UncategorizedThe Day Has Come May 11, 201130 days ago I made a commitment. I made a commitment to write every single day for 30 days, ending on May 11th. Well, here we are, it’s May 11th. I have never done this. I’ve always said that I was going to try to write every day for whatever period of time and every time, it has died off after a few days. Not this time, I told myself. I will do it. I will give it a try and see where it goes. And I did. I must confess, I have not written EVERY SINGLE DAY of the last 30 days. There have been a few that I missed. All of them I missed was because I was frustrated with my novel and wasn’t sure where to take it from there. The cool part is that even on those days that I did not write, I thought about it. I pondered my novel, perhaps in a frustrated manner, but pondered it nonetheless. I have been dwelling on my novel every day for thirty days, having written most of those days. And, I have to say, I am amazed at the experience. I have learned more about myself and my writing in these last thirty days than I ever have. As I’ve posted on here, my purpose has been renewed, my confidence in myself as a writer has been renewed (most of the time), but most importantly, my determination to fulfill this purpose has been lit on fire. As much as I love to write, I have had my share of good and bad days in the last 30. But, even on the bad ones, I’ve been determined. Determined to sit down and make myself do it. Determined to be faithful to this purpose and to the gifts God has given me. I read a blog this morning that completely summed up what I have discovered through this commitment. It said, “The possibilities are endless when passion meets purpose.” How true that is. I’ve had a passion to write for a long time, but I lacked purpose and therefore, it wasn’t happening. You see, writing, like many things, is just plain hard. Writing a novel takes time, dedication, and focus that I don’t always have. I could not be successful at it if I did not have a greater purpose and strength pulsing under the surface that keeps me going, that will not allow me to quit, to give up. In the last 30 days, my passion has finally met up with my purpose as a writer and as a person. I have discovered how inextricably my soul is tied to writing and the pursuit of that God-given calling. So, where does that leave me, you ask? I thought that I would be lucky to make it through this 30-day commitment. But, here I am, on the other side, and I can’t physically imagine a day without writing or thinking about writing. So, I will continue on this journey. Thanks for listening to my writing rants.