These past few weeks have been a whirlwind of change for me, both internally and externally.
For about six months, I've had writer's block. There were a few exceptions in there, but I've had writer's block for a majority of that time. I took a long break from writing--both fiction and blog posts. (Unfortunately I've still had to write essays for school. Also, I had to do some edits on The Clockshifter, but I wouldn't consider it enjoyable because of my writer's block.). These last six months have also been a waiting period for me. What kept me going was that I could change my situation in just a few months. So I kind of just rode the wave.
Last night, I started writing again because of this incredible post that Stephanie Kehr shared with me. It really dissects why people write and how it can help with healing. Definitely give it a read.
I also got accepted to my dream college! This is a major step for me because for a while, I wanted to live at home and go to a community college. God has been equipping me to go out into the world and live boldly for Him. This has been an incredible, yet difficult journey. (I wrote a journal entry a while back about living boldly. I actually ended up using it for the majority of my college application essay. I'm using this as my mission statement and my battlecry. I use it to remind myself how much God has changed me and that I need to live fearlessly for the rest of my life.)
In other news, I started filmmaking again. Today I'm filming a few scenes from Pride and Prejudice for an English assignment. This is going to turn out amazing because I have AWESOME, talented team members. One of my partners is incredible at music composition, so this movie will have an ORIGINAL soundtrack. She is one of the most musically talented people I know. My other friend did an INCREDIBLE job writing the screenplay. It's EXACTLY like the book (as in, the dialogue comes directly from the book). We also recruited some awesome future movie stars and found some costumes to use. (As I write this, I should be finishing up the storyboard.)
I am also reconsidering redesigning this blog again. I don't feel like the purple fits me anymore, so I'm working on something new. Stay tuned for that. Also, look for more fresh content coming your way (once I think of something to blog about).
Thank you so much for sticking with me even when I "abandoned" this blog!