Friday, November 12, 2010
The Never Ending Stories
Did you ever experience the fear of not able to finish something you started?
I have ...and this blog is one of them. I've always told myself that I'm a writer. I have many experiences and I guess I don't think I would be able to lose stories to write here.
But as I've found out in this first week, it's not really a matter of lack of things to write, it's a matter of lack of faith.
Writers usually experience what you call a writer's block. There are some famous writers who would get drunk and walk around for a few minutes to get the inspiration they need. With Hemingway, he would write for at least 2 hours everyday so that he would not lose he's drive and momentum.
For me, I know I'm a writer but I'm not prolific yet and making blogs is something I just recently discovered.
I found it difficult. It's hard to write something in just a few hours, let alone five blog entries in one sitting. I fear that there would come a time I would not know where to get my topics/entries from.
But I guess as a Franciscan, the answer had been taught a long time ago. Have faith and don't forget that the great source of wisdom and knowledge would be from the Bible.
The Bible has so many books. It's practically a library and witin this library of knowledge are diverse stories whose experiences and lessons are as timely as now.
Now, I do not fear that I might lose a topic or inspiration to draw from. Just like St. Francis, all I have to do is open the Bible, read a verse and let God through the Holy Spirit move me.
As both a Franciscan and Christian, I believe that everything here is true and is forever relevant.