Monday, November 2, 2009


More discouraging news came to me this month. One of the writer's groups I belong to is dissolving and another one is now meeting at a time that is more difficult for me to attend. How will I write without the encouragement and accountability of a group? With homeschooling one child and waiting at the bus stop morning and afternoon for the other, I find myself scrambling to figure out how to find time to write what is in my heart to write. Actually, if I could find the money to write, I would be relieved. I am in the job hunting process right now. I'm already busy. If I find a job, how will I find time to write? But then...

I ran into a lady who works for a local newspaper. We met at a Harvest Festival the other day and she encouraged me to take a leap of faith and look for another at-home writing job. The jobs I have done lately in the writing field have been re-reimbursed in products rather than money or have been done on a volunteer basis to help a cause. I don't mind giving of myself to others. This has been wonderful BUT I need to make money, too. It would be great if I could write and make money doing it! Writing is what I love to do and what I feel that I've been gifted to do. I know it takes time to make money. I will not give up but I can't hold out for the money I will make with writing later. I go. I'm going to take a chance.

Please pray for me that I will find just the right opportunity and that I will not give up hope through it all. I know many writers are struggling right now financially. So are a vast majority of people in other careers. I pray that we may not lose faith or hope through it all.

This reminds me of a song. Here it is. It's an oldie but goodie. It's called "Through It All." I hope it blesses you too.

Here's another great new one with a similar message.

No matter what, if you feel that writing is your calling or vocation, don't give up. Let's encourage each other along the way. Through it all, we can learn to trust God to bring us into our promised land.


JoJo Tabares said...

I'm so sorry, Becky Joie. I have had some recent issues that threw me for a loop too. I'll be your support and you can be mine. Praying here.

I am about to make some big announcements this week. Stay tuned.

Jill said...

I wish you best of luck in the job search, but please do NOT give up on writing.

As for the disbanded/changed writing groups... is there an online writing group that you could join?

Check other blogs or Yahoo groups (and similar) and maybe you can find a way to participate in a group over the Internet.

Good luck, Jill
"Blood and Groom" will be released in two weeks!

Damaria Senne said...

I'll pray for you so that the situation is resolved in the best possible way for you. He knows what you need right now.

Terri Tiffany said...

You sound like where I am--needed a job but wanting the time to write! I hear you! I will still do online critiques so don't forget that! We can support each other through emails:)