An online devotional for writers
A man who makes a vow to the Lord or makes a pledge under oath must never break it. He must do exactly what he said he would do. (Numbers 30:2, NLT)
Do you have a writing schedule? That is, do you have a regular time each day that you set aside to write?
Actor and comedian Woody Allen is credited with the modern-day maxim,“80% of success is showing up.”
He shared that nugget of wisdom when offering advice to young writers during a 1977 interview about his Oscar-winning screenplay, Annie Hall.
“Showing up” means arriving as planned and doing what you said you would do.
It can be easy to credit a lack of writing success to lack of skill. But “showing up” – that is, writing consistently and keeping a writing schedule – is a much bigger factor in writing success.
God told the Israelites as much, just as they were poised to leave the desert and enter the Promised Land: “A man must do exactly what he said he would do” (Numbers 30:2, NLT).
Write regularly and you’ll get better. You'll produce more content. That’s why 80% of your writing success comes from just showing up.
80% of your writing success comes from keeping a regular writing schedule.
You’ve told me to do what I say I will do. I want to be a writer of my word. Let me be faithful to keep a writing schedule so I can continue to produce quality content.
In Jesus’s name, Amen.
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