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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: The Writer's Life (05/13/10)

TITLE: The World of this Writer
By Mildred Sheldon


I cannot speak of another writerís life nor how they feel about their writing. I can only look at myself, and write from that point of view. Some people make their living as writers, and to me that would be a very difficult life to live.

I write because I enjoy putting words on paper. Does it stress me out when I run into a road block, and my mind is totally blank? Yes, I get frustrated, but in my heart I instantly holler to Jesus. Help Lord, give me clarity of mind, direct my path, help me put words down that glorifies Your leading.

I guess all writers enjoy bring stories to life, and making their characters become as real as they possibly can. To me that is a sign of an excellent writer. What their life is like I cannot say. I do not walk in their shoes.

My favorite writer is Saul, known as Paul. If you study Paulís life it was not an easy life. It was fraught with hardships such as hunger, beatings, imprisonment, and many other unpleasant happenings in his life. If that is the life of a writer than it is a hard life, and one that is willing to persevere unto the end regardless of all obstacles is someone who considers what they write important.

A writers life is filled with rejections not just once, but many times. Their manuscripts look as if they have been put through horrific battles. Notes in the margin written in red, paragraphs crossed out with short notations. When it is said, and done the manuscript looks as if it is bleeding blood from all the red ink.

Heartbreaks and heartaches is all part of a writers life until another publisher reads it, and something magical happens, they like the manuscript and see promise in getting it published.

I know many strive to become a published writer, and those people I applaud, but for me just putting down whatís in my heart is such a joy, and telling people about my God is all the payment I need.

The greatest writer is God, and His life is found in the Bible. His promises to us, His children, are beyond description. Do I readily understand all things written in the Bible? No. Iím not a theologian, but a child of God led to write whatís in my heart. Is my life difficult? At times, but hey I have a God who can move mountains, and make straight paths. To me this is a writers life, and all in all I consider my life blessed. Blessed beyond measure all because I am a Kings kid.

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Judy Wood05/20/10
It is great that God speaks through those of us who love to write about Him.
Gregory Kane05/20/10
It's certainly true that not every writer has the aim of getting his work published. Some find contentment simply in putting pen to paper and sharing their words with a few friends.
AnneRene' Capp05/21/10
You expressed your heart well and I like your optimism!
Caitlyn Meissner05/22/10
I have to holler to Jesus a lot when I'm writing. How blessed I am to know that he always answers. Thank you so much for your article. I enjoyed it.
Maria Kana Santos05/24/10
Thank you for this heart-felt written piece. I bless God for faithfully equipping every writer whose mind is stayed on Him. Keep writing to honour God. God bless you.
Bryan Rudolph06/02/10
My, . . . Mildred.

Enjoyed the clarity and simplicity of your message.

I wish you would strive . . . to be published.

Bryan R.