Winning at the Unknown

This week I crossed a milestone in my writing.

I’ve written five pages of a story. For some reason I thought I couldn’t write anything longer than three-fourths of a page–my blog or a poem.

I’ve been attending a writers group for over two years and now have my own group. I have two conferences and many workshops under my belt. Everyone was writing books except me. I didn’t believe I could write anything of that magnitude and surely couldn’t write fiction.

Another conference is coming up next month with a different platform. This year there will be workshops where accomplished writers help with your writing skills through something you’ve written.

That posed a problem for me. I had nothing–what would I do.

I was flipping through my tablet and came across something I’d written. It was notes that could become a story or even a book. With that in my hand I was still unsure if I could complete the task. I don’t recall writing the notes–it is my handwriting. I guess I did.

I spent a couple of weeks encouraging myself and writing tidbits The Lord was giving me.

This week became the week to do it. I sat at my dining table. I played a few games and checked my Facebook. Then I took a leap into a task that seemed bigger than life. After a few minutes I was on a roll. I wrote the five pages I needed. If it hadn’t been 1:30 am I would have written more pages.

I don’t know what an experienced writer will say about it but I’ve jumped a major hurdle and am pleased with myself. I will finish my story/book whether it’s publishable or not.

What task have you tackled that you never thought you could?

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One thought on “Winning at the Unknown

  1. Emma,
    That’s the spirit. Finish your story whether its publishable or not…Writing it down pleases Him. I’ve done some small self-published stories through Creative Memories…
    Blessings to you!

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