Long Time

Wow, I have not posted on this page for nearly a year. My, time flies.

When I first created this website, I defined myself as a writer. I also found my identity in my circumstances. I don't define myself by those terms anymore. I love to write, I still live in usual circumstances, but I am who God created and is making me to be. I simply am. I don't have to live up to a standard to fulfill myself. God adores me and fills me with His Spirit just as I am.

It's been freeing. As I put more pressure on myself to write, the desire to had faded. Now that I don't have to, I've rediscovered my love of it. I've even considering joining in National Novel Writing Month this year.

I've let go of the book I had been working on. After I finished the draft, I felt a lack of drive to work on it more. I had been working on it for the past six years, but I think it was more than that. The story helped me process the rough experiences I was going through during those years. The characters bore my struggles and worked through them and turned out okay. I think it told my subconscious I would turn out okay too.

I will always love that story and those characters, but they are more a part of me than I want to share with the world. So for right now, they'll stay tucked away. I have other stories I'm excited to work on, ones I can't wait for others to read.

Well, there's a bit of news about me. Who knows when I post next on this page. Maybe it'll be another year gone by before I think of it.

Janelle