Who is your worst enemy? Is it that nasty person at work? A difficult in-law (or out-law)? Or is it that little voice inside that whispers, Why try? You’re only going to fail? This blog is dedicated to people who want to write, those who care about others and want to take that next step into actually getting their words out there. There is plenty of room for more writers, more authors, more bloggers. Whether you make a living at writing, it’s a side job, or you do it only as a ministry, it’s an incredible thing. Today, I just want to encourage you. It’s okay to dream. But…
Don’t stop with just dreaming. I’m pretty typical when it comes to being female and shopping. I like it. What I like most is how easy it is to shop online in today’s world. I especially enjoy being able to get all sorts of writing/publishing/marketing books through Amazon and Smashwords and other places, many of them for free. (I’ll blog about that later.) However, I noticed a little problem recently.
I was shopping and getting all kinds of books about writing, but I wasn’t actually writing. I was just…dreaming. Now, that’s not necessarily wrong–for a little while. It’s when that’s all I’m doing that it becomes a problem. You see, I wasn’t just dreaming, I was escaping. I was avoiding writing. To be honest, I’m not even sure why. Perhaps I was just tired or being lazy. Could be I was feeling insecure, a little unsure of myself. Maybe I just wasn’t getting enough sleep. Who knows?
Anyway, the point is, it’s good to dream. But…
Don’t stop there.
Put feet on your dreams.
Go ahead and read great books on writing or whatever your dream may involve. Educate yourself. But…Don’t stop there. Get down and write. Put those fingers to the keyboard and work out some of those dreams in writing. You have something to say and I want to hear it. You have insights and ideas that I can’t see, because I can’t see through your eyes. The only way I can is for you to share yourself. I know it’s hard, but how can a dream come true if you never get out from under the covers?
Writing is hard sometimes, but it’s such a wonderful learning experience, putting yourself out there and growing as a person. It can be humbling sometimes, but as we learn and grow from our experiences, we get better.
The stuff I write now is so much better than the stuff I wrote years ago. I’m glad for that first book I published, but my next books are better. As I allow myself to obey the call that the Lord has placed on my life and write, not only do I get the privilege of blessing others, I am blessed as well.
So…Dream, but don’t stop there. Get out from under the covers and put feet to your dreams and see where the Lord takes you! It will be amazing.
- The Secrets to Ebook Publishing Success (teleread.com)