Day 10. I have been writing a minimum of 500 words a day for the last nine days. Really there hasn’t been a day yet that has been under 600 words. And that is just what I am recording here. On top of that, i’ve been writing sermons and Bible studies on top of my 500 word challenge. For example, I wrote over 1,000 words for a blog post yesterday, and then wrote my sermon outline that I had been thinking through all week. That outline ended up being almost 1,000 words as well.
I’ve confirmed something through these last nine days (ten including today) that I have said for a long time. I love writing. This is the first time that I have been able to be this disciplined writing, however, and I am finding that I love it even more than I thought. There have unexpected things that came up (you can read about that here) that in the past would have caused me not to make the time to write. Yet, I have written every day (if you look through my website, you might say there is a day missing; I wrote that day, but kept that writing private), even when it wasn’t easy or convenient.
So, why do I write? Better yet, why do I love the process of writing? That’s part of it. It’s a process. I love getting my thoughts out there. Thinking through an issue and formulating a response to it is actually soothing to me. And it’s addictive. I also love having the possibility of speaking into someone’s life and helping them through a problem. That’s why I write mostly about Christianity and trying to better our relationships with Jesus and one another.
I love it as well because it helps me learn and understand things better for myself. Think about it. When you are teaching someone else how to do something, or how to understand something, you learn more as you are trying to teach them. If you don’t understand something, how can you teach someone else to do something.
As much as I love it, there are things that are difficult and/or frustrating. It can be time consuming, especially when you don’t have a whole lot of motivation at the time you are trying to write. There are so many grammar rules that can make things complicated and frustrating, especially when you have been out of high school/college English and writing classes as long as I have. When my writing starts flowing, I can really get bogged down if I concern myself too much with the grammar side of things.
Sometimes the most frustrating thing about writing for me is actually coming up with a topic to actually write about. That is one of the reasons I haven’t pursued writing a book in the past. That’s one of the main reasons that I haven’t been as consistent in my blogging as I would like to be. And that is the MAIN reason I am writing this post today.
I need your help. I want to know what some topics related to being a Christ follower that you would like me to write about. Give me some ideas. I have a few topics in mind for the next few days, and I am committed to reading more as well, so that will also give me ideas for the future. But I want to write about things that you want to know about as well.
So what questions do you have? Is there something that you are struggling with, and want to see a different perspective on it? Do you have questions about scripture or doctrine? Are you a non-believer at this point, but are curious and want to know what following Jesus is really all about? Comment on this post, or click here to contact me if you’d rather ask your question in private.
Disclaimer: I am not guaranteeing that I will be able to answer, or attempt to answer every question. There is the possibility I respond to your question privately as well. If there is a question or topic that I do not feel comfortable writing about, I will contact you privately as well to inform you of my decision.