"For skillful and godly Wisdom is better than rubies or pearls,
and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared with it." Proverbs 8:11 Amplified

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

I Have an Addiction


I’m on a high, writing, learning craft, writing, learning craft. Going to writing workshops, seminars, writer’s guild meetings, fellowship with other writers. I love this lifestyle. Runners get a high from running, when a writer is writing the adrenaline flowing can be addictive, a good addictive.

I challenged myself in my last blog to set a goal for my writing. I haven’t gotten as far as I would like but I am working at it. Taking a huge step in the right direction.

Today, like many of the wonderful summer days we are experiencing, I am sitting on my deck working on my craft.

This is what things typically look like:

notebook, mechanical pencil (my favorite writing instrument, I have them all over the house. Sam’s Club sells them in bulk),


cup of tea,


writing books,


 reading glasses (does anyone else need these?),


my camera

and my Netbook or my laptop spread out on the table. The umbrella on the table is up to block out the scorching sun or I couldn’t sit out here.

My companion Sammy remains close by.


Occasionally I have to stop to take a picture of the wildlife around me.
Two precious fawns grabbed my attention.


Like many writer’s I struggle with not trusting my writing. If it all depended on me I should be worried but God says write and He will provide the inspiration to make it into something worthwhile. My job is to show up daily and see what He drops into my spirit for that day. It may be to add to my story, maybe to write a blog or perhaps I need to read one of my many
books on the craft of writing.

It is all a part of this business called writing, and I LOVE IT.

“When I am writing I am doing the thing I was meant to do.” Anne Sexton





5 comments:

Robbie Iobst said...

I LOVE this post! You have a wonderful environment for writing! And I love the title - I have an addiction! :0) Me, too, friend - ME TOO! :0)

Denise Miller Holmes said...

I'm not sure most people can understand this addiction, but I certainly can! I am impressed with your dedication to the craft, Diane. You are a good writer who is on her way to being a stupendous writer. I'm not sure we ever arrive, but to be in consistent improvement is so fun and satisfying! Keep on keeping on! (Enjoyed you at the seminar last night!)

Megan DiMaria said...

Your life looks lovely, and you were spot on when you said writers get a high from writing. I'd never thought of it, but that's true!

boldnfree said...

I looks like you have a wonderful oasis in which to write.

tiffany @tea w tiffany said...

:) This post makes this writer happy. Love all the images of your writing addiction. Keep on writing and live for His pleasure.