The blank page


Today I had several hours to spend writing. Oh, the longed for luxury of uninterrupted time to just dream and create. Unfortunately I have not been working out my creative muscles for the last month or so. That prompted the circumstance of staring at a blank page. For a long time. It doesn’t pay to skip writing.

Sometimes it seems as though quitting would be much easier. That is not an option. For even as I would consider the idea, my brain would still fight me- inserting people, ideas and imaginary lives. The joy comes when the first words start, awkward and wrong, then flowing into personal masterpieces. Don’t let the blank page scare you off. Even if we have to come back and stare at it day after day, one time the words will come.


About christasterken

Committed to a life of purpose. Learning to live abundantly. Embracing creativity. Questioning. Delighting in the comforts of home and family. Determining not to settle only for how things are, but how they could be. Writing is part of who I am, so I trust In God who gave the gift to show me how I can serve Him through it. That is my life…one word at a time. Psalm 89:11a“Teach me your way , O Lord, and I will walk in your truth”

One response »

  1. I love how creative and expressive you are with words – and how your blog posts are oh so relatable to us :)! Ah, the blank page :). I’ve experienced it too :).

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