Did you know writers aren’t perfect?
We have real lives with real troubles.
Sometimes real life bleeds into writing–or at the moment, it prevents me from writing.
I’d like to say that since my surgery that I’ve jumped back into creating stories without any trouble. But I can’t because I haven’t.
And it makes me sad.
I love writing. I love the accomplishment of finishing a story. And I can honestly admit that I enjoy it when readers like what I’ve written.
I wish I could post here today about a new novella I have coming out. But I can’t because I don’t.
And it makes me sad.
I have written less than 10,000 words in the last TWO MONTHS! I know I can do that amount in one day because I did so at the beginning of the year.
But this is real life. I don’t live in the story worlds I create. Even when I give my characters problems, the answer comes quickly or so it seems–it has to, or you, the reader, wouldn’t keep reading. In the real world, answers take a while. Sometimes a LONG time.
And that also makes me sad.
I love story. I want to write. I just don’t have the concentration, energy, or whatever to sit down and get it done. I’m easily distracted. squirrel
I’m not even reading very much. <– Yep, it makes me sad, too.
I know God has a plan for me and my writing. I just have to calm my impatient self down and wait. I have to say to myself, much like the psalmist did, “What’s wrong with you? Why are you all sad and uptight? Keep your hope in God; keep on praising him, for he’s the only answer and the only God.” (Ps. 42:11, Ginger paraphrase)
Would you pray for me? That as I wait for this next season–for surely something great will come from this fire (that’s what it feels like)–I will do so with expectancy. I want to be ready for new stories and a deeper intimacy with God.
I’d also like to pray for you. Because I KNOW that my life is not the only one with trouble and turmoil. If you’d rather not write your prayer request in the comments, please feel free to e-mail me at ginger(dot)solomon(at)gingersolomon(dot)com. I will pray for you at least once, and even more if God continues to bring your situation to mind.
Many blessings for you and yours as you celebrate this holiday season. See you after Christmas. :D