Jill Weatherholt

Writing Stories of Love, Faith and Happy Endings While Enjoying the Journey

My Journal is Yelling at Me (Part 1)

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Recently I was going through my journals from the past ten years.  Unfortunately, I no longer have my childhood diary or my college journals and that makes me sad.  I would love to read the thoughts that went through my young mind.

While my journals contain the good things happening in my life, prayers, and challenges I’m facing, one subject that continues to pop up is writing.  Now there’s a big surprise. I came across page after page of entries on becoming more dedicated with my writing, vowing to spend more time reading my books on the craft and making sure I write something each day.

As I perused the recorded events that make up my life, a particular entry caught my eye.  It was in bold, block lettering and it read, “WRITER’S WRITE!  WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM?” This was written three years ago, obviously I was allowing other things, besides writing, occupy my time or maybe I was just procrastinating.

Many months after I wrote that entry, I stumbled across a blog post that mentioned NaNoWriMo.  I had no idea what it was, but there was a website, so I clicked on it.  In November of 2010, I participated in my first National Novel Writing Month.  After that, my writing life was never the same.


Author: Jill Weatherholt

My name is Jill Weatherholt and I’m a writer. I have a full-time job, but at night and on the weekend, I pursue my passion, writing. I write modern stories about love, friendship and forgiveness. I started this blog as a way to share my journey toward publication and to create a community for other new writers. Raised in the Washington, DC area, I’ve lived in Charlotte, North Carolina since 2004. I hold a degree in Psychology from George Mason University and a Certification in Paralegal Studies from Duke University. My first book, SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE, published by Harlequin Love Inspired released on February 21, 2017 and is available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.com. I was the first place winner in the Dream Quest One Short Story Contest in the Winter 2014-2015 competition. In 2014, I placed second in Southern Writers Magazine Short Story Contest. I was also a top ten finalist in Southern Writers Magazine Short Story Contest in 2012 and 2013. I’m a 2010 and 2012 winner of the NaNoWriMo Contest. I love to connect readers, visit me at jillweatherholt.com

One thought on “My Journal is Yelling at Me (Part 1)

  1. So funny to look back and see how we prompt ourselves, and where that leads. May this NaNo continue the writing escapades!!


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