I’m joining with Lisa Jo from “The Gypsy Mama” for 5 Minute Friday…Rules are as follows…
- Write your heart out for five minutes and show us what you’ve got.
- Tell your readers you’re linking up here and invite them to play along.
- And most importantly, go visit, read, and encourage the fellow five-minuter who linked up right before you.
If I knew I could, I would simply pull out of everything else I’m involved with and just write. I would outline that book proposal that’s been floating around in my head lately and I would have an uninterrupted chunk of time to finish a complete thought on this and jot some things down instead of the twenty minutes I have before I have to go pick someone up or drop someone off.
I would write said proposal and begin submissions to agents so I could get some experience with this fickle process before I attend “She Speaks” this summer. I would face the fear of rejection because I know there will be plenty of it and I would just do it because I know if I don’t I will always wonder if I should have. Not to mention the fact that I want to teach my children to go for it as well – how on earth will we ever know if we don’t put ourselves out there and try?
If I knew I could I would simply grant myself the gift of time – time to simply just mother, just wife, and just write but God has called me to something else at this time and out of obedience, I serve; however, my heart’s desire is to simply just write.
Your obedience in this season will be rewarded! I hope you get the time, even little snippets of time, to just wife, just mother, just write. It was nice to stop by here today! Have a great weekend!
Thanks, Mariah! That’s my exact focus – to just wife, to mother, to write here and there. I’m trusting.
Thanks for visiting and for commenting!
hi long lost friend! i am with you…heart desire to write right now! but pack and transition i must…you know, as I do, if it’s truly His we can’t lose it and it will come to pass, but i struggle to trust because i feel like i have lost it before and had to fight to get it back…but if it were easy, would it be true? worth it? something worthy of our lives?
well, been missing you while on the road, etc. and yes, i went broader with mine, but very much with this!
Hi, sweet Abby! I have missed your pretty face. How was the move?
Thank you for your very-wise words – so true, so true. I’m keeping this as a focus and just trusting that if it is to be, He will make it happen. Trust is actually quite freeing isn’t it? I wonder why I have such a hard time with it…
Take care of those Hungarians, girl!
For now, you just take the time that you can and Go For It!! Follow your dreams, Natalie! I can’t wait to read your book!
Thanks, girl. I’m going to just wait until I hear His loud and clear voice – He’s done it before and if He wants me to do it, He’ll do it again!
Hope you are well, sweet friend!!!
I would so read a book written by you! Remember we first “met” because I felt I just had to introduce myself after reading you life story. Hope you find the time. I am sure others would be blessed by your story.
Thanks, Amy! I’m looking for it! (The time that is…HA!)
That fear of rejection is a hard one to face. Praying for you as you pursue the dreams God has placed in your heart.
Thank you, Jamie!!! Prayer is always much-appreciated!
you can do it! i know you can. can you find 1 hour a day to do it? (maybe only 5 days a week?) the cumulative effect will work wonders! just knowing that is what you want to do will often help you find the time to do it:)
YES! Martha, I think you just need to come live with me…Your insight is always so good!
I get it. I so do. And sometimes, I think, though, that if I didn’t have the past experiences (and present ones) that pull me away, perhaps there would be something lacking in my writing. Perhaps the experiences now are some part of the fuel for later.
Absolutely, positively completely. I had a conversation with a trusted leader in our church who said just that – it is a period of growing deeper roots and the experiences I’m having now will be what I will incorporate into my writing later. I’m in a period where I’m learning SO much and I know I’m not really quite ready – but will be soon. Looking forward to “She Speaks” to help!
Thanks, Jen. Good to know I’m not alone! :)
I can not WAIT to read your first book!!!
Love you girl!!