The next writing prompt in “God Is My Happy Place” is
“On a scale of 1 to 10, how confident do you feel today?”
Well, I haven’t felt very confident lately. Maybe a 6. In fact, I’m not even very confident about writing this post. I don’t seem to know what to write. I write something and then get rid of it all. I have rewritten this post from scratch at least 3 times.
I have been anxious about getting as much writing done as I think I should. And lately that hasn’t been at a level I want it. This is partly because of working overtime at work these last few weeks. However, I also haven’t felt very confident about having anything to say. I know I need to work on relying on God for His words and not my own. If I want to accomplish my writing goals, it is more important than ever.
I have three writing goals. I thought I would share them with you. Getting them out there might help me to work on them and keep you, my readers, informed of what is happening in my world of writing.
- Continuing to write this blog. I try to post once a week, but sometimes that doesn’t happen. I want to make more of an effort to make that happen. As a heads up, though, I have a couple of vacations coming up in April, so there may be a couple of weeks, that I don’t have a post.
- Writing a book. I’m in the outline process right now, getting all my thoughts together and in a cohesive order. I’m not ready to reveal what it is about quite yet. Though I will say, it is not what I would have ever guessed that I would be writing. This goal may take me quite a while though. With a full time job, I don’t have as much time as I would like to write. But I am working on it as I can. And I have lots of ideas in the area of writing books.
- I have been asked to write an article for an online magazine. I have committed to at least one article, to see if it is feasible to do. If I do decide to contribute regularly, it would be one article every other month. So it doesn’t sound too bad. I think I will enjoy doing it.
To accomplish these goals, I know I will need to protect my writing time and utilize it to work on these goals. And even more so, I will need to rely on God, not only for the words, but also for the time to do it all. I cannot do it on my own. And frankly the goals scare me a bit, especially the book.
I’ve heard it said that if your dreams don’t scare you they aren’t big enough. So does that mean my goals are big enough? I don’t know, but it’s a start.
I haven’t given an update recently, so here is a Praise Report for those following my weight loss journey: I’m celebrating victory over food addiction/overeating for 330 days. God has removed 71.1 pounds from me.