WHAT STOOD OUT to me about Ann Voskamp’s announcement about her next book, The Broken Way, wasn’t the book itself, though I’m sure it will be marvelous, but the line where she says she didn’t start by writing. Here’s the section:
What if brokenness — could be made into abundance?
This I began — not to write about. Not laying the way down on paper. But to simply, quietly live — wrestling the way out in my own skin, with the shards of my own busted heart.
– Ann Voskamp
I liked that. Big time. NOT to write. But to simply live.
Now you know how I feel about journals, the importance of capturing things fresh. But writing for publication, speaking? These happen best in a NO-RUSH ZONE. As does healing. Give things the time they need. Have faith the time will be made clear to you.