In Others’ Words: Why We Say Yes
And then a season of burnout became a bend in the writing road. I wrote a “just for fun” novel. And I eventually showed it to my agent. And after she read it, she asked me, “Why don’t we set aside this nonfiction book you’re working on and see if we can establish you as a novelist?”
And — as crazy as it seemed — I said yes.
And that unexpected yes began so much new in my life.
Yes, I’m a novelist. Surprise! But I also understand myself better — that happens when you’re developing characters’ wounds, lies and fears. You tend to consider your own. And I’ve grown closer to God … because this writing gig will mess with your mind and heart if you don’t anchor yourself to the Truth.
Oh … and I’ve learned there’s one question I’ll always say no to. It’s this one: Are you going to quit?”
Because there’s no growth when you say “yes” to quitting.
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