Oh my goodness, it’s been a while since I’ve been here and I apologize for that. I hate to admit it, but I’ve been struggling as far as my writing goes. I submitted two stories to my publisher back in May and then BAM! I seemed to have lost all interest in writing. I would start a story but stop after a few pages, then I’d try a different story with the same results.
I just couldn’t focus on writing or anything to do with writing.
And that made me feel somewhat lost but…I decided not to panic so I took a break.
About a week before Christmas, I opened my email to find a letter from my publisher offering me a 3-book contract for a series I’d forgotten I’d even submitted to her along with contracts for the two stories I submitted in May. So that’s a contract for FIVE different books!
A few days after the contracts, the one story I was having trouble with came to mind. And in like a 30-second window, I saw how I needed to change the story to make it work so…I’m writing again.
And that makes me happy!
Life is often like that. We are way too quick to panic when something goes wrong or doesn’t go the way we expect. Instead of panicking, we need to take a step back, take some deep breaths, and focus on God. It will work out one way or another, panic, worry, and depression make nothing better.
So as we enter into a new year, let’s make a commitment to focus more on God and less on anxiety, worry and depression.