Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Tuesday Monday Meeting: Smiles for a Runner
I have a strong faith, in me, in my writing, in my understanding that we as people are all connected to one another. That connection may be the most conventional part of my faith. Maybe what people call God. That force that moves within me, through me, and connects me to everyone else. What provides the possibility for growth and personal evolution.
You can't go far in the writing blogosphere without stumbling upon people talking about and experiencing doubts. Or bigger, experiencing a crisis of faith. Of writing faith. Am I a good enough writer? Am I strong enough to be vulnerable, and open to writing growth? Can I hear what others say about my writing and get better, stronger, and take what I need, and leave what I don't? Can I survive the rejections? Am I good enough? Will I ever be good enough? Should I give up? What if I never...?
But the thing that we forget is that in order to have faith, there must be doubts. And, that when you have doubts, you also expose your faith. So, I ask you, in this very connected world, what do your doubts tell you about the faith that you have in yourself, in your writing? How do your doubts help you understand the depth of the faith you have in your writing?
My writing goals this week include finding a balance between writing and my kids' lack of school. My youngest is home all the time now, so things will be shifting. Writing every day is a goal I'm hoping to achieve. What goals do you have this week?
If you would like to connect with other writers, check out Tina's Practice Room, our WIBIJ game (STARTING THIS WEDNESDAY AT 1:00--WOO-HOO!!), or Sheri's Graffiti Wall--an interview today with the awesomely wonderful Casey McCormick. Put your doubts aside, and just sit with your writing faith this week!