Saturday, October 19, 2013

Always Tomorrow

I promise not to blog about book writing every day for the next six weeks! But a post now and then will probably find its way here.

I spent the day at that table, in that chair, with that computer. Thinking, praying, trying to write.

I ended up with a big headache. I don't know if it was too taxing on my brain to work that hard (is that even possible?), or just an everyday kind of headache.

In any case, I didn't make a whole lot of progress. Which was discouraging. When you have a certain amount of time set aside for something, you want to make the most of it. At least I do.

Instead I napped, trying to get rid of the headache (which I never did).

And soaked in this pretty sunset (which I'm glad I saw).

As evening approaches, I'm trying to give myself grace and not take it too hard that I didn't get a whole lot done today. I'm sure I have way too high of expectations for myself anyway!

Better to just chill and not get uptight about it.

There's always tomorrow!


  1. Oh honey...if you need to debrief, I'm here. I TOTALLY get what you mean exactly. In fact, when I took a week to write at the beach, I found out that my body would hurt after hours of sitting there. It really is a labor of love to write a book.

    Take breaks. Listen to your body. God will write the book through you in just the right way at the right time. I know that's easier said than done when there are self-imposed deadliness. Grace, grace, grace! Then you'll see it unfold before your very eyes....somehow, some way! Love you!

  2. I'm sure you googled "writers block" right? Many great suggestions there. I would try going to Starbucks to write. I think all great novels throughout history were written at Starbucks...ha, ha!

  3. I often read the Storyline blog - and he writes about the writing process. He says that your job is to show up and be "present" at the computer. It's God's job to move thoughts and words through your hands. So show up...and pray...and wait quietly... Feeling that you "HAVE TO BE PRODUCTIVE" is counterintuitive to creative writing.

    Show up. Exhale. Listen. Write if words or ideas come. You'll find your way to begin.