Hello fellow bloggers. It’s the first Wednesday of the month and we know what that means, right? Time for the Insecure Writers Support Group – #IWSG.
The group’s purpose is to allow writers to share their doubts and fears, without worry of being mocked or feeling foolish. It’s also a place where writers who have “been there” can offer wisdom and guidance.
Whenever anyone finishes a draft, edits their work, finds the perfect critique group, publishes their work, or has any other good news to share, this is the place to do it too!
The co-hosts for this month’s posting of the IWSG are TB Markinson, Tamara Narayan, Shannon Lawrence, Stephanie Faris, and Eva E. Solar! Yes, I know, the last one is me – at my alter-ego site, lilicasplace.
Most of my followers know my story and understand my recent ups and downs. I’ve mentioned to my Fellowship of the Dragon group that sometimes I feel like my faith is on shaky ground when things get REALLY bad. I get this feeling of, God where are you?? They help me move forward by always telling me to stay strong and leave it in God’s hands.
I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway: It was like God smacked me in the back of the head and said ‘Where’d ya think I was? I’ve been with you the whole time’.
I gave it a 4-heart rating, but haven’t done a full review yet because I have a few books in line ahead of it. It’ll be coming soon on my lilicasplace blog.
What struck me most was the timing. Being at a low point, this book helped me understand that it won’t last forever and that sometimes our journeys through the valleys can last longer than we expect.
I’ve just been hit with another WTF situation, but instead of wallowing in the ‘Why me’ of it all, I looked up at the sky and said, ‘I know you got this, God. All I’m asking is that you help me through it again. I love you and don’t question that you’re here with me now’.
Whenever you feel that you can’t move forward with whatever obstacles, trials, or tribulations you face, remember how important it is to have faith in something bigger than yourself.
Have you had times when you thought you couldn’t go on without falling apart? What’s helped you through the hard times – God, Spirituality, Nature, the Universe? I’d love to read about them in the comments. Until next post…