This is the October writing challenge from Five Minute Friday. The plan is to post every day successfully. We write for five minutes (unedited, and that’s a challenge) and stop. Visit FMF to see more posts. 

Go –

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans that I have for you declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.

Hit the pause button on this writing challenge, but only long enough to reflect what you’ve done so far. Did you think you would even get this far? Did you think anyone would even read your stuff? Are you true to the theme established on day one?

Yes. I hoped. I think so.

I was, and still am, determined to finish this challenge. I’m so excited about consistently writing that I want to cement it into my being. I may even try NaNoWriMo  ( in November. Writing a book in one month, whew! That’s a lot of cement. Oh, sure, I know I posted after the date for a few of the prompts, but I also wrote ahead and scheduled a few posts, too.

I always wanted to write. My day job, in large part, requires writing — just not the fun kind—instructions and procedures; the writing that people have to read on the job. Here, in the blogosphere, people are actually reading my “fun kind” of writing. The writing makes me happy, sad, introspective, optimistic, obedient, and thankful. They, YOU are commenting, liking, and following. I hoped but didn’t really believe it was a possibility. THANK YOU! 

I based this writing challenge on Isaiah 43:18-19 because I wanted to be on a new road in life, and I want it to be exciting. This is my second act (maybe third–not sure how we gauge that), and this time it should be fun and fulfilling. I want it to be an adventure, and I think God does, too. I’m looking forward to a future and a hope writing. After all, God didn’t put us here to be downers but to glorify Him, and you can’t do that with a frown on your face.

Now go.


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