ON WRITING

Thank you, dear readers, for faithfully following my blog or even for looking occasionally to see what I’ve posted. Many thanks go to those of you who comment.

One of the hardest things I’ve ever done is expose my writing efforts to other people. All writers are terrified of rejection.

Essentially, the writer says to the reader, “After hours of writing, rewriting, cutting and pasting, using the dictionary and thesaurus, checking and rechecking facts, doing endless proofreading, sweating bullets, and chewing my nails, I present this writing effort for your evaluation. Please be kind.”

But, regardless of the reception the piece receives, the writer continues to write. She must. She knows within each new piece lies the germ of an idea waiting to be discovered and developed. Often, the writer doesn’t know what she is looking for until she finds it. But when she does, writing becomes pure joy.

My good husband Dan very kindly allows me to share our conversations and experiences within my blog posts. Even though he and I wrangle over incidentals, he remains the best man I know. I never want to show him in a bad light. Usually, when I write about Dan and me, I am illustrating how difficult it is to communicate well, even in good marriages like ours.

I am honored that The Upper Room (www.upperroom.org) has chosen to publish one of my devotional pieces in its March/April 2018 issue. My article will also be featured on its website on March 2, 2018. I invite you to log on to the website on that date, read my article, and consider signing up to receive daily devotionals online from The Upper Room. I find them to be encouraging and insightful.

If you enjoy reading my blog, the highest compliment you can give me is to share it with a friend.

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22 thoughts on “ON WRITING”

    1. You could add, “I gave her much fodder for her funny stories!”

      Who was it who walked around half a day with a red circle on his forehead because he wore a suction cup arrow there a bit too long?

  1. Congratulations, Debbie! Your posts touch at the heart of the human condition. Thanks to Dan for allowing us to see into your lives. I’m including a quote we keep on the refrigerator. We seem to experience this issue quite often!

    The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. George Bernard Shaw

  2. Congratulations, I’m so happy for you. Your writing always gives me joy or encouragement, sometimes both in the same article. Now you can be a light in many more lives.

  3. That’s great Debbie! You bring smiles and laughter to me and I am sure you will touch lots of people in many ways with this new opportunity

  4. Debbie, you have piqued my interest and curiosity. I will be logging in to the website on March 2 to check it out. Lest I forget (as we have both talked about this aging malady), I have put a reminder in my phone! Thank you for sharing your talent and gift of writing with all of us!

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