31 Days of Writing Free

Day 9 {Inspire} – Finding My Way Back

As writers, we continually look for inspiration.  We find it in so many ways, through daily living, nature, God’s Word, life experience, just to name a few.

One of the reasons I’ve had such a hard time writing over this past year is I feel as if I lack inspiration.  I’ve had some upheaval in my life and it’s been hard to find the words.  I use to homeschool and write a lot of homeschool product reviews, but my son went back to traditional high school this year.  I use to paint with God during worship service but I stepped down and haven’t been able to put paint

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31 Days of Writing Free

Day 8 {Comfort} – Finding My Way Back

I’m not one to stray away from my comfort zone as a writer.  I write what I know and about my experiences.  I prefer to stay within safe boundaries.  I don’t like confrontation, or debating politics or writing about topics that may cause division.  You see, this is my home and I always want others to feel safe and find comfort here when they visit.

It doesn’t mean I’ve never mentioned a controversial topic here on the blog.  I have, but I choose to stay neutral. I prefer to discuss such things in private. We all have opinions about the things happening around

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Day 7 {Hope} – Finding My Way Back

When I first started blogging, I didn’t have very many expectations. I didn’t know about the things that most bloggers hope for:  followers, comments, sponsored posts, guest post spots, future book deals.  I would just come, sit and write and it was pure joy.

But after a while, I got swept up in the blogging highway and became concerned with things such as themes and design, SEO, stats, etc.  My head was so crowded with what the other blogger was doing and trying to keep up that I momentarily lost my focus.  I would come, pound on the keys but there was no life. When we lose our

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31 Days of Writing Free

Day 6 {Belong} – Finding My Way Back

It took some time to feel as if I belonged in the online writing world.  If you’ve noticed, I can’t quite decide if I’m a blogger or a writer, but for sake of ease, I will call myself a writer, although I still cringe when I say it.

I remember back ten years ago when I first birthed this place, how I would hang out on blogger and hit “next blog” to find like-minded bloggers to follow.  I would visit their spaces and leave comments.  Some would comment back and some didn’t, but I kept engaging, visiting, leaving notes of encouragement for other writers, and

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