588 posts. Five years of blogging this July 6th. So why did I wake up at 4am this morning wondering why I can no longer think of anything to post?
That's when I decided to write what my tag line says--a story from my heart.
Over the past few years, I've written novel after novel. Even started number six and each day the story haunts me begging to be written. But there is a problem.
Here's my promo line for it: Four Women. Four Hearts. Four Separate Dreams. Winner Takes All.
What that means to me is I need to write in four separate POV. Not something I've tried before but I believe it is the best way to bring the story to life.
But I'm not there yet.
When I think back to my 588 posts, I wonder how I've written so many without falling apart on the pages. Many of you know, a year after I started blogging, my world crashed. Since then, it's been like a silent movie where I am slowing bleeding to death, screaming out and no one hears.
Welcome to our life.
The problem for me comes in how to share encouraging posts about what God is doing in my life without letting my down days influence my tone. I have not been always successful and unfortunately, I see that the biggest problem with my writing is that my problems in life carry over into my work--too many bad things happen to my characters!
So I'm stuck right now--wanting to write uplifting posts but worrying that my life will taint them.
Let me say this though, God has been faithful to my husband and I through this all. My prayer is that I will be able to show that side of my story and not the down sides.
Same in my books.
Are the events in your life overrunning your writing? Have you considered where most of your ideas come from?