Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Why I Can't Write...And What I'm Going To Do About It

     My dive back into this blog that began early in the year, came to an abrupt halt this Spring. I have had no shortage of things to write about. There has been no shortage of topics I desired to weigh into with my insight. There has been no shortage of time, save for a few weeks of travel at the beginning of summer and at the end. Regardless, I found myself avoiding the blog and setting the topics at hand into the back of my mind. They have sat there quietly, simmering and being added to over the past several months.

     At last, several posts on Facebook and an article addressing the lack of quality, literary writers in Evangelicalism have made me evaluate what it was, exactly, that kept me from writing. The realization I have come to is my hesitation to write what I truly think on several currently hot topics is keeping me from writing at all. Sure, there are other topics I could write about without delving into controversial subject matter, and no doubt, some of that writing is going to fill the pages of this blog, however, I have discovered if I do not write about the things that burn deeply inside me, I have little interest in writing about the more surface subjects. So, I don't write.

     I need that to change. So what am I going to do about it? I am glad you asked. I am going to do what I promised to do when I re-started this blog. I am going to dive headlong into whatever topics I find interesting enough to write about. My thoughts are not conventional nor will they be popular. Or at least I do not think they will be. Maybe I will find that more people than just my shadow hold the same views as I do. But I will never find out if I do not write. So that is what I am going to endeavor to do.