Category Archives: writer’s block

DOES GOD CARE ABOUT OUR WRITING CAREER

     I’m feeling better but still a little weak.  I tell you that was one bad virus.  Once it grabs you it just doesn’t want to let go.  But God is stronger and I will heal one place or the other. Being sick I just haven’t felt like putting any effort in my writing.  I know I need to sit myself down and work on finishing the Southern Drama and Suspense novels that I’ve been working on forever.  Then there is the Southern Drama that I need to rewrite and a new one that is playing around in my head with faint sketches on paper.  So I certainly don’t have Writer’s Block what I have is lazy block.  And the only cure for that is to get over it period; which I absolutely plan to do.

    Some of my blogs will be about writing and some about my life and some about God and His wonderful love for us. 

     Today I would like to talk about Hebrews chapter 11.  The people in Hebrews 11 show a strong faith.  This is the kind of faith we Christians should experience.  Like a weak muscle we must exercise our faith so it becomes strong.  When we have faith and see God do the little things we ask we began to ask for bigger things.  This is how we build strong trust in God.  We know He can and will but we must teach ourselves not only is He will or able but He HAS done what we seek.  That is the kind of faith we need to practice. When we come asking our Father for something we need to go away knowing it has been done.  It is a done deal so we thank Him for it.  God is so good and He wants us to build a strong fellowship with Him.

     I know God answers prayers today.  Is it wrong to pray about our writing careers?  I don’t think so.  God gave us this desire and talent to write.  I fully believe He wants us to talk to Him about what we write.  We need to make sure we are writing what He wants us to write and the only way to do that is to talk to Him and give Him a chance to talk back to us.  I also like to say a prayer before each writing session and ask God and the Holy Spirit to write the story through me.  At the end of the session I like to thank God for showing me how and what to write.  Does God care about our writing career?  My answer to that is ABSOLUTELY!  God cares about everything in our lives.

     Thanks for stopping by.  Try talking to God about your writing and see what He says.  No… you won’t hear a booming voice because God speaks softly to our hearts and spirits. God bless and keep you.

Why Do We Write

  I’m alive and kicking but the weather we’ve had the last few days left me with no desire to be on the computer.  I preferred to sit on either my front or back porch and watch the leaves shiver and the wind make the huge limbs dance.  It is an awesome sight and very peaceful.  I also love to sit there and watch it rain.  True every now and then the wind would whip a mist my way but that’s a small price to pay. But now I’m back in the office.

     The manuscript is going well.  As a matter of fact so well that I was up until five o’clock this morning working.  You know how those days are when everything is falling right in place and all the characters are taking over and showing you what they want to do and how they want to act.  You keep working and completely forget about time.  This is one of the reasons we write.  Oh yeah, we also enjoy the other times but there are times when I just can’t seem to get it right, when I want the character to do what I want him/her to do instead of what they would usually do in said situation; times when I try to force the story.  Let me tell you those are not fun and you darn well know how much time you have struggled.  But we keep writing because there is something deep inside that tells us to write and we can’t resist.

     When did you realize you had the “Writer’s Bug?”  I was still in middle school and I knew as sure as I was born that I had to write.  Granted what I wrote back then wasn’t even good enough to be called trash.  But I kept at it and as the years passed I got better and better.  Then I got married and had two wonderful sons and caring for my family pushed my writing to the back burner.  But the desire was still there.  Once you realize you have the bug it never leaves.

     I was and am also an avid reader.  As I’ve said before I believe you don’t have to be a writer to be an avid reader but you must be an avid reader to be a good writer.

     I believe God gives each and every one of us a talent then He leaves it up to us to find and perfect it.  My talent is writing and I thank God for it.  I’m still working on the “perfect” part but I’m enjoying the trip.

     These are my thoughts for today.  Thanks for stopping by and until next time keep writing even if you are in the slump period.  We must take the bad along with the good.  God bless.

Path to Tomorrow’s Memories

          Thank God I am over the SNAG and back on the path to finishing my Southern Drama manuscript “Tomorrow’s Memories.”  (Of course we know that my agent might have me change the name in the end but that’s it for now.)  It felt so good to sit at my computer and work for hours yesterday.  No, I probably won’t write 100,000 words in a week like Emily Guido (you should check out her blog at http://emilyguido.com).  I found it interesting. 

     Now I just have to set my schedule so I get in my gardening (that’s my psychiatrist.) I love being out there just me and God.  I talk to Him a lot when I work.  Anyway, back to the schedule, I need my time for the gym and of course my writing.  I figure it is just a matter of planning to get everything in.  I know I used to write when I worked a full-time job.  Of course I didn’t work in my garden as much.  What ever!!  The main thing is I’m back and I’m excited about it.  The characters of Tomorrow’s Memories were glad to see me.  I am now on a roll and can’t wait for everything to come together.  Yes… yes I know, after it is written there will be rewrites on top of rewrites but don’t remind me of that now, just let me bask in the fact that I am over the snag.

     Thanks for stopping by.  Until next time stay safe and keep writing.  Remember only writers truly understand writers. My husband said he doesn’t know if you have to be insane to be a writer or insane to live with one.  Whatever!  God bless.

Am I Lazy or What

    

     I need to vent a little tonight.  I’ve been working on another Southern Drama manuscript for what seems like forever.  I know exactly where it is going and the ending.  My problem is I can’t make myself sit down and work on it.  I make all kinds of excuses.  I go on a trip to take photos or I work in my yard. I even write this blog.  I stooped so low that I read another book.  I have notes all ready to start another manuscript but I refuse to do so until I finish this one.  Why can’t I finish this novel?  What in Heaven’s name is wrong with me? 

     Writer’s block?  I don’t think so because I know what is going to happen.  The characters are calling to me. 

     If it isn’t pure laziness in its purest form I don’t know what it is.  I’ve prayed about it and I feel that God would never have given me this desire to write if He didn’t want me to be an author.

     Am I afraid I’ll be a failure?  That this novel won’t sell?  Maybe that’s it.  But we all know when we put pen to paper or fingers to keyboard that this is not a millionaire’s career.  Oh it is very true that some have made it big but more have not.  So we don’t write thinking we’re going to get rich we write because we have to write.  There is something in us that won’t let us quit.  So why isn’t that something working for me right now?  I think about the characters and I know them so well and I plan what will happen but I just can’t make myself take the time to put it on paper.

     Okay, enough of the whining and having a pity party.  I need to quit this and work on that.  If what I write isn’t good enough I can always take it out and write again tomorrow.

     Thanks for listening.  Until next time stay safe and bear with me, we’ll have a new Southern Drama soon.  I wouldn’t mind if you whisper my name when you say your prayers. Thanks.