Day 27: Finding Hope in Unmet Expectations – Overcome

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Are you a overcomer?

In the face of adversity we all want to be overcomers. I know I do. As we come to the end of Write 31 Days, I’m relieved. I didn’t think I would be able to stick with it. Last year, I did most of my writing in a notebook. This was the first time I had to post something online. Every.Single.Day. (I just took three swigs of espresso writing that.)

I’m getting ready to take on another great project, NaNoWriMo 2017. November is National Novel Writing Month. Apparently, you’re supposed to write a novel in one month. More than anything, I think I’ll learn the discipline of writing every day.

I write everyday but not on the level that NaNoWriMo calls you to. Most of the participants will write 50K words in one month. I’m already tired. Here’s the silver lining. I’ve written my memoir for some time. I think November is the perfect time to bring that out except, instead of memoir, I’m going for fiction loosely based on reality.

The name of my NaNoWriMo2017 novel is definitely about overcoming. It is called, “In The Shadow of Water: Essays on Emergence.” I have two outlines and will figure out which plot I will go with in the next few days.

If I can overcome this hurdle of vulnerability in my writing, I can’t wait to see what God has in store.

How about you, friend? Where will you take advantage of an open window instead of a closed door?


Friend, this is Day 27 of a series of posts for the month of October. I’m joining Kate Motaung over at Five Minute Friday for the yearly Write 31 Days challenge. My topic is “Finding Hope in Unmet Expectations” because that’s what my book is about as well. Each day has a different word prompt. I hope you enjoy.

Today’s word prompt is OVERCOME.

Cover photo credit: Photo by Edwin Andrade on Unsplash