I've accepted the Laurie Halse Anderson 15 minute writing challenge for the month of August. She has provided writing tidbits to improve one's craft along with promts to put the lesson into practice. I've used some of the prompts and on other days have used the 15 minutes to work on my book. Either way - I'm writing everyday.
I had my first television interview last week as a writer! Much fun! I've linked it on my "media coverage" page so you can view it -in case you missed it last week. WSYR, channel 9 in my town - has called and would also like to set up an interview. I'll keep you posted.
So much is happening! God is good...today's morning worship service touched on the fact of God's blessings and gifts in our lives. We are stewards with those blessings, gifts and resources.
As a steward, we need to be actively utilizing the resources He has given us. As Pastor spoke - I thought about the spiritual warfare involved in a writer's life, as we write for God. As a steward writing for God - we must be using the blessings, creative gifts and resources to further God's Kingdom.
We must do whatever it takes to stay focused on God -
1) Lost people matter to God and He wants them found
2) Pray first
3) Listen and obey God's Word and finally for this week
4) Everything we have belongs to God - we are only stewards! (Paraphrased from my Pastor's message - Go Pastor! - inspiring me to write among other things!)
All you Christian Writers - GET WRITING! God has equiped you with the resources you need - it is our blessing to use them!
May God bless you this week
Thought and Question to respond to:
I enjoy worshipping and praising God! As I sit through a worship service my heart is uplifted and everyday humdrum is erased and God's goodness is the focus ~ yet it is times like this when I seem to get some brilliant writing ideas. I always have paper with me, so I USUALLY jot the basics down and return my attention to the pastor or speaker. On some occasions though - I've been known to write a short story. :) I'm wondering if any of you have experienced similar brainstorms of genious and God's leading for your writing?
Have you ever been sitting in your morning worship service, attending to the message when BAM! - a brilliant writing idea comes to you? What do you do?
Do you stop listening to your Pastor and start journaling your masterpiece into your writing notebook?
Do you jot it on the bulletin so it looks like you are still paying attention?
Do you carry a small notebook for moments just like these - shorthand the thought and sketch into the notebook ever so quickly and then get back to work?
I want to hear from you!