I’m a Quitter/Winner!

A week ago, I quit. I was done with writing. Honestly. The last straw was a rejection that seemed a bit holier-than-thou. So, with many tears, I told the Hubs that I was going on hiatus.


My heart was sad, but my brain was frustrated. How do I get my stories out to the young adult readers if I can’t get a response from those with the ability to move me forward? And yes, I’ve been told over and over and over to be patient.


But the teenagers and young adults I’m trying to reach aren’t getting any younger. And neither am I.


I figured a break was what I needed. Work on my 1963 Bug. Finish some other projects I’ve put off. Maybe God would show me the direction to go. And at 6:05 p.m. last Monday, that was my decision.


And a random Facebook message popped up:


Who was this person? Which one of my critique partners gave out my story? In high conspiracy fashion, tin foil hat firmly in place, I kept my response short:


The next message caused me to burst into tears. Hubs was confused, so I lobbed him the phone because I couldn’t talk through the sobbing laughter.


Yup. God, once again, kicked me in the butt with His “I told you so.”


Thank you Christian Women Writer’s Club! At 6:42 p.m. last Monday, I started writing again.


About sarahb5149

When tasked with how to describe myself, I get quiet, leading people to believe that I am trying to come up with something deep and meaningful. In fact, I am trying to decide which to display without confusing them. I'm a Christian. And that doesn't mean that I simply say it - I love the Lord and have figured out over the years that He knows what He's doing, even when I am stomping my feet or looking at Him like I have no clue what is going on (*hint* it happens more than I'd care to admit). Writing has been a passion of mine since I was a wee lil' thing; I kept my first poem in all of it's stammering, unevenness. Wife and mom, daughter and sister, aunt and Sunday School teacher, I adore the roles that God has given me. A bit of a sci-fi nerd, geek and self proclaimed dork, there isn't much that I won't try at least once...unless it involves mayonnaise because that stuff is just gross. View all posts by sarahb5149

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