The attack du jour is distraction by other good things.   In a fit of irony, in the last two weeks I’ve counseled two of my friends to watch out for being distracted away from mission by good things – if the good things aren’t part of your mission, you can’t afford to let yourself get pulled away.   Then I let the same thing happen to myself, had to give myself the same speech, and then Pastor Dan covered it as part of his sermon last night.


I put about another 3K words down this weekend, after giving myself a stern talking to, and after I get these words out of my head, I’m back to work.   I’m at about 32,500 words now… goal at 50-80K.

Et voila!  I have something to write about today.   Thank you, God.  Off to write a personal modesty assessment.

If you’re one of my buddies and want to read a bit of the book, just drop me a line and I’ll send you a section to throw things at.


2 thoughts on “Distractions

  1. Elspeth

    This is a huge problem for me. But then, I am wondering if it is so much distraction as whether or not I am supposed to even be writing the book at all. My life is so crowded.

    Pray with me for insight and wisdom and we’ll see.

    1. hearthie Post author

      Absolutely. You know, it doesn’t really take that many minutes to pour out as much writing as will pour out before your brain feels all sore and bruised. Timewise.


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