Monday, July 6, 2009


Belinda here.

One of my FB friends posted this on Saturday. She was getting ready to run the Peachtree Road race.

Those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.
Isaiah 40:31

This verse is a great verse for everyone. Think of this no matter what task you take on, no matter what situation is happening. God is a great encourager!

As writers I think we sometimes wonder if we're ever going to finish that project. Especially if we are unpubbed. We have no deadline unless it is self imposed. Since we have no deadline we have to have something--Let's call it determination.

I know several people who ran the Peachtree Road Race on the 4th here in Atlanta. No one made them get up early. No one made them train to get ready for the race. They were determined to do it and they did.

So us writers with no deadlines are the same way.And probably some with deadlines too!) Runners and writers have something in common. A love of what they're doing. It's sometimes our biggest nemesis, but it's also our biggest reward.

I know there are people reading this who don't run or write and you have your own battles. We'd love to hear about things you've "soared" through with nothing but determination driving you.


  1. Great post! As a writer working alone at home (and yes, under deadline), it's easy to feel discouraged, to feel as if I have to spin or drag or scrape every thought and word from inside myself when in fact I'm really never alone and my creativity comes from the ultimate Creator.

    Sometimes I just need reminding. ;)

  2. Great post. As a runner/biker/writer...I know a little about determination.

    It's God given. I truly believe that. Okay, well, maybe a little genetics (my dad was a marathon runner as I grew up...).

    But, I really think that if I quiet myself, ask God what he wants me to do, and follow His lead....determination falls into place, just where it's needed.

    I know, sounds corny...but I really believe that. It's not always convenient following His lead, but I try to do my best.

    I'm still on unpubbed island, and I may never get a raft inland, but, if He still puts stories in my brain, I will write. :-)

    Great post today.

  3. Virginia!! Hi there!! Writing is a lonely job sometimes, but girl, we all enjoy everything you write. And yes, our words do come from the Creator. And I say He creates VERY well with you.

  4. Lynn,
    I keep telling my dh I want to ride bikes!! Really, your posts and FB tidbits about your rides are amazing and inspiring.
    And you never sound corny--you are stating the truth.
    Thanks for coming by. I look forward to hearing about your next ride.

  5. Sometimes I feel like it takes pure determination just to get through my days, but of course, most of my days are spent at work--someplace else, not writing what I want to write. But I keep hoping that will change.

  6. Jenn,
    It's still determination! And you are pushing through to get to what you desire to do. You'll get are well on your way.