I can’t believe it’s been a month already.  Time flies.  As the ten of you may know, my friend Amy suggested that I join up with her #RiskRejection group earlier this month. She wanted us to risk doing something, even if it meant being rejected.  Some in the group have risked one big thing (like me) and others have done weekly risks (like Amy).

It’s a big melting pot of risks, people.

What an honor it has been to be a part of such an encouraging group of people. We’ve prayed for one another, shared in disappointments, shared in celebrations, shared in the mundane of life.  It has been such a joy, seriously.

So, here’s my final update for the challenge.  Hang on.  It’s a doozy.  Not.

  • Sent 5 pages to an editor.  Still nothing back from the editor.  Oh. My. Word.  I am not sure if that’s bad, if that’s good, if that’s normal, if that’s not normal.  All I know is that it’s torture.  Plain ol’ torture and I hate it.  Every time my email icon pops up on my phone I start freaking out thinking she’s finally emailed me back. Nope.  Nada.  None.  Zilch.  GAAHHHHHHHH.
  • Writing.  I haven’t written a single word in the book this week. Not. A. Single. Word. I could give you all the excuses like family stuff that threw our routine of normal life out the window or the #Snowpocalypse that hit us yesterday (and turned out to be nothing more than a bit of ice, but still threw our now not-so-normal routine into even more not-so-normal).  But the truth is, I just didn’t have it in me. I didn’t want to write this week.  So I didn’t.
  • Outline & Description. I did, however, finish a rough draft of my outline and description for my book.  I came up with 17 Chapters and I wrote a 2600 word description to help guide me as I combine/edit old blog posts and create new content.  Now I need my hubby to look it over and give me some advice/direction. That may have to wait awhile (because of the aforementioned not-so-normal routine because of family stuff right now). But at least I made a bit of progress this week.

As this #RiskRejection challenge comes to a close, I must say I have more determination to finish this project now more than ever.  It feels much more do-able now that I have a plan of sorts in place.  And honestly, I love a good challenge, so I plan on sticking it out until the end.  Thank you, Amy, for pushing us all out of our comfort zone and for seeing that we needed the push.  You are an amazing person and I am beyond thrilled that I can call you my friend.

Cheers, fellow risk takers!  Go get ’em.

Thanks for sharing!
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