo
6/10/2021 08:58:35 pm
Hey Nita! This post was a huge encouragement to me! Can't wait to read more of your posts! There's hope, even if writing is hard--something that I've been learning myself!
6/11/2021 12:11:33 pm
Aw, thank you, Hannah! I'm so glad you enjoyed it - I miss you and am really looking forward to the day I get to fangirl over one of your books. <3
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