I created a Facebook page for me as an author. I can tell you that as soon as I did those voices of doubt and negativity spoke louder than they ever have. They screamed questions like “Who are you to be doing this?” and “You are way out of your league.” The latter one’s voice was especially consuming as I scrolled through other author pages and saw another book of theirs being published, thousands of followers, you get the idea . . .

You have probably fallen into this comparison trap as well. Why is it that the voices of doubt and negativity can speak so clearly above all the other noise?

I will tell you that this is when I come back to the WHY. WHY am I writing? WHY am I trying?

It’s simple.

God has led me to write. Everything I write is brought to the page by the Holy Spirit graciously leading the words.

The truth is that I don’t know if this novel I am writing is meant to be published or if it was meant for me to write as a healing process for some difficult events in my life.

All I do know is that I am supposed to write it.

It’s following His plan. It’s trying desperately to block out all other voices, and only listen to His as I do it.

It’s not easy.

Maybe God never intended it to be?

Published by raelynpracht

Writer. Reader. Lifetime Learner. Follower of Christ.

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