I. Love. Writing.
I love it.
As tired and as overwhelmed as it can get (you writers know what I mean), I love it.
Why else would we write...it's not an easy task, and the paycheck...?
However, I have a secret weapon...and no, it's not spell check.
My secret weapon is this:
I've got God.
My characters seem to speak to me, but I know Who it really is. I have these ideas, but I know Who's they really are. I have words on a blank screen, I know Where they're really from.
They're not mine.
I've asked God to take this book, this incredible book that's been placed on my lap via a great, long time, trusted, loving caring, dear friend of mine.
It's way bigger than me. Way bigger.
I'm writing about hard stuff, and He's where I get my strength.
Each morning, before I sit down to write, I journal. I ask God to lead my words, thoughts, phrases etc and mold it into what He'd have it to be (well, as far as first drafts are concerned)
I've been given a great critique partner.
We found each other in college, but now we're actually close, and I love her. She's amazing.
God. Is. Working.
I have this idea that isn't mine, but I'm doing my best to make it God's, and He's answering back.
Each time there are words on my screen, I hear from Him.
My form of worship is writing.
I'm writing for me, and for God. That's our time.
It's sacred, special, perfect.
Okay, so not perfect, my other weapon is the backspace key...
But still, I know where the inspiration comes from, and I love tapping into that inspiration and finding how much God loves me through what He has me write.
The Bible may be the Greatest Love Letter ever written,
But my little notes from God are super special to me.
p.s. Sorry it's been so long, dear faithful followers, I love you mcuh.
How do you look at writing?
Is it worship? Release? Comfort?
What drives you in what you do?
Why do you love this so much?