Why did God wait to teach me about joy?

Joy. What does that word really mean? Let’s backtrack. Two weeks ago, I blogged about my first major ‘lightbulb’ moment of this year. To sum it up in three sentences: multiple people I’d looked up to really let a lot of people down. I was mad. God helped me forgive them (a story for anotherContinue reading “Why did God wait to teach me about joy?”

The Waiting Begins…

It’s been a big week! As well as starting work on my next novel (YAY!), I have entered my first novel, Open Your Eyes, into the American Christian Fiction Writers’ Genesis contest for unpublished authors. I have to wait for ages (until May/June) to get feedback from the judges, but I can’t wait to hearContinue reading “The Waiting Begins…”

I Am Here

Do you ever feel forgotten? Alone? Insignificant? Sitting in my office each day, typing out stories that no one has read yet, I do. And that adds pressure. I feel pressure to finish and get published as quickly as possible, so that all this effort will mean something. I want people to read my workContinue reading “I Am Here”

Waiting, Self-Doubt and Heroes

You are wasting your time. No one will see or appreciate your work. You’re failing. Even though I haven’t been consciously thinking those discouraging thoughts, they’ve definitely been on my mind over the past few weeks. Self-doubt has been infecting me. Quietly hovering on the edge of my subconscious, a general feeling of failure andContinue reading “Waiting, Self-Doubt and Heroes”