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Topic: Betrayal (02/16/04)
TITLE: To Write or Not to Write - The Betrayal Question
By Donna Haug
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Monday – Betrayal huh?
Tuesday – Betrayal … hmmm. I think I’ll go read my book.
Wednesday – I have no idea where to go with this week’s theme.
Thursday - I’ve never really been betrayed. I can’t relate. I don’t have anything to say. I wonder what’s on T.V.
Friday – I could always do Judas Iscariot … but everyone will probably do that one.
Saturday – (Conversation overhead between a ‘Writerationally’ Challenged Wife and her ever-wise hubby.) WCW - “Hon, I don’t think I’m even going to write anything for this week’s Writer’s Challenge. The topic is ‘betrayal’ and I just don’t know what to write about.” Hubby – “What? You’re going to betray the Writer’s Challenge?”
Sunday – OK! OK! It’s Sunday night and my bed is calling but I just can’t betray my beloved Writer’s Challenge! Since the primitive days of the Writer’s Challenge – way back when we just wrote for fun and there were no incentives or prizes – I have not missed a single challenge if I have been close enough to a computer to participate. How could I possibly think of not throwing in my 2 cents worth! (Even if I’ll be the last article in the LONG list and everyone will be tired of reading by the time they get to mine.)
Maybe you also face days as a writer when you feel that you just don’t have anything to contribute. Some days you just seem to draw a blank. All those creative ideas seem to have gone on an extended holiday to the Caribbean somewhere and left you ‘home alone’.
I’ve been challenged by those who have been writers for a long time of the importance of writing everyday, whether we feel like it or not. We should not write just when inspiration hits us up side the head. Sometimes we need to sit down and slug through it. It’s called commitment.
Have you made a commitment to yourself and your Lord to develop your talent as a writer? Had you started out with great fervor in your new writing ministry, and then gotten bogged down when it got tough? Don’t betray your commitment. Pick up your pen. Turn on that computer. WRITE!
Join me in the ultimate Writer’s Challenge Prayer: Lord, though it’s not always fun or easy, I recommit whatever gifts and talents You have given me to You as my Master. Take what I have (such as it is) and multiply it to touch the world around me (however small that world may be) for Your sake!
(Overheard as WCW shuffles off to bed) “See, that wasn’t so hard. I feel for those poor readers – Voter Fatigue! They will either roll their eyes in my general direction or chuckle in relief for having reached the end of the list at last! …. Girl, you need to go to bed. You’re talking to yourself!”