tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8341689034619131983.post3226600468011018422..comments2015-10-02T15:45:57.161-05:00Comments on Shelly Wildman: Oh, To Stay in the Comfort ZoneShelly Wildman####noreply@blogger.comJust found your blog, Shelly, and I love it! It&#3...Just found your blog, Shelly, and I love it! It&#39;s beautiful (like the pink &amp; green!) and I love what you have to say. I guess you have 7 readers now ; ).jennifer####noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8341689034619131983.post-80850747143985980682009-03-31T14:06:00.000-05:002009-03-31T14:06:00.000-05:00Oh, Shelly, just knowing you're gonna be there mak...Oh, Shelly, just knowing you're gonna be there makes me wish even more I was, too. Right now, I have no plans, though....<BR/><BR/>After having gone, I'm certain more people feel like you than don't; Emily's a sweetheart and she will seek you out. So will others. You'll be so GLAD you stepped out of your comfort zone--and that God is dealing with layers of pride--so continue looking at him, not your perceived weaknesses.<BR/><BR/>:) I'll be staying tuned!Robin ~ PENSIEVE####noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8341689034619131983.post-10067235389592604652009-03-28T21:49:00.000-05:002009-03-28T21:49:00.000-05:00We could be twins!! I laughed out loud at everythi...We could be twins!! I laughed out loud at everything you said-- I am the exact same way!!! I didn't get that impression when I met you though!! <BR/><BR/>Praying for your dream and wishing you luck in the contest!Lindsey @ A New Life####noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8341689034619131983.post-1903227504871642842009-03-26T23:55:00.000-05:002009-03-26T23:55:00.000-05:00Hi. I hopped over here from Lysa's scholarship pos...Hi. I hopped over here from Lysa's scholarship post. I love your entry! You are so funny... and honest. I hope you don't win the scholarship. But only because that would mean I didn't. :) I am going to follow you though and leave comments from time to time. Now you'll have like 8 readers. :)We have a lot in common.<BR/>JennyThe little old mom who lived in a shoe####noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8341689034619131983.post-36317235116407086892009-03-26T17:53:00.000-05:002009-03-26T17:53:00.000-05:00Wait, did I write this post? No, this is Shelly's...Wait, did I write this post? No, this is Shelly's blog, not mine...but the sentiments are much, much, MUCH the same. I have to tell you, I laughed out loud at #4. You and me both, sister, you and me both. Take a look at my blog if you don't believe me. And #2--check. #3--check. #5--check again. #8--so there. <BR/><BR/>And #7? My readers are few and far between and decreasing by the week, or so sitemeter tells me! I do love reading your blog--so maybe it's more or six or seven, right? :-)<BR/><BR/>May the Lord achieve His purposes in you, to the praise of His glory!Lisa writes...####noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8341689034619131983.post-60506093831126632762009-03-26T07:25:00.000-05:002009-03-26T07:25:00.000-05:00I went to She Speaks last year by myself...not kno...I went to She Speaks last year by myself...not knowing anyone else in attendance.<BR/>I say you'll fit right in!<BR/>Melanie@Bella~MellaMelanie####noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8341689034619131983.post-12842701992473092842009-03-25T16:25:00.000-05:002009-03-25T16:25:00.000-05:00You don't have to submit to be a writer!!! :) You...You don't have to submit to be a writer!!! :) You write on your blog!!! You're a wonderful writer!!!<BR/><BR/>The first time I went to She Speaks in 2005, I was EXACTLY where you are. Scared to death. Out of my comfort zone. In fact, I used that phrase over and over to describe the weekend.<BR/><BR/>You'll see when you get there, it's so unintimidating...inviting, even. <BR/><BR/>Plus, I'll be there whether I win or not, so we can hang. <BR/><BR/>Loved your post.<BR/>SandySandy at God Speaks Today####noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8341689034619131983.post-1492875549392580332009-03-25T15:02:00.000-05:002009-03-25T15:02:00.000-05:00Shelly,What a great post! I must say that as soon ...Shelly,<BR/>What a great post! I must say that as soon as I clicked on your blog, I thought it was so cute; I like the pink and green! How wonderful that you have a husband who holds you accountable in such a supportive way! I, too, hate crowds and have trouble with small talk and would much prefer to talk about big issues. I think it's wonderful that you're going to the conference and think that She Speaks is a perfect fit for you!Celly B####noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8341689034619131983.post-90535615960429110262009-03-25T13:39:00.000-05:002009-03-25T13:39:00.000-05:00Oh my dear friends, I cannot tell you how much you...Oh my dear friends, I cannot tell you how much your sweet comments mean to me. You are much too kind, really.<BR/><BR/>Sheroll, a "query" is a letter to an editor that's kind of like a pitch. You basically tell them your idea for a story and ask if their magazine wouldn't pretty-please be interested in publishing it. Humbling? Yes. Long process? Yes. Worth it? Yes.Shelly W####noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8341689034619131983.post-9882335377988626472009-03-25T10:11:00.000-05:002009-03-25T10:11:00.000-05:00Hi Shelly, So explain to this non-writer what a "...Hi Shelly, So explain to this non-writer what a "query" is.sherollnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8341689034619131983.post-15048082115864087272009-03-25T08:36:00.000-05:002009-03-25T08:36:00.000-05:00Shelly, I agree with Lisa L. I have come to "depe...Shelly, I agree with Lisa L. I have come to "depend" upon your blog. I look forward to it everyday. I am disappointed when you let it lapse a day or two. (My goodness, do you actually have a life too?) I guess what I'm trying to say is this. Even if I had never read your blog I would have believed you could do anything you wanted to do based on the fact that I know YOU. I believe in you and know that God uses you in many ways all the time. Your blog is just confirmation of that to me.<BR/>Love you!Linda Pnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8341689034619131983.post-86546975689811156832009-03-24T09:25:00.000-05:002009-03-24T09:25:00.000-05:00From one writer to another (and yes, you are a w...From one writer to another (and yes, you are a writer) I'm hoping you and I both make it to She Speaks. <BR/><BR/>Here are a couple of things to consider -- <BR/>a (writing) rejection means you're one step closer to publication. <BR/><BR/>Crowds are just LOTS of little groups. You'll be wonderful! <BR/><BR/>Writing is a passion and if God has called you to it, He will equip you. Don't write in your strength but in His.Mary####noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8341689034619131983.post-52394092784644325762009-03-24T07:58:00.000-05:002009-03-24T07:58:00.000-05:00I could write an entire post in response to your h...I could write an entire post in response to your honest musings. God has been speaking to me about dumping off the baggage of judging myself against the excellence of others. Because it paralyzes me from freely using MY gifts. Be who you are. It's MORE than enough because of who HE is in you. <BR/><BR/>Are you a runner if you run, but not in marathons? Are you a writer if you write but have never been published? Are you a singer if you sing, but only loudly in the shower? I think God says YES, if that's what He's called you.Beverlydru####noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8341689034619131983.post-4179792030969347272009-03-23T22:23:00.000-05:002009-03-23T22:23:00.000-05:00I really enjoyed this entry! Sounds like you are t...I really enjoyed this entry! Sounds like you are the perfect person to attend She Speaks :) Don't mean to scare you or anything...but that 'I'm just feeling called' thing doesn't really go away.<BR/><BR/>So get writing, you! And I hope to meet you against a wall somewhere at She Speaks!emily####noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8341689034619131983.post-19512925185334930722009-03-23T20:04:00.000-05:002009-03-23T20:04:00.000-05:00I am not a writer nor do I proclaim to even come c...I am not a writer nor do I proclaim to even come close. You make comments about your inability to write, however I believe that you have a lot to say and you say it eloquently and are to the point. I have only recently begun to read your blog but have come to depend on it. I am so excited to see there is a new excerpt in your world. I think you do a fabulous job and that you sell yourself short. Truly you have the 'gift' and even though you are not published, you have the talent. Thank you for continuing to blog and I look forward to your next one.Lisa L.noreply@blogger.com