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.
8 thoughts on “Announcing a Change”
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 :)
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.
Thank you for that encouragement! It means so much!
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!
Thank you, Sandi! I appreciate that very much, especially since I know you are a writer, too. I’ll let you know when the novel is finished :)
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 :)