Thursday, August 28, 2008

Out of the Habit

I slide in front of the keyboard and run my fingers along it's unfamiliar edges. It's been way too long...
My mind draws a blank. Words dash away into the darkness before I can grab them and make them into a complete thought. New material? First of all, I can't even conjure up an idea for a good story or blog entry. And even if I could, who would want to read it?
What about experiences? Maybe something from a long time ago, or even from this afternoon! But, no, my mind brings up nothing. Or, if it does, the little voice inside me warns that nobody will be interested in my old boring stories.
This is why PRACTICE is SO important to writing! The more you write, the more words you will use. The more words you use, the less you will forget them when you try to write! Practicing helps keep your mind open to ideas, and it quiets that ugly voice that tells you how terrible your writing is. Practice keeps you sharp. I need to practice more. I know! I'm going to do better at blogging!


Becky said...

Hey Franklin,
This late night finds me, once again, wandering around in and out of youth ministry sites. Came across your blog and wanted to encourage you to keep blogging! Your stories and thoughts are terrific!
I don't know about you, but I have found that it's much harder to blog and write if it's written for other people to read. However, if we write our own thoughts, reflections and musings,...then it's much easier and enjoyable.
Blessings to you brother.

One Observationist said...

I ditto what Becky said.

I was going to ask if you were still blogging! LOL. Glad you are back to posting.


Terrie said...

Franklin, Keep on blogging! Your words are an inspiration. I hope to read your book one day. God has given you a talent in your writing that touches people's heart with the honest emotions and reflections that you put into your blogs. Don't stop blogging and don't second guess.