Jill Weatherholt

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

Writing on Purpose


I try to live my life on purpose. I get up each day and make the decision to be happy.  Of course some days are easier than others since life’s not perfect and it certainly isn’t always easy. I’ve learned not to wait on my circumstances to be happy because my circumstances are always changing. Making a deliberate choice to be happy is something I must do before my feet hit the floor in the morning.

Recently, I began examining my writing life.  I felt like I was starting to drift.  I was questioning whether or not I live that part of my life the same way I do all other areas.  Am I writing with an intended or desired result or goal?

I discovered I was doing more in the area of preparing to write.  I was buying just the right pens, notebooks and journals.  I was designating time to write but ended up spending most of that time on websites reading about author’s road to publication or writing tips.  I ended up frustrated and angry at myself because I wasn’t writing.

For me, living a life on purpose reflects my beliefs, my values and a passion.  I know what I believe and my values are strong.  My passion is writing, so why wasn’t I doing it? As a result of this examination, my blog was born and now I’m writing again and it feels really good.


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

2 thoughts on “Writing on Purpose

  1. “I discovered I was doing more in the area of preparing to write.”—I can so relate to this comment. My preparation is impressive. Too bad I don’t always remember to include the time I need to actually write. 🙂

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I appreciate it.


  2. NaNo did that for me, and I never saw it coming. Congrats on seeing the distractions for what they are, and rolling right over them!


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