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Taking the Plunge

Updated: Feb 1

Do you ever feel like an African wildebeest jumping heedlessly into the unknown?

I've felt like that ever since I took the plunge into the world of publishing and marketing for my novel.

Don't get me wrong, Colleen McCubbin @ Siretona Creative has been fantastic! And so has her team--as well as the group of writers I've had the privilege of rubbing elbows with. All via zoom, of course.

I took the plunge, but I chose to do so.

In my novel, Ethan also takes a plunge. Janus invites him on an archaeological survey adventure in a neighbouring country to Thailand--an adventure he's had no schooling or training for.

But he goes, because he gets this feeling that joining this survey trip will change things for him. In what way, he doesn't know. He just senses that he needs to do this--not just for himself but for his daughter. And instead of running away from the precipice, he jumps off of it into the unknown.

He takes the plunge, and the plunge gives him HOPE!

And that's something we all need, isn't it?

I don't think I took the plunge into the publishing/marketing world because I needed hope. But I DID have this inner desire that this was something I was supposed to do--that God was calling me to jump. Recklessly! Daringly! ALL the way! IN TRUST!

So I did!

BUT that's not to say my journey hasn't been problem/struggle free. Multiple delays for multiple reasons. Sometimes I felt like I was sinking, without bearings.

BUT always His hand, or the hands of His people, brought me up for air.

BUT GOD! He is faithful and His calling is sure.

Soli Deo Gloria!


Jul 04, 2021

This is great Connie. I can so relate as I take the plunge into the Art world. It's something I never thought I'd do, but I knew I needed to do it. I feel like I'm having to fly the plane and build it at the same time. It definitely takes a different mindset and a lot of juggling (Though it sometimes feels like floundering). It's good to take the plunge. It helps us grow, and keeps us dependent on God. Keeping our focus on Him helps keep our bearings straight. It also helps to have a community to help you along the way.

Connie Inglis
Connie Inglis
Jul 05, 2021
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Amen to everything you said, Holly. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!


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