Chasing Your Dreams With No Apologies

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Life is full of that little bug called guilt. Us writers are attacked by it to0. You know, when you ache to write, but everything else in life rushes in to tell you why you shouldn’t?

Yes, there are times when we need to put family and other things before our writing pursuits, but that isn’t every second of every day.

It’s time to take back your dream territory and kick the guilt bug to the curb. It serves no purpose for good in your life. Guilt is merely a distraction from what God has intended for you.


Moms out there, this means you, too! I am a mom of four and juggling writing, family, church, God, and other responsibilities is daunting sometimes. Sometimes I feel guilty about taking the time to chase my dreams, but there is something I’ve learned in chasing my dreams and it’s powerful impact on my family.

Reasons You Should Chase Your Dreams With No Apologies:

You Are Called To Write. Giving someone a talent and a dream to write is something God uses to remind us of one of our purposes in life. Dreams are meant to be lived. Whether God’s purpose is to publish your work or teach you something amazing along the way, God meant for us to live our dream a day at a time.

You Are Inspiring Other Dreamers. This is one of the reasons it is vitally important that moms chase their dreams. Your children are watching you and learning that it is possible to chase their dreams, too.

They learn the power of supporting each other on the dream chasing journey. Just as you encourage your children to chase their dreams, you model it in your life.

If you are not a parent, there are still others watching God work through your writing journey. Inspire others by chasing your dreams with no apologies.

You Have Something To Say. God has given a story that is meant to be told. For whatever purpose he gave it to you, you are the only one who can write the story the way that you can.

It Brings You Joy. The Bible says that the joy of the Lord is our strength.  Chasing the dreams that bring us joy build our strength. This joy is from the dreams God gave us. Love every minute of it.

Who have you seen chase their dreams with no apologies in a way that inspires you?


About Michelle Lim

Author Michelle Lim is the Brainstorming/Huddle Coach with My Book Therapy Press and the Midwest Zone Director for American Christian Fiction Writers. Michelle’s romantic suspense is represented by Karen Solem of Spencillhill Associates and has gained contest recognition in the Frasier, the Genesis, and the Phoenix Rattler, winning the Genesis in 2015 for her genre. Michelle writes devotionals for The Christian Pulse Online Magazine and Putting On The New. Since her nonfiction book release, Idea Sparking: How To Brainstorm Conflict In Your Novel, through public speaking and online chats Michelle helps writers discover the revolutionary power of brainstorming to bring new life to their stories.

5 thoughts on “Chasing Your Dreams With No Apologies

  1. I know quite a few writers who chase their dreams with no apologies–at least not outwardly. I think we all feel a little guilty about doing something we love so much. 🙂

    One more note–if you don’t chase your dream, you probably won’t ever be published…and once you are published, the discipline to sit at a computer and write for hours won’t magically appear. You have to develop it in those years others might think you are wasting your time.

  2. dtopliff says:

    I have to name 2 friends of mine, Beth Vogt & Pat Trainum, both working very hard on doing top-quality writing on multiple book contracts. Probably the most outstanding mentor example I know is Susan May Warren who has pursued her dream w/ amazing skill, much hard work, and is realizing well-deserved success.

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