Friday, 20 February 2015

Writer's Block by Susan L.

  It's frustrating when something that usually comes so easily eludes my finger tips. I tried writing the column yesterday but had no success. Maybe it's because I'm trying to force the writing. That never works anyways. Like the art, it's something that needs to flow through me. So technically it isn't a block, its more of an ego getting in the way.
  It's taken practice to learn how to set myself and my own agenda aside but the old take control ways pop up every once in a while. I'll have another go at it today only this time try and let my Lord do the talking! It is so much easier when the process of writing, or drawing, becomes a living, organic thing with a mind and purpose of its own. All I do is put the results down on paper.
  Maybe I need to rethink the "spring cleaning" theme. Or not. I won't know until I sit down in front of my work laptop. I am open to changing it if that's what is needed.
  To You be the glory, my Lord!
  Forgive my pride.
  "I acknowledged my sin to You, and my iniquity I have not hidden. I said, " I will confess my transgressions to the Lord," and You forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah." Ps 32:5


  1. Perhaps you could go from the angle of Spring Cleaning's beginnings. It is tied into Jewish traditions. Might be an interesting avenue. Or perhaps the evolution of cleaning products or equipment. Or the changes on who cleans and the social status through the ages. I only forward a few ideas as I know what is it like to try and come up with stuff under pressure and with a cold. Everything seems to be bouncing around cotton batten. :)

  2. Thanks for the ideas but the column is focused on mental health. The moment I stopped trying so hard to write the thing, it poured out. God is good!