It's Friday and I feel great! Wanna know why? Do ya, huh? Do ya? Do ya?
Okay.. if you really want to know...
Yes, I'm happy it's the weekend, but that's not the reason I really feel great. And yes, a news reporter contacted me yesterday about a press release recently submitted to her regarding my Genesis contest finalist status. Of course, I'm very excited about being featured in an upcoming issue (still trying to wrap my head around it, actually).
But the reason I really, really feel great is because I - FINALLY - have a more clear direction about which writing arrow to follow. After weeks (maybe months) of confusion and stressing out about my current WIP, and after lots of prayer, tears, whining, and frustration, I've made a decision.
Now, I'm not against a little stretching, doubting, and growing. Come on. A little confusion, self-doubt...it comes with the territory. And I can deal with that. But major stressing out to the point of tears totally isn't worth it.
So...I decided to set aside my mystery (for now). The earth won't stop turning because I've postponed finishing my mystery. Yes, I'm disappointed that this manuscript won't be complete in time for the conference in September. Especially since it's a finalist in the Genesis and I really hoped to pitch it to editors. But, again, it's not the end of the world. Life will go on. With a much less stressed-out me, I might add.
So I've started a Young Adult novel that's been rolling around in my brain for a long time. I love the concept and the words are flowing again. It just feels right.
Which is why I have dubbed today Feel Great Friday. Now that I think about it, the fact that it's FRIDAY and that I will be featured in an upcoming issue of The Advance newspaper may just push that "great" into "awesome" territory.
How are you feeling today??