Joining my Five Minute Friday girls over at Lisa Jo’s again! One prompt, five minutes, no edits! Come join the fun!
Some days, the words run dry. Some days it seems like there’s no point in sharing the story or the message, because some times it seems like no one is watching. No one is paying attention. And while you write because you need to, because it feels like breathing, you write so that the words will be read. Each syllable has meaning. Each comma and period is specially placed. Each sentence carries away a piece of your heart to the outside world and you wonder-what will they think?
Will they understand? Where will the judgement fall? And most of all, is it worth it? Am I writing for me, or for him? Am I fulfilling what I’m called to do, or merely a self-serving need. And you get stuck. Stuck waiting for the comments like they’re manna in the desert. Stuck in that waiting place for the reviews to roll in, and the books to roll out. Stuck. Waiting. And wondering. Why is the story in your heart if no one reads it? Why be so vulnerable, your soul on a page, if the page is left out and ignored?
Because maybe, just maybe, someday, some one will need the words. Maybe, just maybe, someday he’ll speak through the pages to the heart of another. And then, it will all have been worth it.