OTS by Jess: Day Five

“But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You; Let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them; Let those also who love Your name be joyful in You. For You, O Lord, will bless the righteous; With favor You will surround him as with a shield.” -Psalms 5:11-12

More and more I find my confidence growing in the Lord. He is giving me the strength and drive to pursue more passions of mine. Not only am I getting myself back into an athletic state through working out, but I am getting started on my novel.

For those of you who are new to my blog, it’s always been a dream of mine to write a New York Times Bestseller. It’s on my bucket list, if you will. I love writing. There is no better way for me to express myself. I think I went through a phase where I lost my creativity. I was too concerned if my work would be received well by my audience. That fear exists no longer.

Needless to say, I had no idea where to start.

I recently met a man who has published two of his own books, or I should say E-books, on Amazon.com. What a brilliant and fascinating person he is. He’s also working on the third book in his series.

“Just start writing.”

This was the advice he gave when I asked him where to start. I’m actually editing his third book right now. Reading a manuscript like that was just the kick I needed to get my butt in gear to write my own. Unfortunately, you’ll have to wait until it’s published to find out what it is about.

Cue: evil laugh.

I can’t tell you how invigorating it feels to start this project… finally. I’m in love with the character that I’m creating and I’m in love with the story frame I have. I almost feel like I’m living a double life as I write. How fun is that?

During this time, I knew that I would be exploring many different avenues of my loves, but I had no idea that one of those loves would spring itself on me so soon. I mean, I know a book can’t be written in a day. I just didn’t think the writing conquest would be the first to come.

This is a reminder to me that this time is not dictated by me. It’s all part of a larger master plan.

And I am completely confident in that plan.

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