Things I've learned from being a writer




Over the past two years of my serious writing journey, I have learned a thing or two about how my relationship with God relates to writing. I would like to share those things with you today. 
So let's get started.

1. Comparison is the enemy of progress

Whether you are working on a writing project or trying to impress your boss or just constantly wishing you could be/have/do something someone else is being/having/doing, you cannot compare yourself to that. It will destroy your progress. If it is something you really want (Like reading a really great book and wishing you could write something like that), then instead of thinking, "Why can't I do that?" "I wish I had that," or  "Why isn't my thing like that?" you could think something along the lines of, "How can I get that?" "How can my writing be like that?" and "How can I be that kind of person?" 
And even if you try and try and still don't get what you want, it's okay. As long as you are doing what God wants you to do, you are on the right track. 
One of my friends said one time, "God doesn’t care about perfection, just perseverance."
You don’t have to make sure your craft is perfect, yes you want to make sure you are doing a good job but if you are always wishing you could do something like someone else is, you aren’t really going to go anywhere fast. Just focus on what God wants you to and do it to the best of your ability.

2. What others say about you doesn't matter.

Don't listen to the criticizing remarks others have. You are who God says you are. You are not a failure, you are not a mistake, you are not an idiot, you are God's child and no one can take that away from you. 
If you have a really great idea for a story or something you really want to do, then first, before you do anything else, before you ask any of your friends their opinion, you need to ask God if it is what He wants. Then, no matter what anyone else says, even if they don't like that idea, you know that you are doing what God wants you to do.

3. You are a Work In Progress

God is not finished with you. You continue to be perfected and worked on until the day you die, and until that day, you will be God's WIP. Every sentence and every scene I edit from a manuscript is like a piece of me that God is cutting away because it does not contribute His plan for me. 
I am where God wants me to be, and if I continue to follow Him, I know that I will not be led down the wrong path. 

Well, I hoped you enjoyed that short post. Next week I'll have another book review for y'all. 
Until then, bye!

P.S. I'm wanting to start doing more book reviews but these will be a little different. Comment below your favorite fiction books, and I'll look into reviewing them!

Comments

  1. Well done Naomi! You inspire me!
    You are making an impact! Keep going!
    Here is a fiction book for you to review...
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8130077-the-screwtape-letters

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  2. I agree with each of these points! Writing has definitely been helping me grow a lot. =)

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