UncategorizedIt's Been A Week… April 19, 2011One week ago I posted about stepping out of my comfort zone. I committed to writing and working on my novel every single day for a month. I’ve always wanted to take on that challenge and really give writing all that I had. It’s been one week since I made that commitment and I have to say I am already shocked and amazed by the results. In the last week, I have written for at least several hours every day. I never imagined I would write that much, but once I get going, it is so hard to stop! I’ve revised my first ten chapters, cut about ten pages off the entire length, written one new chapter, and most importantly, I have gained clarity for where these characters and this story are heading. Before, I found it hard to do this in a month because I wasn’t working so hard to give it a shot. I wasn’t choosing to step outside of my comfort zone and believe that more than the status quo might be possible. Even bigger than that, I was not recognizing this as a specific purpose that God has called and gifted me to pursue. I have enjoyed this last week and felt more like myself than I have in a very long time. I do believe a part of that is due to my discoveries about writing, but more than that, it is due to the discoveries about myself that God is revealing through this writing journey. I’m so excited to continue on this process and see where it leads.