14 November 2009

Battle position

While I've been here at my mother's, helping her, keeping her company and simply being the presence God has asked me to be, I haven't been able to write during the daytime hours. In order to keep up with the NaNoWriMo challenge I have been up late into the night , writing after Mom has gone to bed.

With each passing day I have grown more weary, from tension that has no release here, from sadness and from lack of restful sleep.

Last night, as I sat down at my laptop my flesh was screaming "Give up and go to bed!" The spellchecking parts of the software have ceased to function and it felt like my brain had as well. I did NOT want to write a word, but knew that I would feel better if had put something in the bank.

500 words, 620 words, they came slowly, and many times I almost stopped, telling me self I would make up for the shortage another day. But I am too stubborn to allow the enemy to manipulate me, so I pressed in and pressed on and just short of 2 am I had slightly surpassed my goal for the day.

My Lord is at work here, taking me on this journey, and even if I don't know where He is leading me, I will take my battle position at the keyboard, and in the strength He gives me, type on!


Dale said...

I've been in the position of caretaker, and I am quite certain that I could not do both that and NaNo!

Ps. 144:1 "Praise be to the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle.

Fight on, my sister! :)

Kristen said...

Fight this good fight of faith! I can't wait to see the end product of a strengthened purpose when NaNo wraps for you!

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