• Thoughts on Writing

    Bad Writing is Better Than No Writing

    I knew this would happen when I committed to blogging for 100 days. I just didn’t expect it to happen so soon. It’s not that I’m out of ideas, I still have plenty roaming around in my head, it’s just that I’m out of the motivation or inspiration to put them on my page. Today I am writing and publishing a blog post. It’s not a good one but it means that I am still writing, and that’s better than not writing.

  • Thoughts on Writing

    Just Keep Writing

    When I was a little girl I dreamed of reaching the world with my writing. At the time I wasn’t necessarily thinking about reaching them with the Gospel, that came later, I just wanted to be the next J.K. Rowling or Enid Blyton or Roald Dahl. When I was 16 I started moving towards that goal. I started a blog (that I have since discontinued), I wrote newsletters for my family and friends, I wrote articles that I submitted to big Christian sites, and I dabbled in writing devotionals. At the same time I never felt like non-fiction was the thing that I wanted to pursue. I wanted to write…

  • Thoughts on Writing

    Learning as a New Writer

    Today is another day where I really don’t feel like writing. This is often the case for me. I go several days of feeling pumped to write and then several days (or weeks or months) feeling like I have nothing to say and not feeling up to trying. This month I made a goal to try and write every single day and to publish more often on my blog. While sitting here thinking “I really don’t feel like writing right now”, and knowing that if I don’t write I definitely won’t have anything to publish, I made the decision to ask one of my writing friends to sprint with me.…

  • Thoughts on Writing

    I Am Afraid to Write

    Recently I have been feeling afraid to write. I have taken some steps to grow my writing. I joined Brett Harris and Jacquelle Crowe’s Young Writers Workshop for lessons on writing and a community of writers who are in the same boat as me. I have been reading articles on writing. I have even written the drafts for two articles for Reckless Abandon Ministries where I am a part of the writing team and get given a topic to write on each month. But actually sitting down and writing, my own content, on my own blog, from my own original idea… that idea has been scaring me. It’s not that…