|Soaring on Wings Like Eagles|
I've been waiting on the Lord this past week in regard to my writing. I took a total break. I didn't write, I didn't think about writing, I didn't allow my mind to follow trails of ideas down their imaginative tracks. I just rested.
It was really nice. It was also amazing to see how many times my mind wanted to wander over and "worry" over what I was going to write about, how I was going to make money at this, and how I was going to find work. Thankfully, after a few days of cutting those thoughts off at their inception, this stream of anxiety slowed to a mere trickle.
|We Wait Upon the Lord|
The other part of my process I struggle with is what to write about. I have such a broad base of specialized and generalized knowledge in my mind. I'm fascinated by nearly every topic I come up with, but many of them just aren't article-worthy ideas. It has been so hard for me to narrow down and focus and have the confidence that the topic I'm going to write about is relevant to others and will pay off.
Once again, this week of rest has given me a tremendous amount of peace, and yesterday (the day my rest ended) I got an e-mail for a new project. It's a work of fiction written by a dear friend of mine. I get to read, ponder, experience, and edit it for him over the next year with the hope that together we can make a dream of his come true. Then, this morning I woke up after a dream filled with hope and wonder and realized that out of that dream came an interesting, relevant, and inspiring topic for me to write about.
This means that during the day my mind will be completely free to work on the ideas I already have! I'm so glad I rested from my labors this past week, and I'm so glad to be writing again this week!