Scripture Motto

"Let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father." Matthew 5:16

Friday, June 24, 2011

Around and around I go

Have you ever had something nag you and nag you…I’m not talking about your spouse or kids or mom…I’m talking about the desire to pursue something? When I began my writing journey five years, I wasn’t sure what I should write—devotionals, short fiction stories, or the almighty novel. It's been a vicious circle
Devotionals, short inspirational, pieces come to me without much effort, yet they don’t seem to satisfy the need. The pull to write fiction won’t go away. Writing the almighty novel seems out of my league. Yet, I don’t know where to market short fiction stories.
Devotionals run anywhere from 150 words to 500. Short stories vary greatly in word count from 1500-30,000 and have a slimmer market. The novel…well, it averages 80,000 – 100,000 (adult fiction).
Around and around I go. Do I take the easier more familiar road of devotionals or should I tackle one of the trails marked “rough narrow terrain ahead?”
The question perplexes me. The nagging is stuck in my craw. Fear and doubt hold me in there grips. Nevertheless, I’ve set myself a deadline of July15th to decide the road I’ll follow. (Your prayers are very welcome.)
“May those who wait for You not be ashamed through me, O Lord GOD of hosts;
May those who seek You not be dishonored through me…” Psalm 69:6 (nasb)
Check back in the coming weeks and see what I decide.