I have our fifth writers group this Monday. I get excited at the thought of sitting down again with a group of dedicated Christian writers. Each of us are at different walks in our writing process but we all have the same desire--to share our stories with others.
It isn't always easy to do that--get our stories out there. I have a ton of them languishing in a file drawer today. But eventually, one got accepted and then soon another found its home in a magazine or a book.
I doubt that would have happened it if weren't for the support of other writers wanting to do the same thing.
But probably the scariest action I ever took in my life was to start that writers group. Ever have an experience in your life that sticks with you like the smell of egg salad?
Well--I have--and when that happens it makes you really really nervous to try to do something new. I hate to plan a party in case no one shows. I hated to plan a writers group and sit there in the back room of a library and pray someone showed up.
But it worked out.
Like most ventures in our life--it worked out. Not always the way we played it out in our head--but in God's way.
Have you taken some risks lately not only with your writing but with your life?