Friday, April 2, 2010
Praying for our Critters
I am grateful.
If they don't tell me what's wrong with my work - how will I learn?
My strength in writing is content. I have plenty of topics to write about and copious amounts of information to share. But often, I am far, far too wordy with my wordiness of words.
"Passive voice, Karla!"
"Inconsistent POV here!"
"You already used that word 65.6 times!"
I fall short of helping my critique partners as much as they help me. They are the nit-picky, detail oriented crowd. I'm the big picture maven. That's exactly why I need them. It's painful. I get frustrated with my limited abilities. But I truly believe they are divinely appointed by God to help me. He brought them into my life. How grateful I am for such gifted "critters!"
I might not be able to spill as much red ink for them as they do for me (mainly because they are writing geniuses), but the one thing I can do, is pray. I pray for their manuscripts, the anointing of the Holy Spirit to inspire them, and for God to "enlarge their coast" (1 Chronicles 4:10) so that their work will sell.
I also pray that they'll be anointed when they critique my work.
And that they'll be in a very good mood.