Linking up with Lisa-Jo Baker and the Five Minute Friday gals today. Will you join and read some of the most beautiful words on the web? And yes, I did actually “reserve” spots in my #31Days series for this link up, because I needed a reason to write live & not schedule the whole month! We’ll see how it works!
I was bouncing in and out of the Five Minute Friday party tonight because I was writing. Not a blog post – thanks to #31days most of my posts for the month are done. Not for work, though I do plenty of that. I was writing one of the most terrifying things I’ve ever attempted. As an English major who could knock out a 12 page paper in two hours, I have never considered myself at a loss for words. Until I had to commit to writing a book proposal.
And now? I have no words.
I’ve forgotten how to write in a way that it’s simply … me.
I’ve been paralyzed by the sheer amount of work that it will take – and totally unsure how to even begin. Until a random email conversation turned into a joking banter with another amazing writer about how we should be accountability partners. And she said ‘yes, we should.’ So we did.
As much as I fear starting this proposal and what it means, I’ll be darned if I won’t meet the challenge and do everything I can to make sure I’m holding up my end of the bargain. So we’re writing – in community. A small one, just two of us sharing this moment in our lives. And isn’t that what community is all about anyway? Joining together with like-hearted women who walk the same road – whether it’s one, or one-hundred.
So in this season of writing ABOUT community, I’m so blessed to also be writing IN community for the first time. It makes me braver, somehow.