Five Minute Friday – “Write”

I’ve been reading WisdomfromaFather’s Friday posts for a while now and thought the idea of Five minute writings was neat. So here I am joining hundreds of others in Five Minute Fridays started by Lisa-Jo Baker. The key is to write for five minutes based on Lisa-Jo’s prompt “No extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation. Unscripted. Unedited. Real.”

So here goes: “Write”

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Super excited to participate in this writing journey with so many others.

So to begin, like so many others writing has been a part of my life since grade school at least (outside of school that is). However, as I revert back to those days, my writing was a mixture of love notes and venting. As I’ve grown however, my writing has become more positive and at many times the way that I release what I truly feel. I tend to write what I want to say better than I can speak it.

So I actually love to write and actually took the time to write my first book last year. That was interesting in itself.

But one thing I’ve learned about writing is not to force anything, to just let the words flow. So often time’s things come to me to write about and I don’t know where to start, so I tend to turn on K-love or listen to similar praise and worship songs, sit still for a while and just let the words flow that way. Truly heartfelt.

p.s. my five minutes is up, but can I admit that this will prove to be helpful in more ways than one. My OCD tendencies are kicking in at high speed to go back and clean up what I’ve written (hence one reason I write what I feel better, change it till it’s right). Day-by-day I learn that I don’t have to be perfect at everything. And that it’s okay to show I’m a human that makes mistakes. 🙂

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