A Longing to Influence," where I wrote about my dozens of passions for numerous causes, and not really knowing where to start. Through writing that article, because writing is therapy for me, I discovered that I need to just start with what is right in front of me - the people who are already in my circle of influence. For the past two weeks I have been praying daily, "God, help me to narrow my passions. Show me what I am supposed to focus on."You might remember my recent post "
Only one word came to mind every time I prayed that prayer: write.
I have never really considered myself a writer, although other people have mentioned that I am. "You're a writer!" they say, yet I just laugh it off. I'm not published, I have no real evidence that I'm a writer, other than this little blog that I update a few times a week. Because for me, writing is therapy. When I sit down to write, the words come fast, and I often hit "publish" without even proof-reading it. At the end, I feel all tingly, like I just exerted a large amount of energy and then I need a nap. I love it.
I wrote about my passion for words here. I started a worksheet for myself of all the articles I want to write. In about 5 minutes I came up with 20 ideas and started writing - in the last 24 hours I have written 4 of those articles and submitted them to 2 different magazines. I honestly don't know if anything will ever happen, but it's okay, because for me, writing is therapy.
This morning I hopped online to Godaddy.com to look at some domain names. I don't know why; it just peaked my curiosity. I ended up buying my own name as a domain and paid my $5.99 for the year. Within 5 minutes, I found out that I had won two review copies of Sarah Mae's "How to Market and Sell Your ebook." Coincidence? I'm not sure yet. What I do know is that I am devouring her book and cannot wait to write up my review and possibly do a giveaway of her book.
So, with that, I am going to start writing. I do have a book in process that I hope to turn into an ebook someday soon. We will see. For now, I'm greatly enjoying reading about the process and writing, because writing is therapy!