ramble,  writing

Rough Week

I’ll be perfectly honest with you. The words aren’t popping onto the screen this morning. This is my first day back to blogging in a week due to issues with my website hosts. In fact, I still don’t have a front page. Hopefully that will be back soon.


But it’s not the downed site or the lack of blogging that’s holding up my thoughts.


We’ve had a rough week here. The really rough with deep hurts kind of week. That kind that makes you feel like your can’t possibly take another step, and you’re begging God just to hold you up.


I can’t seem to concentrate on my story or focus my mind long enough to put together a scene. Tomorrow is the first day of Nanowrimo. Never before have I doubted my ability to reach that 50,000 word goal. I don’t know. This year may be a real challenge.


In so many ways, I’ve been paralyzed. I thought back to the ACFW conference and remembered that class I thought would be interesting but didn’t take. “Writing Through Adversity”seemed optional at the time. Oh how I wish I’d have taken that. I think I’ll look into purchasing the audio.


The truth is, we’re all going to face hard times. There’s no avoiding that reality, but what do we do in the midst of our troubles? I think the answer to that question defines us more the trials we face.


Thanks for listening. In a small way, I feel better for having typed the words onto the screen. One of my favorite movie quotes comes from Gone with the Wind. Scarlett O’hara, in her wispy way, looks out into the future and says, “Tomorrow I’ll think of some way . . . after all, tomorrow is another day.”


And maybe tomorrow will bring joys that I can’t imagine right now.


I pray that you recognize a special blessing today!





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.


  • Grandma

    Sometimes writing something down on paper actually clarifies where you should place your focus. It also helps, in this instance, to remind us all to ask for that special guidance only God can provide!

    What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.” ~ Richard Bach

    Love ya!

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