Where my heart is…

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If you’ve been reading here for a while, you know I haven’t exactly had a regular posting schedule. I’ve written posts here and there, depending on my other writing deadlines and life in general. Which has included setting aside time to work on my book manuscripts.

But lately, especially because I’m working outside of the house a day or two a week, I’ve realized that one of the manuscripts I’ve poured my heart into the most is being neglected…

It’s my young-adult novel, sitting in my desk drawer upstairs.

The story that took me over a year to write.

The story about a girl who descends into a battle with an eating disorder and then finds her way out of it.

The story that, some days, I wrote through tears in my eyes.

Because it’s a story that was inspired by my own struggle with self-image and food when I was in college.

I often “hear” the manuscript calling to me—the girl, the struggle, the triumph.

And for weeks now, I’ve wanted to pull it out of the drawer, work on revisions, and send it out to a publisher or an agent.

But there hasn’t been time.

Which is why I need to make the time.

And take a break from my blog.

Because as much as I’d like to “do it all”, thanks to My One Month, I realize that right now, I need to prioritize. And follow my heart.

I need to follow it upstairs to that desk drawer.

To that story.

About that girl.

I don’t know how long I’ll be “gone” because writing is just that way… sometimes revisions are quick, and sometimes they’re not.

If you haven’t subscribed to my blog yet, please enter your email or click on “subscribe” in the right-hand column before you leave. That way, you’ll know when my next post is up. I’ll also be putting up a few links / articles, and possibly some of my previous posts, while I’m “away”, so you’ll get those too. And I’ll always try to respond to comments and email. :)

I have some fun ideas about what I want to do around here when I’m back. And I have a bunch of posts that I want to write.

Like the one about what I found in my purse last week.

And the one about my daughter and her mouse at the piano.

But for now, I’m off to work on the novel that’s been tugging at my heart.

Wish me luck, and be sure and stop by 5 Minutes for Mom’s Faith Lifts on Fridays to say hi. :)