Announcing a Change

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Well, after giving it much thought, I have made a decision.

I love, love, love to write here at Growing4Life. I love my readers and I love to write about God and life and family from a biblical viewpoint. I never run out of ideas.

But lately, I have felt rather uninspired. And repetitive. And even a bit boring at times.

I think it has been because I feel rather locked in to a particular type of writing here.

And I realized that now might be a good time to stretch myself.  To take a tentative step forward into a different world of writing. For awhile now, I have been working on a novel. For years I have had thoughts for a few nonfiction books rolling around in my head. And I would love to give some effort to writing some web or magazine articles.

Even by writing the above sentences, I feel fear. What if I am not good enough? What if I fail? What if I get distracted?

This is what has kept me from trying in the first place, quite honestly.

But I have to at least try. I will never forgive myself if I don’t at least try to become an “official” author.

Meanwhile, I will still write here. But probably only a few times each month.

For those of you who have followed this blog faithfully and encouraged me along the way, I hope you will continue to do so. You have been a source of strength and encouragement to my soul. When I was uncertain if I could even write at all, you kept me going. Thank you can’t even begin to express what I feel.

And so, that is it. Nothing too terribly exciting, but I did want to let you know.

 

 

Comments

  1. Ann hoffer says:

    Leslie, I totally support your change. You must do what you feel is best and stretching is always scary but worthwhile. I wil still look forward to reading whenever you do post.

    • Thank you! Your encouragement over the past year has been of inestimable value to me! I’ll be in touch with you when my first draft is ready to be read :)

  2. Pam Sergovic says:

    I have enjoyed reading your blog, but change is good. I think the questions are what if you are good enough, what if you don’t fail, & it’s ok to be distracted at times. I think you can do it so go for it.

  3. You go girl!! I love reading what you write. You are a thoughtful, thought provoking writer. Keep up the great work and let us know when your novel is published!

  4. I think you should definitely go for it!!! I love your writing!! I look forward to your blogs – in fact, our choir director has told us that if we have something we want to share or read to let him know – well, I plan to read one of your blogs (Winter coat). I have read your blogs to Dennis because i liked them so much myself and wanted to share them with him. He agrees with me, that you definitely have a gift here Leslie. You would be one author I would definitely want to follow!! I’ve told your mom how good I think you are – I should have said more to you! Now I am!! Will be praying for you and His guidance. :-)

    • Thank you for telling me that! It is such an encouragement to me! I will definitely keep you posted with any updates about my direction :) And I’ll keep writing here, too. Just not as often :)

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