I don’t know exactly what happened. Somewhere in the last couple weeks I lost sight of what and why I was writing. I managed to subconsciously, and soon consciously, create all of these rules for myself on writing. It amazes me how subtly things like that can seep into your creative world.
I have spent a lot of time thinking about writing, but not actually doing it. So, last night I sat down and listed all the things I believe get in my way of writing – both external and internal reasons. There is where I found those rules I spoke about.
Rules like, if I am not writing everyday, I shouldn’t call myself a writer or the biggest one, which happens to be the truest of all my stumbling blocks:
If I am not writing a devotion or a piece of Christian writing then I shouldn’t write it.
Where did this rule come from? Who says that because God places devotion pieces on my heart, means that He doesn’t want me to write other things?
So, I have decided to throw all these “rules’ out the window – to be bold, but still prayerful; to be courageous and take some risks.
Afterall, God created us in His image. He made us creative.
I don’t know where this revelation will take me, but I hope you will come along on the journey.
“The scariest moment is just before you start” – Stephen King