If anyone still follows me here, you might like to know that, yes, I'm still alive. And no, I didn't fall off the face of the earth.
I took a few years off from writing after I had some health problems when was feeling discouraged and uninspired. But now I'm back and determined to get a novel finished!
About a year ago, a couple characters developed in my mind until their presence grew bigger and bigger and I had to transfer them to the pages of a book.
While their story is being written, I'm keeping an Instagram journal to document this journey that will hopefully lead to publication. Follow me, if you please, at https://www.instagram.com/sarahelizabethwriter/ where I talk about writing, reading, and other random things that interest me.
From now on, I’ll only be posting on Mondays, instead of twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays. The reason for this is that I’ve been so busy with my blog, I haven’t had much time for any other writing. I’m currently writing what I hope to be a novel, and I’m writing a few devotionals a month for RealTeenFaith.com. If I try to fit any other writing in that mix, I end up getting overwhelmed.
So I decided that blogging a little less would give me more time to write in my novel and more time to concentrate on writing RTF devotionals when I need to. Then when God blesses me with another writing opportunity, I’ll have more time to fit it in.
Yesterday, my pastor preached on “slowing down” and taking time to just be with God. He likes to say that’s why God called us human “beings” and not human “doings”. But so often I like to try to do things for God instead of just sitting at the feet of Jesus like Mary in the story of Mary and Martha. Serving God is great, but God cares more about having a…
Lately I have been facing a few challenges. I’ve been going through some crucial times in my life and have not had the energy to write, let alone keep up this blog. I hope to have a weekly, or at least bi-weekly blog going again in the future, but right now I’m starting small. My New Year’s Resolution is to write 300 words a week in the novel I’m working on. I usually don’t make New Year’s Resolutions because I can never keep them. I make monthly goals instead. But writing 300 words a month basically is a monthly goal.
But anyway, let’s get to the point.
I want to talk about fear. These “challenges” I’ve been facing in my life have been teaching me a lot about fear and anxiety. I’ve been struggling with those two lately. I mean, I’ve struggled with those for as long as I can remember, but lately, they’ve been causing me intense worry. Trying to rule my life. Trying to take my joy.
There are certain things that cause me fear that are so petty and small, that Satan likes to make look b…