Finding the Courage

In 2020 my youngest graduated high school. This brought an end to a phase in my life and suddenly I felt somewhat lost. I’d been a SAHM since 1998 and homeschooling since 2002 and now I wasn’t sure what to do.
After some time in prayer and considering all my options, I decided to pursue coaching. I spent the summer of 2020 earning my coaching certification.
In the fall of 2020, I got this wild idea to write a story after I finished watching the Twilight movies again. So I grabbed a notepad and jotted down my ideas, then I began writing scenes. The story began to take a life of its own and before long it had me consumed.
I spent the next several weeks working on this elaborate backstory with writing and researching.
After a year of writing I finally had the story written. This is when a whole other journey began – the editing.
And another education began too.
Over the 8 months, I learned about editing process and the different types of edits. As I’m in the final phase of editing, again comes more education – publishing.
So as I inch closer toward the finish line of a completed book, I am learning about the aspects of publishing.

The writing journey has been exciting, scary, nerve-racking, and beautiful all at the same time. As I move into my book becoming a reality, the nerves hit me. My story, my thoughts, my imaginary characters and town, my creation is about to be on display for all to see, read, and judge. It is a scary place, but it is full of hope and excitement too.
As I muster up the courage to lose sight of the shore, I look forward to my journey across the ocean.

Thanks for reading.

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

“Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart, All you who hope in the Lord.” Psalm 31:24

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7

10 responses to “Finding the Courage”

  1. I loved your post. I’m so proud of you. I know this is winding down to a few more months maybe. Try to be patient because it is worth the time to get it like you want it to be. Keep me posted. Just send email that says progress or frustrations. I love you bunches

    1. As always thank you for all your support and encouragement. You’ve been with from the very beginning of it. It’s still hard to believe I’ve completed the book. Of course I will keep you updated.❤️

  2. Such an exciting time for you! Your journey has been amazing already, and many others and I are anxious to see what and where you will explore on the other side of this ocean!

    1. Yes it is an exciting time. Thank you for the continual encouragement and prayers.

  3. Thank you for sharing!

    1. You are welcome. I appreciate the comment and support

  4. Congratulations on your current and future endeavors.

    1. Thank you Tangie. I appreciate all the support you have given me through this journey.

      1. You are welcome. I definitely appreciate you and Cecily. By the way, I want my book autographed N.S. Nichols.

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