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Writing Wednesday: Your Story

IMG_2126.PNGHello everyone!

Today, we’re going to be talking about your story.

Not your novel, or poem or even song. I’m talking about your life story. Or to put it simply, your journey as a writer.

Let me explain:

Have you ever felt that people seem to be having a better life than you? They got 1,000 followers on their blog, they’re published on big sites like the Rebelution, Kingdom Pen, they have a top author for a mentor and on top of that, they have a book contract!

It’s hard and it can be painful. I struggled with this last year when the Rebelution’s Young Writers Workshop was launched.

I chose not to join , and watching other people having these wonderful experiences was hard. But I had trusted God that He will open a door for me.

And He has, from a simple reminder, a blog post and an email.

But that took a long time, and neither of those moments happened at the same time.

So what did I do during those moments when I felt low?

I prayed, and thanked God for helping get to where I was.

I looked at those writers and started talking to them, realising that I only knew a fraction of a long and very hard story.

I found a community of people who were at different levels in their writing journeys and very encouraging .

But that’s part of my story, and there is more to come.

Your story is going is to be different from mine, but here’s the thing:

‘No two lives are the same.’ No two stories are the same. That’s what God taught me last year, and I stress that people, writers, athletes, musicians etc. understand that.

So now what do we do?

We take steps. We start writing, join a community, start a blog. You will get there, and if you trust God, it’s going to be better than you imagined.

Next week, we’ll look at the importance of having a good community.

How about you?

Where are you on your writing journey right now?

How do you deal with other people’s success?

P. S. Speaking of encouragement, there is a duo giveaway at the moment with Livy Lynn and Isabella Morganthal who have each written a book packed with encouragement for writers, and they’re giving away these books for free this week only! To receive them, sign up to Livy’s newsletter to receive her book, and Isabella’s to receive hers. I have Livy’s at the moment, and it’s really good.

Note: They didn’t ask me to say this. I was just excited enough to spread the word 😊

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