Allie Pleiter here.
I like to laugh. A lot.
Therefore, people think I’m easygoing, but the truth is I’m a control freak. I’m flexible and adaptable, but only on MY terms. Force me to adapt, or take me in ways I don’t want to go, and I’m not such a sturdy creature.
The reason I write so many characters trying to wrestle their control back from God is that I live that particular temptation daily. The reason I think so many people respond to my characters is that I’m pretty sure I have lots of company in this department.
There’s no end in sight. I just realized today that both Lana and Mack from my upcoming Love Inspired Historical YUKON WEDDING are control freaks in their own way. You know what they say--”write what you know.”
Culture is eager to encourage this temptation. After all, we live in America, Land of the Self Sufficient. A “To Do List” queen like myself doesn’t like it when someone else messes with my agenda.
I’m always striving to put my life in order because I think it’s my job. I keep forgetting God might have a better plan (“might’? Who am I kidding here??? He does. Always.)
In my life, in my writing, even in my knitting, I’m striving to learn to loosen the grip a bit this year. What about you? Are you striving for worthy goals, or just striving?