A New Thing

>> Thursday, October 31, 2013

I've been a part of ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) for about six months. Time doesn't allow me to get involved as much as I'd like, but I do receive their email loop on a regular basis, which keeps me in the know.

So when I got an email about a contributor opening at The Barn Door, my interest was piqued.

The Barn Door is made up of a conglomeration of writers that have an assigned posting day each month. The overall theme is life in the mid-west, and the writers are from far and wide. Being a part of such a popular blog would be an honor and privilege. And pretty frightening.

My own blog has gone a bit by the wayside of late. I've been concentrating solely on the revamping process of Photo Finish and there's never enough hours in the day to do everything plus squeeze in writing time. Life tends to get in the way.

But it was time to quit whining: Blogging must go on.

I know it's important to establish a presence on the web to keep my name out there. Do I sometimes wonder why I bother? Yup. But it's what I'm supposed to do.

Yet I hesitated, my insecurities rearing their ugly heads. I hemmed and hawed. I fought my fear. Then I finally hit "reply" and made an offer.

After interacting with Barn Door gate-keeper and published author, Lisa Lickel, we struck a deal.  The 31st of every month was now mine. It felt perfect. I wouldn't stress over a monthly commitment and could gently ease into a deadlined submission to keep me in the blogging world. There aren't that many months that have a 31st so I'd have plenty of time to prepare posts. I was feeling pretty good until...OMGosh...

October 31 was just around the corner. *gulp*

So I kicked it into gear, pulled some thoughts together that had been running around in my brain, and came up with a post. Boy was I rusty. Such a feeling of accomplishment. Yay me.

Please take a trip on over to the Barn Door and check out my debut. Leave a comment.

Show me a little bloggy love, will ya?


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