After attending 3 days worth of writing classes, one might assume I know much about the art of writing. Oh yes, I know that adjectives are not a good thing, they are to be used sparingly. And adverbs - oh my - you should never, ever use an adverb! You need to have a great title and keep it "fresh." Your verbs should be active, and your first sentence needs to have a hook. Yes, I am quite informed on the proper form and rules of writing.
And I am blocked! Oh how I am blocked. My free flowing easy writing style is just killed because I have too much knowledge. My brain is calling out "don't do this" and "don't forget to do that" and make sure you know your audience... and oh yes, use your real voice. I think my real voice is hoarse.
And so I take a step back, and a deep breath. I need to forget what I've learned for a moment. And write! and write! and write! And if I write something I think is worthy to be published - then, I can remember the rules and edit, and edit, and edit. But for now, I'll just write. And I hope you'll keep reading. And one day if I become a famous published author, you can say "I knew her back then!" And if I never do, then hopefully you still have a place to come visit for a chuckle, an inspiration, and a place to chat.
And so I write. Because when God is ready for me to be published, I will be. Because God rules! And rules don't.
Job 36:2 -- Wait for me a little, and I will show you that there is yet more to be said in God's behalf.
Psalm 52:9 -- I will give You thanks forever, because You have done it, And I will wait on Your name, for it is good, in the presence of Your godly ones.
Habakkuk 2:2 -- And then God answered: "Write this. Write what you see. Write it out in big block letters so that it can be read on the run. This vision-message is a witness pointing to what's coming. It aches for the coming—it can hardly wait! And it doesn't lie. If it seems slow in coming, wait. It's on its way. It will come right on time. (The Message)