Writing: Are We There Yet?


Trust in the LORD with all your heart 
and lean not on your own understanding; 
in all your ways acknowledge him, 
and he will direct your paths.  Proverbs 3, 5-6

The first book is finished and published but soon euphoria gives way to doubt.  What is next?

You make the New York Times Best Seller List.  Can you do it again?

You celebrate a great review.  What if the next book fails?

There is a hopelessness that descends when we begin to think that anything is ever finished in this life.  

Joy in writing comes when we learn to accept the goodness in the process.  The journey of a writing life comes with growth and creativity, relationships, successes and failures.  It is about  the long haul.

It is about the road – not the destination.

Enjoy this day of writing.

Laurie and Betsy

The Writing Sisters

“This life therefore is not righteousness, but growth in righteousness,

not health, but healing,

not being, but becoming,

not rest, but exercise.

We are not yet what we shall be, but we are growing toward it,

the process is not yet finished, but it is going on,

this is not the end, but it is the road.

All does not yet gleam in glory, but all is being purified.”

Martin Luther


0 comment on Writing: Are We There Yet?

  1. Caddo Veil
    January 9, 2013 at 2:46 pm (8 years ago)

    What a wonderful post, Sisters! “Growth in righteousness”–that is Grace, certainly, which makes “all things” do-able, in/through/for Him. Thank you so much for this encouragement today–God bless you abundantly–love, sis Caddo

  2. Debbie
    January 9, 2013 at 10:49 pm (8 years ago)

    Thank you for encouraging us not to give in to hopelessness .. in our writing or our faith! Great Martin Luther quote! God bless you!

  3. lvsrao
    January 11, 2013 at 1:03 am (8 years ago)

    Really Wonderful Post. The lines of Martin Luther quoted are Inspiring and encouraging to the aspirants.
    The art of writing brings together Creativity, Intelligence, approach and word-power.
    BLESSED — Sisters!

  4. joseyphina
    January 13, 2013 at 2:39 pm (8 years ago)

    Great read! Thanks for sharing!


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