As many of you know, this last year has been a rough one. Between my husband’s health issues, an overseas move, and transitioning from military to civilian life, I’ve hardly had time to catch my breath, much less write anything. Every now and then I’d get a wild hair and sit down to write 5,000 words, but then it would be another month before I’d be able to sit down again.
I was lost.
I felt very alone.
As it turns out, if you’re not doing all that God has called you to do, then satisfaction remains just beyond your grasp. I found that I was focusing on a lot of things that weren’t falling under God’s calling for me. Of course, God, my husband, and my children come first. But I was letting my writing/editing fall below stuff like socializing, homeschool community–in other words, I was spreading my focus to thin.
The five days I spent in Dallas were an eye-opener. God spoke to me several times throughout the trip. I got to sit in on several workshops, listen to keynote speaker, Michael Hyatt, and spend time with fellow speculative fiction writers (among many others). I have not felt so inspired in a long time! And it was not the kind of inspiration that will wane in a few short weeks. It is the kind that came with practical steps and advice.
Writing means sacrifice.
Writing means saying no a lot.
Writing means I am accountable only to myself and God. No one else is going to make me do it.
Writing means letting go of the little things.
I am ready to take on the challenge. I am prepared to allow God’s guidance in my life.
I am a writer.
And an editor. Yep, that’s right. In the coming weeks, you’ll be seeing some changes to my website. I am letting go of the more “daily life/diary” feel and finding new ways to focus my blog.
Michael Hyatt said that our website is like our “home base”. When people visit, they should be able to tell who you are and what you do. Your website should showcase your work, engage visitors, and bring them back for more!
My website has lacked focus, pretty much since I started it in June 2011, but I’m bringing it around. So, don’t be worried if you pop over and see things changing. I’m pretty exstatic about the new things to come. In fact, I’ll be making a pretty exciting announcement on Friday, so be sure to come back for more!
What changes have you undergone recently where God has really revealed Himself to you?