Wednesday, March 2, 2011

When you know what's ahead

March is here! The sun is shining and the birds are chirping again. Spring is around the corner. Which got me thinking.

One thing that makes the cold dreary winter days bearable (for me at least) is knowing there's an end. Spring will come and bring with it the warm sun to melt away the snow. We know the grass will turn green and buds will appear all over the trees just like they do every year at this time. With the exception of a cosmic shift or some other freaky change, that's one thing we can count on.

Imagine if we it were that way with everything in life. How much easier would it be to suffer through a diet if you knew without a doubt you'd lose those 15 lbs? Hmm, or what about knowing for certain that the book you're writing would be a NYT bestseller?

As we all know, life doesn't work that way. But faith does.

Faith - firm belief in something for which there is no proof.

Like every other human being who chooes to write, I have bad writing days and I have good writing days. When the words don't flow or I get to page 230 only to discover my main character is a total douche bag that no one connects with, faith is what keeps me going. I have faith that I'll continue to grow as a writer. Faith that writing is part of my future. It may take 6 months from now or 6 years but I have faith that I'll see one of my stories as a published book.

What are your thoughts on faith? Does it play a part in your writing?

George Michael certainly thinks so...


Becca Fitzpatrick said...

Yes, yes, and YES! I agree with this absolutely. Faith is essential for writers. I think faith is essential in every worthy endeavor :)

Great thoughts, Rebecca.

Lola Sharp said...

Yes, I agree.

And, that song is gonna be stuck in my head ALL DAY LONG.

Happy weekend,

Monica B.W. said...

Lovely post! And of course! I would have stopped writing like 2 years ago if it wasn't bc of FAITH!! :D