A friend of mine started this tag challenge called Project Inspire. Jenna is such a sweet person I have gotten to know recently.
Here’s how it works…
It works pretty much like a tag. You answer the questions, then invite anyone else to join. 🙂
1. Thank and link back to who’s blog you first saw the tag on; link back to the creator of the tag.
2. Answer the questions given (when you mention a person in your answers, link to their blog/website if they have one)
3. Include 5 of the biggest things you’ve learned about writing, and how they’ve change you.
3. Don’t tag anybody. 😉 We want as many people as possible to have the opportunity to take part in this. So at the end of your post, leave the open invitation to any of your readers that wants to do the tag.
And the questions…(and my answers 🙂 )
01. Who’s someone who’s inspired and motivated you to pursue writing?
My family. They are always excited to read my writing and my mom has said a few times that I have ruined reading for her since she reads with a more critical eye now. Between them and my husband, I can keep writing even during the toughest times of my life
02. Who encouraged you when you felt like giving up?
This would be someone I would consider only an acquaintance at the moment. She encouraged me to take a break, do some reading, and then keep on going.
03. Was there a person (or even a blog post) that came at just the right time to give you the boost or motivation when you needed it?
My friend Amanda often contacts me right when I need it. She’s an accountability partner as well as a writer and friend and she always knows exactly what to say.
04. Who’s always been there for you, through thick and thin with your writing?
That would be Amanda again. She helps me to stay on track and keep going no matter what.
05. Who’s helped you make your writing better, wasn’t afraid to give you honest feedback, and helped improve your craft?
My Young Writers Workshop critique group. They helped me a lot with my
06. Who’s given you doses of healthy laughter that brightens your day and brings a smile to your face?
Between my husband and my cat, they definitely can make me laugh and smile.
07. What’s your favorite inspirational quote?
I don’t really have favorite quotes, but I do love this Bible verse: “Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!” – Psalm 34:8
08. Is there someone you just want to take a moment to thank, for anything?
God. As much as my family inspires me, without Him, I wouldn’t be where I am with my writing. I love being able to represent God through my books.
09. What author and/or book inspired you to write better stories and motivate you to strive to give your message to the world?
Karen Witemeyer. She seems to write effortlessly and her books are so well written. Even if I don’t always appreciate how mushy her romances are, she writes so well and I would love to get even close to her standard of writing.
10. What piece of advice do you want to give to other young writers?
Don’t give up. It’s so easy to get discouraged by friends and family. Find that one person who believes in your abilities and be sure to go to them when you get discouraged.
Five big things I’ve learned…
- Just keep writing
- Read all the time
- Learn as much as you can about the writing craft
- Ask God for help when you get stuck
- Find people who will help encourage you
If you are reading this blog post, consider yourself tagged. 🙂 If you’re feeling bold (and in a non-introvert mood 😉 ), contact authors and other writers via their contact pages to invite them to join the project. Go out there and inspire, encourage, and motivate! 😀