One of the reasons I left my job was because I was not writing anymore. I was too exhausted at the end of each day, and when the weekends rolled around I was merely playing catchup. Then one day when we were hanging out with my extended family, my sister and I joked about writing a book about the last few years of our lives, with all of the chaos and struggles that have happened. It got me thinking, and I realized that I am ready now to start writing a book about our story. I have a few different paths this book could possibly take, and I am not sure which one will be the best, but I am starting.
One of the first things I did was sign up for Author Launch, which is a week-by-week curriculum that helps propel the writing process. I am working on my first assignment right now, which is assembling my team. I am excited and also nervous to be taking this step, because it means I will have people holding me accountable for my writing. I also know that not writing looks a lot like laziness and procrastination, so I need that accountability. Otherwise I do nothing, and the book never gets written. I truly believe that our story, Samantha’s story, needs to be shared. When we shared it “live” it was powerful. It should be a book.
Please pray for me as I put together my team, and please let me know if you are interested in being part of it! I have some people in mind already, but there may be someone out there who has been a faithful reader and would be an excellent teammate for me who isn’t on my radar at the moment.
Sharon Zehnder said:
Hi Stephanie, I’m so excited that you will be writing. It’s definitely a strength for you. Glad you are being led to do this. I don’t know who you are assembling for your team. If you would consider me, I would like to know more about what you think you will need your team to do. Will this be a monthly reading or what do you think it will look like? Let me know your thoughts if you think I might be able to help. Let’s communicate more on this, Ok? Blessings, Sharon