Spiritual Journey Thursday we are discussing Justin's One Little Word (Blind) FAITH. Please join us!
Writing is an act if faith. One word by one word by one word, we put them on the page without ever knowing where they will take us.
Remember E.L. Doctorow's quote?
And yet we angst about all we cannot see, how far we have yet to go, all the storms and monsters that surely await.
Faith is putting the next word down and the next. We learn to believe in the process, not the outcome. We learn the joy is in the getting there, not "The End."
It's not always easy. There are days when I think it's not EVER easy. But I still show up at the page.
Just like any other spiritual practice, routine helps.
I still have fears -- am I wasting my time? what if no one likes it? what am I doing? -- but these days I trust that NO time is wasted, if I am doing what I love. What matters is that *I* like it. I'm doing exactly what I am meant to be doing.
Looking forward to everyone else's thoughts!
p.s. I love writing in the early mornings, before there's light, when no one else is awake. So, really, I write in the dark pretty much all the time. :)