What if we had that feeling every time we sat down to write? What if moments before we put the pen to paper we felt that all over delight? What if we couldn’t wait to discover the words that would flow from our minds onto the page?
I often forget this part of the writing experience. I brainstorm and outline and revise until the wonder is gone. I get to the point where I’m sick of what’s on the page, and I just write to meet a deadline. I forget that this is a gift—time to follow my dream. I forget how necessary it is for my health, mental and physical, to purge the stories from my thoughts to make room for more. My writing time is precious time that should be reserved for positive emotions.
Not everyone is a writer, but we are. God has given us a gift and a passion for something that not everyone has. Shouldn’t that brew up enough excitement to sit down at our keyboards? Knowing that God chose us to be the ones with a desire to turn our thoughts into pages is an honour—one I forget about way too frequently.
Lately, I haven’t had much time to write. As a new mom, my time is occupied elsewhere, so when I do have a few moments to get the words out, I feel that thrill. It’s refreshing. But more importantly, it’s an important reminder that God has given me this time.
I will rejoice and be glad in it.
Whitney Braun is a Christian romance author with five published novels. She resides near Fort St John, BC with her husband, son, and crazy cat, Nacho. Chat with her on Facebook, @authorwhitneybraun, or visit her website, authorwhitneybraun.webs.com.