Thursday, February 12, 2009

Writing Day

I was informed last week by the powers that rule my work-life that all meetings scheduled for today were going to (Unfortunately. Haha, if only they knew.) be canceled. There are a lot of things I could do with a suddenly free day, but I determined to set aside Thursday, February 12, 2009 as a writing day. I planned to sit at my computer for at least four hours and write.

Of course, I needed a project. (On Tuesday, I sent a requested project to Discipleship Journal. --Please pray that they love it.--So it's time for a new project.)

Last night, I made a list of possible writing projects and determined that today I would write. I would not give in to writer's block or writer's inadequacy that usually plague me. I would write and write and write.

At 7:45 AM my daughter left for school, I poured myself a cup of coffee and approached the computer.

At 7:46AM the lights flickered and flickered and went out. When I called to report the outage, I learned that due to high winds power lines everywhere were falling. I faced a powerless day.

Only a fellow writer can understand the self-control that I had to exercise not to tantrum excessively. Well, actually not self-control, but prayer--fervent prayer. And God graced me with a better attitude. I found a pen and some lined paper and started to scrawl. An hour later the lights came back on and now I can write...

How would you spend a writing day?