ArielMasters

I don't know how to write this; even thinking about it fills me with a mixture of gratefulness and sorrow. 
          	
          	I've decided to leave Wattpad for a while. I won't be deleting my account, but I won't be posting either. I've asked counsel from several people, and all have agreed with this decision. I'll try to explain.
          	
          	Basically, it's time for me to progress to the next step in my writing journey.  There is no way I can't do it all.  Wattpad takes a lot of time, - time I gladly gave because of the wonderful people on here. I've seen some post how awful Wattpad has been for them and insinuate how ungrateful readers are. NO WAY! If anything, I feel indebted to you, grateful for all the time, votes, comments, and encouragement given. Yet, lately, it has been a source of stress for me as far as time goes. 
          	
          	Then, there's fear of the unknown.  One of my best friends advised me that it was time to step out of my comfort zone and start facing all the things I've been avoiding. I'm actually a fearful person. I feel like I'm always forcing myself do things afraid, but I truly believe fear will rob me of my life if let it.
          	
          	So, I'm disappearing for a while. I'm going to finish a book and see what I can do with it. If nothing happens and it's a dead-end book in the publishing world, I'll post it here for you guys to enjoy. If it doesn't get accepted, it doesn't mean it's a bad book. Just not the right book for the industry.
          	
          	You can find me on Twitter if you wish. Ariel Masters. Can't miss my sweet chibi, Ariel.
          	
          	Thank you. Thank you for all the love and support given. *I'm writing this with tears in my eyes.* I've been one blessed writer. I can't wait to see what the Lord will do with me in the years to come. I'm trusting that with hard work, He'll open doors when they should be opened. And, that He'll close doors when they should be closed. Like Wattpad. 
          	
          	Blessings to you all, friends. Hugs and lots of love. 
          	
          	~ Ariel ~ 
          	(Takes a deep breath of courage to hit announce)

lovemyst10

@ArielMasters I'm gonna miss you a whole lot. But I'll be praying. All things will work out for your good in Jesus' name! Do enjoy yourself tho. ❤❤❤
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ArielMasters

@ericalaurie I will! I kind of plan on doing the same. Easy to love our wattpad family :D *and of dear on my writing at that point. Shudder* haha!
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ericalaurie

@ArielMasters I remember when I first followed you, and reading your work. I'm not on wattpad often anymore, but I do stop by to see how friends are doing.  Keep in touch though so I can cheer for you.
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MarianSchoonwinkel

Hello dear, missing you very much, thankyou for letting me know about Sunshine such a sweet person will miss her too. Thinking of you and praying for your contest coming up September. Praying for Sunshine too. God bless you and all your loved ones.

MarianSchoonwinkel

Dear Ariel, miss you and praying for and all your loved ones. How ate you getting along with your writing ?  Have you perhaps any contact with  Sunshine who was writing " Beauty in the Storm "  she has not been active for s very long time ?????  God bless you and all your loved ones.

ArielMasters

@MarianSchoonwinkel  Hello, dear! I miss all of you too! I'm doing very well on this end. Keeping busy and learning so much! I'm plugging away at my manuscript for a major contest in September. Praying that goes well. :D  
            
            Sunshine... She hasn't been active for a very long time, though I wish she would. I loved her writing. Such a gift. But she had dreams that seemed to go in a different direction, and of course, I support that :D
            God bless you too!
            
            ~Ariel ~
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MarianSchoonwinkel

Dear Ariel, I tried to answer your questions at the end of your description of the story Discovering The Real She. They just say try again and my comment disapered. Now I will answer your questions here.
          Yes it does intrigue me ! It is never too vague ! Does not reveal too much ! No it does not confuse me at all ! I will miss you very much ! Thankyou for the privilege of being able to read your beautiful stories that bring Glory to God. God bless you and all your loved ones, super abundantly. Praying for you all.

MarianSchoonwinkel

Dear Ariel, sorry I only found your message now, that you need a very deserving time of rest. Thankyou out the deapth of my heart for each story I have had the privilege of reading. Each story has been such a blessing and bringing Glory to God !!!
          Encouragement from the Precious Scripture 1 Joh 4: 18 There is no fear in love; because Perfect Love casteth  out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
          
          God bless you. Praying for you.

ArielMasters

@MarianSchoonwinkel Thank you for your prayers! I'll be back one day, I'm sure!  I so appreciate you!
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ArielMasters

@MarianSchoonwinkel  Thank you so much! I don't need a rest so much as I need to time to work on other aspects of my writing journey. :D There's too much to do, and already, I'm making great use of my time. Learning to build a website, writing, and training to join a critique group!
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LarissaRodriguez0

@ArielMasters I just saw your message that stated you were leaving Wattpad for a while... and while I will miss you and also reading updates and just plain out conversing with you (that I'll miss most) I understand the need for a break from things every once in a while! 
          
          I wanted to let you know I read A Butler To Love again and I cannot Express enough how good it is! Wren's story to forgiveness from God was beautifully written. I myself know what it is like to loose someone very dear to cancer. (Also, I ship him and Leah so hard! ) 
          
          I'm praying for you as you embark on this new journey! I know God will bring about his perfect plan for you in all this! 
          
          Many hugs, 
          
          A friend! 

LarissaRodriguez0

@ArielMasters that sounds amazing! Maybe I'll look into it someday! Are you hoping to eventually get into the publishing world? I know that has always been a dream of mine and maybe someday it will become a reality! I hope this adventure with ACFW goes well for you, friend! 
            
            I will sure let you know! It is very exciting!
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ArielMasters

@LarissaRodriguez0 ACFW is America Christian Fiction Writers. It's a forum that is connected with big Christian publishing houses. Scribes is a critique group within the ACFW. You can post your chapters and everyone will crit and help you with it. It's been very good so far! The ACFW has several contests a year. They are pretty bid deals, especially the Genesis. It's about 75 dollars a year, but very worth it. 
            
            I do hope you get accepted! Let me know! That's an exciting step in life!
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LarissaRodriguez0

@ArielMasters I know I would love to see you back :) but I totally understand if your break is longer, even if you are only on here periodically to send a message I'll be excited :) 
            
            I'll be praying everything falls into place and your manuscript turns out beautiful (Though I'm sure it will with your other two being so lovely!) What is Scribes and ACFW? 
            I've been good. Applied for my college a while back and am waiting for an acceptance, pray I try accepted. I feel confident that this particular school is where God is leading me I'm just continuing to pray :) 
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ArielMasters

I don't know how to write this; even thinking about it fills me with a mixture of gratefulness and sorrow. 
          
          I've decided to leave Wattpad for a while. I won't be deleting my account, but I won't be posting either. I've asked counsel from several people, and all have agreed with this decision. I'll try to explain.
          
          Basically, it's time for me to progress to the next step in my writing journey.  There is no way I can't do it all.  Wattpad takes a lot of time, - time I gladly gave because of the wonderful people on here. I've seen some post how awful Wattpad has been for them and insinuate how ungrateful readers are. NO WAY! If anything, I feel indebted to you, grateful for all the time, votes, comments, and encouragement given. Yet, lately, it has been a source of stress for me as far as time goes. 
          
          Then, there's fear of the unknown.  One of my best friends advised me that it was time to step out of my comfort zone and start facing all the things I've been avoiding. I'm actually a fearful person. I feel like I'm always forcing myself do things afraid, but I truly believe fear will rob me of my life if let it.
          
          So, I'm disappearing for a while. I'm going to finish a book and see what I can do with it. If nothing happens and it's a dead-end book in the publishing world, I'll post it here for you guys to enjoy. If it doesn't get accepted, it doesn't mean it's a bad book. Just not the right book for the industry.
          
          You can find me on Twitter if you wish. Ariel Masters. Can't miss my sweet chibi, Ariel.
          
          Thank you. Thank you for all the love and support given. *I'm writing this with tears in my eyes.* I've been one blessed writer. I can't wait to see what the Lord will do with me in the years to come. I'm trusting that with hard work, He'll open doors when they should be opened. And, that He'll close doors when they should be closed. Like Wattpad. 
          
          Blessings to you all, friends. Hugs and lots of love. 
          
          ~ Ariel ~ 
          (Takes a deep breath of courage to hit announce)

lovemyst10

@ArielMasters I'm gonna miss you a whole lot. But I'll be praying. All things will work out for your good in Jesus' name! Do enjoy yourself tho. ❤❤❤
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ArielMasters

@ericalaurie I will! I kind of plan on doing the same. Easy to love our wattpad family :D *and of dear on my writing at that point. Shudder* haha!
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ericalaurie

@ArielMasters I remember when I first followed you, and reading your work. I'm not on wattpad often anymore, but I do stop by to see how friends are doing.  Keep in touch though so I can cheer for you.
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ArielMasters

Happy Tuesday, everyone! 
          
             I do hope your Easter (those that celebrate) was wonderful. Mine was, but super busy. Then, I fell sick (of sorts). Which is why my update for All For This Moment will be late today. It's still coming, but it will probably be posted in the afternoon.  I won't post an announcement of its publishing because I hate spamming notification boxes. Just know it's coming!
          
          Also, I'll be responding to all comments and notifications soon. I'm just a bit behind from the holidays. Plus, I've company coming to stay the night so I've been rushing around getting ready for friends. 
          
          Hugs!
          
          ~Ariel~

ESJohnson

@ArielMasters it's both, unfortunately
            but i'll get there
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ArielMasters

@ESJohnson Aw, thank you! I really want to get it in today though. Just having trouble after missing writing for a couple days. You behind too? Or sick? I hope you can get to normal on both! Hugs!
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ArielMasters

Good morning and happy Friday! I've just uploaded the newest chapter to Discovering the Real She. Alayna is in a standoff against the devil incarnate. Will she survive? Find out here: 
          https://www.wattpad.com/720260342-discovering-the-real-she-a-christian-teen-fiction
           Have a blessed weekend! 
          
          Ariel

ArielMasters

@Ilovesweettarts2016 hehe! I can't wait to hear what you think! :D
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Ilovesweettarts2016

Can’t wait!  :D
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