October 17, 2016

An Explanation

Well, I have obviously dropped the ball on the whole Write 31 Days challenge. To be truthful, I didn't so much drop the ball as pitch it over the wall on purpose.  It just wasn't working out for me.  I'll admit it was sometimes hard to find the time to write so much, but more than that, it was being locked into one topic/category every day.

Perhaps I'd have been more successful if I'd chosen another topic, but I chose to write in the spiritual/religious category because that interests me.  The problem with that, for me, is that when I write about something in that area I want the words to be God-given...Him speaking through me.  Otherwise, it just doesn't mean a thing and rings kind of hollow.

I know when something is God-given because it FLOWS.  I mean I put pen to paper or fingers to keys and it just flies out in no time and with no effort.  When I'm done I can sit back and say "Whoa...what just happened?"  I'm often surprised by what I've written.  There's no doubt where it came from.

When the words are not God-given, the process is slooooow.  Each word has to be dragged reluctantly out and even then, many will be changed before "publish" is ever hit.

The latter process is what I was experiencing most days with the challenge and if I'm struggling to write it, I know it's a struggle for you to read.  So....I'm done.

I will find other things to write about and pray that the Lord frees up the words again.


  1. I agree with you and I just stay away from those things. Sometimes I'm moved and other times I'm not. If it is too difficult to get the words out, it isn't worth doing. No worries. I understand!!

  2. Stacy, there's no shame in starting a challenge and then realizing it isn't for you. I kind of did the same thing. Two weeks into the challenge, and I was totally burned out from writing every day. I just have too many other things I want to do. So, I took a few days off. I did write today, but I'm taking tomorrow off.

    Just enjoy writing about what you want, when you want!!


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