Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Writer's block

Back in January I began what I refer to as "the book."

I had all this angst over issues and what I feel are troublesome trends within the church and I started writing about it, just to get it out of my system.

I wrote 5 chapters regarding personal holiness, adoption, orphan care and social justice, modern idolatry and class warfare within the church.

Yeah, just a few light topics.  I was on fire about them a few months ago and have just reread the chapters, making a couple of small additions, but I can't seem to write any more!

So...I wonder what to do with it.  I don't have the first clue how to really write a book.  I love to read them, lots of them!  But when it comes to sitting down and hammering it out, it seems that there are so many books already written that confirm what I have felt God saying to me that it would be redundant to add another to the mix.

I also know my own faults and hesitate to "preach" because of them.

This blog has always been kind of a happy place for me.   I want to encourage women in their mothering, in loving their families and walking with God.  That is also my heart's desire for this book, but I am very aware that it could be a bit controversial.  Am I ready to put it out there and face backlash?

Or would anyone even care?

So, will you pray for me to have wisdom in this?  Whatever I do, I want it to be for the glory of God.

2 comments:

  1. Sometimes, my friend, speaking truth, even controversial truth, IS encouraging women in their mothering, loving their families, and walking with God. One thing I've always appreciated about you is your willingness to speak truth and, at the very same time, be encouraging to me.

    ReplyDelete

Let's keep the conversation going...