Friday, November 22, 2013

What You SHOULD Be Doing

Sometimes, what you should be doing is writing. Let's be honest. I'm probably not the only one who spends time on facebook when I should be typing away on my work-in-progress. Sometimes we're wasting time, being insecure, or not writing for another bad reason.

If that's you, you already know what to do. =) Go write! Whatever your "bad" excuse is, let it go, make some coffee (or tea) and go get some word count!

But some of you keep beating yourselves up for no reason (not thinking of anyone in particular, just saying I've done it, so I'm guessing chances are good that someone here has). You keep telling yourself you should be writing. But this is a busy season for you. And some of that time, if God has called you to be a writer, then you should be writing.

But I think knowing when to write, having the discernment to know when to close the computer, is something we need to learn more about. I've been learning that this week. This week, there were things I needed to do more than I needed to write.

This Week I Needed:

To spend time with God, talk to Him like He's involved in my life and not just skim His Word so I can check it off my list.

To remember that my husband is not last on the list of people/things that need my attention. After God, He should be first.

To clean my kitchen and learn how to love cooking for my family.

To talk in baby-talk to my one year old.

To read to my three year old.

To do yoga.

To smile at funny little things throughout the day and remember that I'm very blessed.

I didn't get much writing done. This has been nagging me all week, really, really bothering me. But you know what I realized today, what I want you to realize today?

It. Is. Okay.

Writing is important. This is a writing blog. We wouldn't write if we didn't think writing was important.

But there are things that are more important.

How was your week? Did you get a lot of writing done, or was this an "other things" kind of week for you?


  1. I did get a lot of writing done. Besides finishing my historical-fiction novel, I've been working on a soon-to-be-released novella. But, yes, other things have to come first. God comes first!

  2. What a great post. I still find myself wavering between the two extremes sometimes. There has been a lot of real life vs the writing I had planned this month for me, but in a good way. :)

  3. This balance gets SO tricky when you're under deadline. I am still trying to figure this one out for myself and my life right now! Great post.