Ruminations of a Tome

July 24, 2008 — 6 Comments
For quite some time I’ve had a folder on my computer at home entitled “Ruminations of a Tome”. In it are ideas, articles, outlines and rough draft of a preface and first chapter of a book I started writing…three years ago (if not more). Frankly the folder should be called “Reminder of a Disappointment” because I had intended to complete a book before I was thirty. Seven years from my 30th birthday and I’m face-to-face with the same haunting challenge.

For the past several weeks the gnawing in my gut and the promptings from more people than my two hands can count has got me thinking about re-booting my writing endeavor. So I think for the next month or two I’m going to seriously sit down and noodle through the “what” and “how” of accomplishing that feat. I think putting this in a blog post kind of gets my toe in the water commitment-wise (which is somewhat ironic seeing that I began blogging partially to see if I would like writing at all).

So there you go. Now only time (and discipline) will tell.

PS. – What’s funny is I’ll post this and think to myself, “Man, why did you do that?!?!”

Yancey Arrington

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Lover of All Things Texas. Acts 29 Network Fan. Redemption Hound. Teaching Pastor at Clear Creek Community Church in League City, Texas. Author of TAP: Defeating the Sins That Defeat You. Currently, he is finishing his second book which deals with preaching.

6 responses to Ruminations of a Tome

  1. ’bout time!

  2. Go to the library and grab a copy of Bird By Bird by Anne Lamott and The War of Art by Steven Pressfield…

  3. Gucci Little Piggy July 24, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    Thanks SJ, I’ll check it out.

  4. There are plenty of books about how to write (Natalie Goldberg’s Writing Down the Bones is a good one), but they all pretty much say…Put your butt in the chair and start writing. You can always delete what does not resound well. Go for it.

  5. Gucci Little Piggy July 24, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    If I ever get this off the ground. I’m assuming I’ll write and write and write…and let the pros (like yourself), edit the dog out of it.

    I’m a speaker trying to write so I’m sure they’ll be more than enough out there to correct and improve in my text.

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