Monday Motivation: Stop Waiting

I do not have an office at home where I can sit and work on my writing. I don’t even have a desk. I am either at the kitchen table or upstairs in what we call our “meditation” room where I use a less-than-ideal tv tray as a desk. (A lot of times, I am sitting at a table at Dunkin Donuts, but that’s mostly because I am addicted to their coffee.)

If I waited for the perfect situation, I would never write anything.

One person I follow shared how he uses YouTube to create scenes. So, that’s what I have started doing. Let me tell you, it was perfect during this ice storm we had.

E.B. White, the author of “Charlotte’s Web” said:

“A writer who waits for ideal conditions under which to work will die without putting a word on paper.”

Let this be an encouragement to you. Find a place to write, wherever it may be.


About three years ago, I stepped over my fear and onto faith while creating this page. I wasn’t sure anyone would care what I had to say. My friend told me that if I could reach just one person then that was success.

I don’t know who needs to hear this right now but this is for you –

Fear is a liar.

Don’t let it stop you from sharing your work with others.

Don’t let the fear of rejection from agents, publishers, or even readers win.

Step over the fear and onto the faith

Fear and self doubt nearly kept me from creating my page.

But I stepped out in faith and I am so glad I did. Otherwise, I would have missed out on this wonderful community.

FAITH is what led Peter to step out onto the water.

FEAR is what caused him to begin sink. (Matthew 14:22-23)

Fear is a liar.


What’s your goal this week?

I am continuing to go through and find the moments that I can change from telling to showing. It is not easy!


This is my favorite mug. I use it every time I write. My main character also happens to use this mug. What a coincidence!

Write a 13 word story about it. Below is the sentence from my book:

Vivian Richards held her favorite coffee mug between her palms embracing its warmth. 

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