Why do you write? Why do you submit your work for others to judge, to accept or not? Why do you put yourself on the line, over and over again, opening up your creation to the judgments of others who can freely declare your work to be good or bad, worthy or not?
Perhaps it is because this is the path (one of the paths) your spirit has chosen for this lifetime. If the goal is soul growth, then the writing life is the playground.
What do I mean by the writer’s life? Anything and everything to do with writing, from putting pen to paper, to having others read your work, to stepping out into the world of articles, books, contests and speaking engagements, to marketing, blogging, using social media, speaking at conferences, getting reviews for your books, and on and on. If it’s a job on your writer’s to-do list or an item on your writer’s dream board, it’s part of the writer’s life.
What do I mean by soul growth? Let me ask you some questions.
- How much does the fear of rejection limit where you go and what you do with your writing?
- If you felt safe enough, what words would you share with the world?
- Whose voices do you hear inside your head?
- Is the muse a sometime acquaintance or a daily friend?
- How hard is it to approach a new person, whether book store owner, agent, or publisher, about your work?
- Is there a true voice inside you waiting to get out?
- Do you procrastinate?
- What shuts down your writing process?
- Are you writing about what matters most to you?
If there is a block, a wound, a heart’s desire, a sticky spot somewhere in your writer’s life, then rest assured that there is a powerful spirit lesson hiding behind the wounding, the pain, the anger, or insecurity.
If you would like to explore the playground of your spirit lessons and see what your writer’s life is trying to teach you, then join me here for information, clarification, and conversation.
Blessings on your path,