Friday, May 6, 2011
I've been doing writing exercises lately. Actually, they're typing exercises.
I sit down and write for 15 minutes straight and write...without thinking too much about grammar or spelling or content or flow of thought. I just write. I have one topic I write on. I think if I do this enough I will have a book on that topic. Or at least that's the hope.
There's been several different inspirations for this but the biggest one is my two daughters.
My biological father died before I was born so I never knew him. I would've loved for him to write a book that was for his children, for me.
That's the kind of book I want to write. One that is for my children. I want it to be publishable quality, but if it doesn't get published, I will not care.
It will be about what I consider one of the most important things when it comes to living a Christian life.
Sort of a spiritual theology of living practically.
Anyway, I've only done these writing exercises three times so far and they seem to go well. I don't know that I have the discipline to do it daily, but three or for times a week is definitely possible.
I can't wait to see where this goes. Hopefully they will turn into a book my daughters can keep with them long after I have left this world.