Friday, July 9, 2010

Feel-Great Friday!

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, 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??


Jennifer Shirk said...

Oooh, that is a great feeling. Good luck with the YA writing. :)

Joanne Sher said...

Sooooo exciting, Lyn (who's the reporter? Might know him/her!).

I'm feeling pretty good too. Been making progress on both my WIPs, AND hubby and I are going to the zoo this afternoon. :) AND the crazy running around part of the summer is over TODAY.

Terri Tiffany said...

Congrats on the interview!!!
I am glad you have made a decision and it feels right:)

kathy taylor said...

You really know how to describe writers' angst. I'm so happy about your interview. Wonderful!

Kim Russell said...

YAY for you on the interview and even more important, for the "feel-great" moment. I've been experiencing some of this (on a MUCH smaller scale, of course) and finally feel like I'm coming back to that "feel-great" place regarding writing. Got distracted for a while but I can feel the urge returning. And the conference will be just what I need to rev it up again (kind of like this past spring when I met with some wonderful writers!). Can't wait to see you!

Debbie Dillon said...

Wow! So great to know that I'm not the only one second-guessing, whining, feeling confused, etc. Thank you for your insight to the Christian writer's world. Your blog is so helpful. I appreciate you!

Debbie Dillon said...

Hi there again. Just wanted to thank you for becoming a "Follower" on my blog and for leaving a comment yesterday.
Your blog looks great! God bless you in your journey toward publication and in your personal ministry.
(Oh, and yes. Sally Stuart's guide is awesome!!!:)