Further Pondering in Progress
Aim. Restoration. Comfort. Agree. Peace.
The words of 2 Corinthians 13:11 (The English Standard Version still says it best in my opinion) continue to nestle their way down into me. There aren’t any new insights into it from me to you, but if you have seen something or are pondering something in regards to the passage, I would love to hear it. I find a hopeful anticipation rolling around in me as I wonder how these words will look once they’ve firmly taken root and branched out.
I have also been pondering how best to grow this writing life. I have found it convenient to forego a consistent writing schedule with every shift in life, whether it be related to work, family, or whatever else catches my attention. It’s not that I’m not writing at all. It’s a case of where I know I can do better. I can be doing more. Plus, by allowing every excuse to take me away from the page, I’m missing opportunities to improve my craft. I’m thankful, then, to be a part of an online writing community headed up by Andi Cumbo-Floyd. There I am finding the right mixture of help, advice, encouragement, and tough love to do more than ponder being a writer. I also recently met in person with a fellow writer whose ideas and works-in-progress and enthusiasm continue to spark me to move forward. (She kept apologizing as she felt like she monopolized the conversation, but I loved listening to how the creative process worked for her. It was contagious in the best of ways.)
Again, I know I can do more. And that is something not merely to ponder, but to put hands and feet to as well. Pondering has its purpose, but it doesn’t help move things forward when done 24/7.
At least that is what I am finally starting to learn.