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Wednesday, March 07, 2012

I'm in between ideas, unsure of where I'll go next. That's both freeing and frightening. Freeing because the world is my oyster, I can start something new. Terrifying because I can easily shop online or redecorate my house or play Angry Birds instead. So I need an idea. Wait, I have an idea. I'm just not sure I'm ready to write it. Did you ever have something feel too important and that you're not ready yet?

I know Moses did. And God gave him Aaron and said, "Go ahead, you're ready."

So I need to find my Aaron, my crutch and get back on the horse as soon as possible. Today I'm going to write a proposal. I may never send it anywhere, but it's something to get me started, right? I want to write a chick lit again, so I'm working hard on keeping my perspective UP. So I'm trying to think WITH people so that I don't get too bogged down in the thought process.

I find that if I have too much time on my hands, I waste it. So I need to have a plan and a schedule. Do you have any motivating ideas for when you weren't ready for something and God said, Go Ahead and you survived it? Flourished in it? Inspire us!
posted at 3:33 PM  
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At 4:34 PM, Blogger Tonya said...

A lot of people say "just do it" but sometimes the hardest thing is getting started.

I've had a lot of things I didn't feel ready for but had no choice. Most recently this... I have a chronic illness that has always been seen as a heart problem. For some strange reason, traditional treatments haven't worked for me. Last November I went to a new specialist who told me I may have a connective tissue disorder causing my heart problem. I tested positive. so now I have 3 diseases, lovely :/
Anyways the best thing for this form connective tissue disease is very specific exercise.  Exercise is torture with my heart being so crazy. My specialist set me up with a really knowledgable exercise physiologist and he layed out a program for me. 
I didn't want to do it, it scared me, but I had follow up appointments so I HAD to do it. Well, I chose to do it.
For months I have felt like this was the end of me....just this week is the first  time I haven't felt so overwhelmed by it all. It's one step less of a struggle. 

My point is sometimes you just have to jump in but with a plan.
-Can you say I'm going to write this much this day 
-then reward yourself when you do
-find a way to track your progress 
- and have someone to be accountable too

It's not easy, but it may be worth it.

At 12:35 PM, Blogger Mary F. Allen said...

Several years back I kept getting this thought that I should go in and see if I could write for the local newspaper. I had no background for this. It made no sense to me at all. The idea of walking in cold turkey and asking for a job looked like the Great Wall of China. But the urging remained, so one day as I drove through town, I stopped and offered my services. The editor gave me a one-time trial assignment and I ended up stringing for them for two years and freelancing for another three. She really liked my writing and reader feedback was very gratifying. The Great Wall had an open door in God's timing.


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Kristin Billerbeck
Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

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