Am I Afraid?

For the past six months, I have had an illness—blessedly not contagious—called writer’s block. But just now, as I so begrudgingly drug my butt into the prophetic Writer’s Seat, I realized something.

I don’t have writer’s block.

I am afraid.

I’m a Jokeaholic

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“Hi, my name’s Rebekah Koontz, and I’m a Jokaholic.”

“Hi Rebekah…”

“I don’t know how this came about—my…habit. I just can’t help it. But I guess that’s what they all say.” I look around the room. “We all say.”

The group stares at their shoes and nods.

Liebster Award Part 2

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I have been nominated for the Liebster Award by the lovely bloggers: Beckie from Spotlight and Dani from Crystal Sparkly Dreams.

Turns out, I’ve already accepted this award, almost exactly one year ago.

But I’m not one to let a tiny hiccup like that stop me.

When You Have Nothing To Say

I got nothing

The curser blinks at you.

*blink-blink-blink-blink*

It’s a steady beat. A constant reminder of your lack of creativity. Your tired brain. Your empty train of thought.

You’re me at this very moment. You have writer’s[blogger’s]block.

For a split second, you think you have an idea. A spark!

And then you daydream about lunch, and the spark’s gone.

Bye-bye spark. . .

You May Be A Writer If. . .

There are a lot of wannabe writers out there. But how do you know when the wannabe ends, and the real writer emerges from within you?

I wrote you a simple list. You’re welcome.

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So here you go, a list of ten. You may be a writer if. . .

Follow Me On Bloglovin

It has been my experience, as I’ve been feverishly flipping through teen blog after teen blog (instead of studying), that Bloglovin is somewhat obnoxious, asking you again and again, would you like to follow this blog? You don’t follow this blog. Do you want to? Do ya- do ya- do ya??

I don’t plan on making it that obnoxious on my site. But my thoughts were, ManI gotta get myself on Bloglovin!

Mission success.

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Thank You 100 Followers!

I may just be in the writing mood. (It’s the coffee kicking in.) But I wanted to do a little shout-out to my followers. I know I’m just starting as a writer and blogger. I’ve been writing for years, but this is the first time I’ve really done it without quitting and on a schedule.

I don’t know if you guys really read everything (or like everything). I know part of the social media is that you follow to be followed, but I’d like to think you enjoyed something in my writing to want to follow me to begin with.

Whatever the case, I want to say thank you. I reached one hundred followers last Friday, and it was a big deal for me. I know everyone else does this huge crazy thing for reaching a thousand or a million. But one hundred is definitely good enough for me right now.

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I was thinking I wouldn’t mention it, just let it pass by. But as I’m sitting here in a coffee high, I thought “why not?” Nothing wrong ever came from saying thank you.

My Story: Published

I’ve been a part of this website called Teen Ink. They publish stories online, where they can be voted for and commented on and can even be published in the Teen Ink magazine.

Well, a few days ago, I submitted my story, “Forever And Always.”

Today, I got an e-mail saying my article has been VOTED #1 on the website! I think my heart fluttered.

I just checked, and now it’s in the #2 spot, which is a little disheartening at first, but still!

Please read it and vote. It’d mean a lot to me. Maybe if it gets enough votes they’ll put it in the magazine!!

Babysitting

I’m going to categorize this post under life and writing, because the same is true for both.

A couple Mondays ago, I sent this spazzy sounding tweet into the world. It went a little something like this. .

Anyway, I was stoked!

A few days before, my dad told me he got a text from one of his friends from church saying they needed a babysitter Monday and Tuesday, and can Rebekah do it? . . I’ve never babysat a day in my life. Never changed a diaper (obviously). Never even held a baby.

They said I was hired.

Just DO It!

Who said this? Nike?

It’s so true. When it comes to life, and you don’t know what to do, chances are, you know what you should do. So what do you do then?

I lost you, didn’t I.

Last Sunday, my pastor was talking about “how do you live a life for Christ?” And it’s this easy: if you know what you should do, do it.