Losing Momentum: Snap Out of It

A Writer's Path

by Samantha Fenton

It happens often enough: A writer taking a day or two break, which turns into a week of not writing, then two, and pretty soon your manuscript has been pushed off the table and into a drawer. Not good. Now you’ve lost all drive to work on the thing. You’re procrastinating, and have no desire to start on it again. Let me repeat: This is not good, and you know it.

It started off innocently enough. You did actually want to work on the book, but you had a lot going on. Or maybe you had hit a rut. Still, you had other things you needed to get done. You wanted to read that new book. You were to work on that hard scene tomorrow. You just took of one night because you were so tired, and you deserved one night off after all you’ve done.

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Poetry Tuesday – Always Hope

When doubts and fears are closing in,

And I feel I simply cannot win,

Let the Lord be the only portion for me,

To clear my blind eyes, so I can see,

More deeply the plans He has for my life.

We are not guaranteed no hardship or strife,

But rather than trying to demand control,

Allow God to take on that role.

Like little children, He holds us in His arms,

Protecting us, guiding us, keeping us from harm.

So when life is a struggle and you cannot cope,

Turn to God, with whom there is always hope.

03/25/13