My Writing Process

I found these questions on author Abbie Johnson Taylor’s blog. I wasn’t part of the tour, but wanted to answer the questions.

1. What am I working on?

Dissertation for my first doctorate (Msc.D, Doctor of Metaphysical Science). This “counts” not only because it’s a big undertaking that requires determination, commitment, and trust, but also because the subject is music. I’m writing songs as well, some to accompany the dissertation, and others for an album called “The Shoes we Think God Wears.”

Plus the usual, i.e. poetry, prayer/treatment, and the occasional story or article!

2. How does my work differ from others in its genre?

I don’t know. Comparison has never gotten me good results, because I’ve always judged myself short! So, I don’t do that anymore. Others’ work is their own and contains their spirit and unique resonance. My work contains mine.

3. Why do I write what I do?

I write what I reach for. In other words, when I seek comfort, love, peace, even escape, I look for God through prayer, poetry, and most of all, music. I write to bring my own awareness back to God dwelling within. It’s a form of meditation for me. The genres are just those I find most comfortable, and I know that’s no coincidence!

4. How does my writing process work?

The whole process is God-inspired and directed. For something like the dissertation, I use an outline. But even that is written through me. I receive the gift of writing the points, the aspects, the truth that comes through me. I’ve tried other, more traditional processes of writing, revising, and editing. But if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it is that God leads better than the intellect alone ever could!

I have a proof-reading process. However, the ideas and concepts always stay the same; only the presentation and some grammar may change from the first stream of consciousness draft to the final version. It’s not my process, and believe me, it’s better that way! It’s God’s process!

For more, see
What is Self-expression?

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