Have you ever thought about how hard it is to make new friends as an adult? When we were kids we could just walk up to another kid on the playground and ask her if she wanted to join us on the monkey bars or the swings and a friendship was forged. Later you’d invite her over for a sleepover and you’d eat junk food, share secrets, or try to figure out how to put on makeup.
But once I traded pigtails for pencil skirts making new friends got tough — that is until I started blogging.
I am a Christian and I am a writer. But I have never, ever called myself a Christian writer.
So when I was invited to speak at the Southern Christian Writers Conference this summer I was reluctant to accept. Eventually, though, I said yes, but I was sure I’d spend the entire weekend feeling like a fraud.
When you’re a writer or blogger it’s hard to take days off — especially if neither writing nor blogging is your full-time job.
If you want to be consistent with your blog, see your byline in your favorite publications, or finally finish your book, you often feel as if you have to spend every spare minute away from the day job working on your passion project. But I’ve realized this attitude does our writing (and our bodies) more harm than good.