What does every writer need?


I know you’re expecting some deep thoughts to follow that statement, but I’m not talking about that kind of vision. Sure, creative vision is a real plus, but so is the blessing of sight. As it turns out, my eyes weren’t as excited about Nanowrimo as my mind. The result was strained eyes, migraines, increased loss of distance vision, and a few wild dizzy spells.

My writing has been slowed but my creative vision is still very much in tact, and now with my nifty new glasses, I’m back at the keyboard.

So, what’s next?

I’m finishing up the Nanowrimo manuscript and running it, piece by piece, through my very patient critique group. I’m also working on a few articles to submit to magazines, and doing the polish work on my Genesis contest entries.

Of course, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that there are many talented writers who are blind or have impaired vision. With advances in technology, a writer can actually use software to translate their spoken words and transfer them onto the computer screen. Amazing.

Thanks for reading, and enjoy the glimpses of the coming spring!


Christina Suzann Nelson is an inspirational speaker and award-winning author of six books, including More Than We Remember, What Happens Next, and the Christy Award-winning The Way It Should Be. She is the mother of six children and is passionate about helping others find hope after trauma.

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