Do you find you really want to write more, but have trouble finding the time? Perhaps that is because you still think of writing as an avocation, a hobby, rather than a vocation, a true calling.
Those who feel they may have a religious vocation enter deliberately and prayerfully into a period of testing that vocation. As aspirants, they begin to acquire the habits that will allow them to persevere in that vocation. Shouldn’t those who feel they may have a writing vocation do the same?
Test Your Writing Vocation
Let’s take this analogy a little
In this article from the Catholic Writers Guild blog, Charlotte Ostermann touches on two ways in which making better use of our time can help us to succeed in our vocations as writers:
None of us has enough time, but we might improve considerably our approach to the time we do have. I suggest we consider
‘as Catholics,’ ‘as professionals,’ and ‘as artists’ to make the most of time . time
As Catholics, we should have regular recourse to
in ‘time out of time.’ I can’t say enough about the role of Sabbath-keeping, Liturgy, and holy leisure in the life of a Catholic artist. refreshment , critical, pivotal Essential and largely ignored. ( … Souls at Rest for more on this.) See
To see yourself as a professional writer – whether or not you make money at it – is to place your creativity and passion within the helpful boundaries of discipline, time management and deadlines. This may feel like a cramping of your style, but these constraints can actually free you to accomplish much more.
As we reach the end of one calendar year and contemplate making resolutions to do better in the next, why not resolve to make a more serious effort to test (or to
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This post originally appeared on the DFW Catholic Writers Group blog.
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