Monday, April 2, 2012

B is for Beliefs

I have put aside my old book. It's done with. Over. Finished.  

I liked it, but a few days ago as I was typing, I thought: What is the purpose of this book? What are the morals I'm trying to show my readers? What will they gain from it? Does the light of Christ shine through it? 

I am, as I have stated before, a Christian. And I want Christ to shine in everything I do... and it wasn't in my book. So, I'm starting a  new one! It's called (drum-roll, please....).... 

The Un-Spoken! 

I'm going to be posting excerpts of it as I write, and all critiques are highly appreciated.  

But the tea only lasted so long. There are times in life to delay, and there are others when you have to get up and deal with the situation that life has given you. Realizing the truth, Emily took her empty Styrofoam cup and hurled it at the door, only to regret it seconds later.

She clenched her teeth as tears began to pour out of her eyes. Why was this happening to her? She was a good person, was she not? 

The nurse knocked softly on the door. “Emily, honey, can I come in?”

Emily’s response was barely audible. “Yes.”  

The nurse approached Emily’s chair with care. “Have you made your decision yet, sweet-heart?”

Emily nodded.
            "Then let's talk...."  

Now, I'm writing with a purpose again--and I couldn't be happier with my decision. Writing is so much easier when you actually believe it yourself. 

Have you ever had a time when you felt that your writing lacked purpose? What did you do in response? Tell me in the comments!



  1. I had a realization that my book had no purpose a while back. What I did was, I sat down and thought similar to what you did. What is the purpose? Will it have a story worthy of being read? And where is Christ in it all?
    I decided to rewrite the whole thing, plot and all. All my characters changed in an instance, and the story-line was totally transformed. I actually love it now, compared to before when I tried to hide it from my siblings!
    Keep up the good work!

  2. I've been writing for some time now although I just started blogging in August 2011. I'm unsure of who, what, and why of my writing on a regular basis. How do I overcome this? I have a mentor and many other encouragers as well as my faith that gets me through.

    Horst Peters
    my blog:

    You might get a kick out of my spin on Luke 8: 22-25 at

  3. The best writing comes from the heart, and if the author doesn't know the purpose then who will? Nice post.

    Nice to meet you, and welcome to the Challenge!

    A to Z Challenge Host