I don’t know about you, but I’ve been a lifelong writer. I can’t remember when I wrote my first ‘story’, but I do remember my Granny Spencer presenting me with my very first typewriter when I was ten. She said “because a writer needs one”. From that point on I’ve written…something. Whether the creativity resulted in novels, songs, children’s books, or poems, I wrote.
After 11 years of pursuing publication, I’m entering a different side of writing with a new set of stresses, rewards, and challenges (mainly deadlines and scheduling…with a little worry about what people will think). It’s easy to feel overwhelmed and listen to insecurities about the stories I’ve kept in secret now coming out to the world! Will people like them? Can I continue to be published? How will I be able to manage my family, my job, and writing on deadline?
Rachel Hauck gave me some FANTASTIC advice this week that really helped me refocus…and reminded me of the calling God place on my heart when I was a little girl. To write stories!!!
Here’s what Rachel said: