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Trust God, Take Action & Follow Through with Your Writing Dreams Are you an aspiring author stuck in a miserable job that drains so much of your time and energy that your book remains stuck in your head? Are you a struggling writer stuck in uncertainty, unsure of where you belong, who you are, what you want and why? Are your writing dreams stuck behind a wall of doubts, fears, and excuses that keep you from taking confident, consistent action? Are you thus searching for performance and productivity guidance your Christian heart can trust, guidance based on the Bible rather than the new age self-help nonsense? Then welcome to Rise from Stuck with Bonnie Jean Schaefer! This show is for you if you have crazy exciting writing dreams but are stuck in dreaming/learning/planning mode, too trapped by your fears, doubts and excuses to write with daily diligence. I understand that state of stuck because I’ve been right there with you. I’m on the rise, however, and I’m inviting you to join me. You see, since earning my Bible degree in 1999, I’ve been chasing this crazy dream that I could earn a living telling and selling stories as an author entrepreneur. I thus intentionally did not commit to any specific career path. I feared that if I got locked into a normal job with decent pay, I would become content and abandon my writing dream. Even though I was capable of earning more and doing more, I worked a series of entry level jobs for over two decades while writing and publishing four novels. I also spent that time devouring books and courses and programs about writing, business, and personal development. Only I was better at learning about business than I was about implementing that training, partly because I didn’t trust God enough and partly because I dared not trust the gurus who didn’t know God at all. My publishing company thus earns a trickle of royalty income every month from book sales on Amazon, but not nearly enough to support me. So here I am. A woman with big dreams stuck in a job that drains the creativity from her soul. An author stuck at the start line of the next novel in her fantasy adventure series. A mentor with an abundance of knowledge stuck in her head. If you’re as frustrated with your state of stuck as I am with mine, this is the podcast for you. In it, I’ll be sharing what God is teaching me about Him, about performance, about productivity, and about…adventure! (Fantasy author here, remember? Adventure MUST be a part of our dream doing experience!) We’re going to build a foundation and framework for our lives that is in alignment with God and His desires for us. We’re going to discover the answers to four fundamental questions: Who is God? Who am I in Christ? What do I want? And why? Then we’re going to create systems within that framework that make confident, consistent action towards God and our writing dreams inevitable. Along the way, we’ll hear from others who have learned to rise from stuck. We’ll dig in to ways God renewed their minds so their actions and lives were transformed. We’ll also hear from author D.K. Drake each Friday for an escape break into her fantasy world. She’ll read to us from her action adventure fantasy series or share practical ways she is learning to implement the rise from stuck framework to get back into consistent writing action. Okay...full disclosure. D.K. Drake is my pen name, and as D.K., I’ve lost touch with my fantasy world and my characters. To get me out of this state of stuck and reignite my passion for writing, I need to read through my books again. So I’ll read them to you just for fun three chapters at a time on fantasy fiction Friday. This journey may be a bumpy ride, but as we learn to trust God, respect our strengths, and do the writing work our dreams require, we are going to build confidence, courage and consistency in the pursuit of God and our writing dreams. So strap into God’s word. Grab on to my hand. And let’s rise from stuck. Together. Connect with me at here: https://bonniejeanschaefer.com/ Join my free community here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/risewithbonniejean Snag your free D.K. Drake Starter Library here: https://authordkdrake.com/