To Cross the Finish Line

Finish it! Polish the 58,000 words I’ve written into a complete, coherent, and compelling story. Not be distracted by blog posts or new poetry books that threaten procrastination of the goal. Not be paralyzed by doubt. Capitalize on the feedback I receive from critique partners, but take it with a grain of salt. Squeeze in time to provide them with feedback, too, with an eye to what I can learn from that process. That’s my writing plan for the foreseeable future. To finish my story.

It’s partly my story, but it could just as well be your story, or your sister’s story, or your grandmother’s story, or your daughter’s story. Ultimately, it’s a story of God’s redemptive grace. In 2018, my hope is that my story—My Name Is Beloved—will touch the lives of broken women with His grace.

Winter darkness reigns
But not forever, Spring waits
With hope, healing light

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Today at dVerse Poets Pub, Toni tends bar for the last time. She’ll still be a patron, but won’t be serving up the prompts. She’s picked a great Haibun prompt as her last hurrah! She wants us to write about our writing plans.

I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. My blood family is only part of the larger family of Christ that I belong to. I love to write, especially about my dear Savior.

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31 Responses

  1. Terrific upbeat plan, bathed in spiritual light, fueled by faith. You have a built-in fan base within the dVerse fellowship; hugs.

  2. Thank you for telling your story, Linda, good advice to yourself and others, which we can take away with us, especially: ‘Not be paralyzed by doubt’ and the lovely ray of hope in the haiku. Thank you. 🙂

  3. Capitalize on the feedback I receive from critique partners, but take it with a grain of salt. Squeeze in time to provide them with feedback, too, with an eye to what I can learn from that process.

    Absolutely! I love that grain of salt – so important. Your plan looks pretty good to me. I look forward to hearing about your progress.

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