A (Somewhat Professional) Writer’s Dilemma

I had a couple of conversations this past week with friends of mine who love to write and are quite talented, and both conversations wandered toward a similar path: talented people who love to write don’t seem to find the time to write enough.

I’m privileged to have a forum where I get to share my thoughts, opinions, and observations for thousands to read roughly once a week, and I get paid a little for it. I absolutely love what I do, and it’s a gig I wouldn’t trade for the world. But the dilemma I find myself in is this: between writing assignments and working a full-time job, I don’t make enough time to write for the sheer pleasure of writing.

I’ve been given this talent from God…I need to write more for His glory.

I love what I do…I need to write more for my own enjoyment and satisfaction.

I need to make a commitment to expanding my creativity, to stretching my talent, to enjoying writing beyond what I get paid for.

Hopefully as a result of all this soul searching, you’ll see more from this website. Of course I’ll continue to share my posts from PJMedia and any other pieces that get published, but I also want to write “just because.”

After all, what good is a gift if I don’t use it to its fullest?

One thought on “A (Somewhat Professional) Writer’s Dilemma

  1. You can certainly see your skills within the paintings you write. The world hopes for even more passionate writers such as you who aren’t afraid to say how they believe. Always go after your heart. “The most profound joy has more of gravity than of gaiety in it.” by Michel de Montaigne.

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