What is Writing, Whimsy and Devotion?
Simply a blog for readers, writers, people who enjoy literary reviews done by
cats and those who like a spiritual lift on the weekend. Your one stop for literature,
fun and faith!
Monday Motivations: Tips and commiseration for writers who need to get
the SOTP in the chair and get writing again. Whether you are stuck, in
need of inspiration or conquering fear to get your words onto the page,
you will find something here.
Wednesday Whimsy: My cat, Lilybits, will be happy to review books,
interview authors or comment on life--usually mine. Though I do reserve
the right to share my own humorous observations at times.
Saturday Spiritual Lift: Short devotional writing to help you look toward
the author and finisher of our faith, Jesus Christ.
This week's Monday Motivation:
There are times when I’m really into my writing, joy flows through me as I place each word on the page and I can’t wait to sit down and write again. But there are some days I find it difficult to keep my derriere glued to the chair. I’m just sure the laundry pile can’t wait any longer and there are people I should call and the layer of dust on the dresser can be left no longer.
My inner editor is a difficult taskmaster, whispering in one ear that I need to write the perfect words. In the other ear she taunts me that I’ll never be great, followed by a sinister laugh. Okay, so I’ve exaggerated about the sinister laugh, but do you have any idea how many times I’ve already changed the previous sentence?
How do I combat that? By telling myself the truth: there’s no way I can write perfectly and that’s okay. I just need to write something—I can always spend time refining and rewriting later. There have been times I’ve used different books like, A Writer’s Book of Days, to help inspire me with ideas and writing prompts just to get things flowing. And prayer is an important element for the Christian writer. Focusing on the One who gives me strength and ideas takes the pressure off of little old me.
What about you? How do you get motivated and press on with your writing?
Okay, this week’s writing prompt picked from the folded papers in one of my currently unused bone china sugar bowls: Take 5-10 minutes to write about: Fresh-baked bread! Just do it!
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one above help you to get started or if there are writing topics you'd
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