I was wondering if anyone else has felt called to become a writer.
I think that God was calling me to be a writer for years, but I wasn’t really listening because I was full of self doubt and lacked confidence. My parents grew up in poverty during the depression. I was really good at English and writing when I was a kid, but my parents discouraged me because in their minds, only wealthy people could afford to do something so impractical!
I even feel like God has been bugging me about it. LOL. Even though I’ve had some success with magazines, poetry and writing contests, I’ve found it hard to be really focused and consistent with writing. I have a couple of novels that I feel like God has been wanting me to finish revising. I guess I’ve been scared of failing.
I was hoping to find Catholic books about writing, but so far I’ve only found one, “Echoing Silence: Thomas Merton on the Vocation of Writing.”