This Blog was born from a failed book attempt.
(Who isn’t writing a book these days…anyways…)
Technically it didn’t fail. The book succeeded.
But, when it came time to publish and set up a book tour, I just couldn’t do it. Not in this season of life.
My husband is a Firefighter. I have three kids. How can I possibly be gone for weeks at time?
My editor was the encourager.
“It’s not a no…It’s a not now.”
“Establish your presence with a blog.”
“Join the Blogosphere.”
And so I was shuffled around a bit, paired with an amazing website and blog designer where I was encouraged to select a name and a means of marketing myself galore.
And the whole just felt…wrong.
It just seemed so…not what I had been working towards.
I had just spent two years writing, editing, re-writing, and dreaming of seeing my book in print. The thought was a bit too much to bear and so I resigned to take a break and pray through the holidays.
And so I prayed…and drank some wine, cried to my husband, whined to friends, and pruned my fingers in a puddle of pity.
What direction should I go?
I had resigned to wait for the perfect platform, design, color scheme, and words before I sat down to write.
And then I realized… if I were to hold true to that notion then I may never sit down and start writing.
So here it is, Hump Day, my kids are resting before Awanas and I just decided to sit down and go for it…again.
Praise that our sweet creator doesn’t expect perfection, He just wants us to come.
And so I am giving Him my passion for writing, my voice, and above all my desire to point to His glory.
I have to exhale and grin, because I truly believe He can work with it.
He will gladly take what I have to say about my beautiful mess of womanhood, motherhood, and being a wife.
He will take what I place in His hands and use it, and transform it, and make it amazing.
Because He is an awesome God and because I am simply willing.
Do you fear starting something new when you are uncertain of the outcome?