Friday, March 12, 2010
Writing as an Act of Faith
It's always lurking there, sometimes in the background and sometimes right out in front. It's that awful fear. Am I just wasting my time? Is this even worth it? What if I never succeed?
You know what I want? Some kind of guarantee. A guarantee that all the work I have put in and will put in will eventually pay off in some way. I want to know I'm not just wasting my time. You know. I want an angel to come down from heaven and tell me I'm doing the right thing. Yeah. Not gonna happen. Sometimes (most of the time, actually) you just have to go on faith.
So that's what I'm going to do. I'm writing as an act of faith. I'm going to choose to believe that my Father in Heaven did not give me this desire and talent in vain, that my writing actually means something to someone, even if it's just to me. I'm going to believe that it matters. I'll take it on faith. Faith has never failed me.
Posted by Angie at 11:33 AM