Monday, November 28, 2011

Writing the Season

 Out of curiosity: who is gleaning sights, sounds and smells for a Christmas novella...and who is just enjoying the season?

Writing is such an introspective task. You can concentrate on your WIP while driving, cooking, brushing your teeth...worshiping. Although, sometimes plots and characters hijack life so every event in your day, and nearly every thought begin to apply.

There is a season where this is a necessary for planning/plotting--but who wants to serve or worship their work?

How do you purposefully pull back, or refrain from allowing the joy of writing to take over another season?

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.

1 comment:

Patricia PacJac Carroll said...

I think maybe as a SOTP writer, it's easier to enjoy the moment. The new season.