Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Introducing Me

Hello Everyone!

I'm Jen Waddell - facilitator of Scribe's Alley Writer's Group.
I've been journaling since 3rd grade, but have just recently begun to focus on my writing as more than a hobby.

For almost 5 years, I was a member of the creative team for Cross Current Ministries. I was part of the writing team that wrote dramas for Sunday Morning worship services.

Now, I am working on a young adult novel called, Letters to Edward. I'm currently stuck on chapter 5. I'm sure it would help to sit down and actually work through it instead of finding ways to procrastinate.

I'm the kind of writer who can't seem to just sit down and write. Once I get going, I love it, but getting started is my problem. Anyone else?


Mike said...


I fall into that same trap of not writing as much as I want. For me, I think it comes down to a few things:
believing the lie that it's "too hard"/"too much work", feeling like I have to continue working on one specific topic but not wanting to, and not seeing any positive impact of my writings.

Anyone else have similar or different "reasons"? Any suggestions on how to combat these?

Courtney said...

Yes, I agree: there often seem to be more reasons not to write--but yet, the desire, even the compulsion to do it remains! And while I believe it is worthwhile, it is hard to actually make the time to do it: like you said, what is the positive impact? Who is actually going to read this stuff, and moreso, benefit from it?

I think it often comes down to a struggle with identifying myself as a writer--with worthwhile things to say--more than the writing itself.

Cindy said...

I always seem to allow myself to get sidetracked. I think I need an accountability partner. Pretty kindergarten, I know. If I could get just one hour in a day it would really build into something.
P.S. Jen this is such a great idea, having this blog.