Thursday, April 19, 2012

Down but I'm not out...

Well, the writing world has been a frustrating journey the last month. Deep breath.  First, I did not place in the writing contest I had entered.  Granted I wasn't expecting to win, but it would have been nice to be nominated=)  Second, I heard back from that agent that was interested in my work.  She said that she thought my writing was good, but didn't feel confident that she could sell my story to a publisher.  It was bitter-sweet.  BUT that is one agent in a sea of many...she liked my writing...I can work with that=)  Last, as I was beginning to write book two, my editor and I discussed some things that needed to change in order for book two to flow a little better.  Which means I have to go back and re-write some of book one.  I am excited about the changes, just not all the work=)
So after a few days of licking my wounds I sat down and really sought after what God wanted.  Was I just pouring myself into writing for nothing? Why was I doing this?  To be published?  Well, yes, that would be nice - a great goal!  But I write because I enjoy it.  I have a story I want to tell.  Maybe the Lord has great plans for my books or maybe it will just be a hobby, but for now I will just take the time I have to write and enjoy every word of it!


  1. That's awesome that you can look at it as "maybe the Lord has great plans for my books or maybe it will just be a hobby...!"