"" Writer's Wanderings: Sunday Worship Thoughts - God's Laughter

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sunday Worship Thoughts - God's Laughter


This week has been a bottom-in-the-chair-fingers-on-the-keyboard kind of week. While it has been said that you should write the first draft of your novel straight through to the end without looking back and editing, I find that the editor in me keeps wanting to fix what I've just written. I go back and find the -ing words and make them stronger action verbs, eliminate the unnecessary -ly words, and see if there isn't a better way to say something without a "was" or "were" in the sentence. It all takes time and slows the process but it's a tough habit to break.

While I was praying one day this week during devotion time, I found myself editing my words. I wanted to make them just right. Habits tend to invade other areas of life. When I realized what I was doing, I stopped. For just an instant, I thought I heard a chuckle. God must have enjoyed my discovery. After all He is Father, and as children of His, I'm sure we contribute much to his laughter.

1 comment:

Caroline said...

I do that too. :) The best thing I've done is join Noveltrack w/ACFW. I wanted to reach my goal, so had to keep writing. Hard for me, but did it.

cb
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