Friday, May 21, 2010

One Question Friday

Every Friday I’m going to ask a question. The questions I choose might be ambiguous on purpose. The goal is to have you answer the question according to your beliefs, where you’re at in life or a circumstance that might have recently impacted you. The only thing I ask is that you provide an explanation for why you answered the way you did.

It is my hope to understand you better through this and also to gain a greater understanding of humanity and how people make decisions.

What are you learning?

*I’m so excited my novel, Noble Efforts to Engulf the Moon finaled in the Novel Matters, Audience-with-an-Agent contest. I never officially announced it here at All in a Day’s Thought and I wanted to make sure to share the good news. If you’re a writer, I’d strongly encourage you to check out the Novel Matters blog.

**photos by flickr


  1. What am I learning? I'm learning that you are one amazing woman and excellent writer! Congratulations on finaling in Novel Matters!!! Does this mean you have an opportunity for an agent interview?

    I am so proud of you!!!!

  2. Oh wow, an open-ended question today! I'm a little nervous about this. :-)

    I'm learning that I can't fret about the big picture but that I must take each day and make use of what God has given me. He'll put all the pieces together in the end.

  3. So cool, Wendy! Congrats!

    I am learning that I have so much more to learn! About myself, about God, about other people... And just about everything else, for that matter!

  4. Well-- you know how excited I am for you at Novel Matters!!

    What am I learning--somedays more than I want to. The hard stuff. Like waiting on God and trusting him when I want to scream:)

  5. Congrats on your win!! What an awesome honor!!

    Love those pics!

    Right now I'm learning to trust that God's plan for my writing career is better than mine, and that if I lay it all in His hands, I don't need to worry about whether or not I sell lots of books or get another published. I am not my fellow authors, and God's plans for me may be something entirely different. And if this journey into being an author is more about the journey than the success, I can take what I've learned and the joys I've had, and move on to the next phase.

    Not that I've learned all this, but I'm getting there. :)

  6. I'm learning to be content in the season where God has me. Without a doubt, He has each of us strategically positioned, and even if I don't particularly care for some aspects of where I am, I have to trust that His reasons are loving and in my best interest.

  7. Congrats! I'm learning to take things one baby step at a time.

  8. I answered over @ my blog.


  9. I'm learning how much work a major rewrite is but how much better the resulting story will be as a result of my efforts.

    Congrats, again, on your Novel Journey contest success.

  10. I'm learning to embrace a new writing path and trust that this is where God is leading me.

    Congratulations again on the contest!

  11. I taking ballet classes! I am not as cute as that picture of the little girl in the tutu, though. Ha!


  12. Yay! Many congrats on your final!!

    I'm learning to make peace with my imperfections.

  13. Way to go, Wendy! So proud of you! I'm learning that not everything is always going to go the way I want it to, and that sometimes I need to tailor my expectations - not a fun lesson to learn, but I'm growing :) Happy Weekend!

  14. Woohoo, I was headed over here to thank you for stopping by my blog, BUT I see congratulations are in order instead.

    That is wonderful news. So happy your work is being recognized. Awesome. I understand your joy.

    So..what am I learning? I'm learning there are lots to do in my life that I don't want to do, but I still have to do, and that my attitude makes all the difference.

    You'd think I'd of learned that a long long long time ago, huh?

  15. Learning? I have to be learning something? Um, okay. I'm learning patience. Lots and lots of patience. And just when I think I have it, it flees.

    I'm trying. I swear I'm trying.

  16. First off, congrats!!! That's so exciting! I'm learning life changes constantly and so does my writing.

  17. I never stop learning about the writing process. Probably will still be learning 20 yrs from now!

  18. Congrats! That's exciting! I am always learning something new about writing. I am also learning more about the Lord and my character. It seems that the older I get, the less I find that I know:)
    Happy weekend,

  19. I'm learning God is in control and I am too be patient. This is my season of waiting. Wait..wait...wait... *somethings about to happen I can feel it*

  20. Awesome question and great news for you. Thanks for the link. :O)

  21. Hi Wendy -


    Susan :)

  22. congrats....that is awesome. Sarah

  23. Congratulations. What am I learning? I am learning that God is good to us even in the middle of trying times.He speaks to us everyday.

  24. I am learning Isaiah chapter 40.

    Because God has been speaking it to me, I decided to memorize it. My drama team often presents Scripture passages dramatically which we've memorized. They may or may not use this one. (We prepare a number of things which wind up not being used by anyone but God.)

    I am learning what Isaiah 40 means, and I am learning how to live it, so I'm determined to know every most-blessed word of it.

  25. Eek, not sure what I'm learning. Seems like everyday I'm trying to apply what I've already learned. LOL
    I think I probably should be learning more writing craft and I'm also trying to learn to be more consistent with disciplining my kiddos. :-)
    Congrats on your final! Extremely exciting. ;-)

  26. Congratulations, Wendy! That is wonderful about your novel.

    I am learning to care less what others think about me in situations that require strength and a commitment to what is right. The fact is, not everyone is going to like us if we speak the truth, no matter how gentle and loving we try to be.

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