Saturday, February 26, 2011

Abysmal First Draft

I did something I've been wanting to do for about a week now. I ditched my math and went to a bagel shop to write. So far, so good. Moroccan Mint tea and have been keeping me company. Now I've just to concentrate and finish this scene. Here's an excerpt of a bit of what I'm writing now.

Music has a way of making your soul take to the air, pulling it up on shafts of melodies, floating it on a the updraft of a rift and soaring nearly motionless above the morning-sunshine crags of glory.

I'm giving myself full permission to write an abysmal first draft. It seems I need to coax the words out, but once they've all come, I'll begin to whale on them. It will all come in time. Oh and I've been wanting to mention that everyone should check out my updated blogroll! I've added a bunch of amazing blogs and you'll definitely want to check them out.


Listening to Phil Wickham - Hold On

247 five more minutes under warm covers
248 grace for today and bright hope for tomorrow
249 hot vanilla chai on yet another frosty morning
250 that we don't love others to get adopted into God's family, but that we love because we're adopted
251 goals
252 exhaustion that brings me to God for strength
253 the belt of truth
254 welcoming someone new to bible study
255 sitting next to my youngest sister during family worship
256 new books from the library
257 going to Dunn Bros. with my brother


  1. Going places to write is the best. <3<3 You're amazing. I've been writing a tad on Perez, in case I didn't mention it. I'm not sure where to go with it now... again. XD

  2. Hey Ruthiey, you have commented on my blog a couple times and I just want to say thank you for reading and for your encouraging words. :) I just want to say that you are a very talented writer and to encourage you to keep writing and pursuing the Lord!

  3. "the updraft of a rift". I like this.

    Stay with it, Sister.

    And thank you for your comment on my guest post at Emily's place!

    And, while I'm on a roll here, I MUST try your ginger pear bread!

  4. The belt of truth oh that sounds so profound, it has such a nice sound.
    A blogroll too, while you're a go getter aren't you?
    Absymal first draft, bah at least it helps with your craft.
    Enjoyed the read, now I have to go and feed.

  5. that is what first drafts are for...get it out...then make it pretty...know your hook (what you want to accomplish) then get all crazy in the journey to get there...

  6. I just want to say that you still have not added my blog to your blogroll. I feel rejected and hurt as a person and I think I'm going to go cry in a corner....not that I care at all... :P (love you!)