Wednesday, April 22, 2009

A Shout Out to my Writer Friends!

So I was sitting in my writing group yesterday having a wonderful time. I belong to Words for the Journey Christian Writers Guild which meets in Parker, Colorado every Tuesday. I love being a part of this group of fabulous people who love Jesus and words - in that order.

As I sat amongst those writers, the following came to me. A little shout out to all my fellow writers out there. As someone wonderful told me, "Keep your head in the clouds and your fingers on the keypad!"

The Writer's Beautitudes

Blessed is the writer who sits amongst fellow wordsmiths, sharpening their craft.

Blessed is the writer who attends conferences and seeks to be better, one day at a time.

Blessed is the writer who grapples with grammar and wrestles with words.

Blessed is the writer who reads voraciously.

Blessed is the writer who accepts critique with a humble heart, understanding that iron sharpens iron.

Blessed is the writer who dreams big, amazing technicolor dreams!

Blessed is the writer who cheers on other writers, chunking jealousy to the curb where it belongs.

Blessed is the writer who opens rejection emails and letters, only to persevere, persevere and persevere!

Blessed is the writer who prays to the Author of All first and then sets about creating.

Blessed am I to be among the wonderful lot who call themselves writers!


smithsk said...

Blessed be this blog, for it is truly a blessing!

Megan DiMaria said...

Wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

Cheryl Barker said...

Love this, Robbie! You hit the nail on the head time and again. I learned a new word for persevere from one of my southern friends last week -- persedangvere. Love it :)

So glad you visited my blog tonight and joined in the fun. In case you don't check back for follow-up comments, here is what I wrote back to you just now:

Robbie, glad you've liked Life Notes! And no, I don't Twitter yet. I am technologically challenged :) and each new thing I try is a huge step. I've managed to navigate blogging and Facebook -- maybe Twitter will be next :) If I work up the gumption, I'll find you :)

Rebeca said...

Blessed are those who lovingly encourage writers as well :).

Thanks, Robbie.