Thursday, November 5, 2009

The World of Words

I can hardly believe it's Thursday already. A post is due and my writers mind is on a thirteen year old boy named Alex who is trying to defend the world against the evil Mulum.

It's day five of NaNoWriMo, so I'm not exactly ready to pour myself into a post so here are someone else's words.

These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the shelves. From each of them goes out its own voice... and just as the touch of a button on our set will fill the room with music, so by taking down one of these volumes and opening it, one can call into range the voice of a man far distant in time and space, and hear him speaking to us, mind to mind, heart to heart. -Gilbert Highet

Ah the power of the written word, it envelopes us, plunging us away from the busy chaos of our lives and reminds us there are beautiful places, unsolved mysteries, and happy endings all around us.

I have a very large list of books I want to read. Anyone else? I prioritize them now by what I currently want to write about.

Today I found a blog where the sidebar had a picture of a book along with, "must read" next to it. I googled the book. Upon finding many others with similar positive opinions, and intriguing content, I jotted down the title and author onto my reading list.

Now I am looming where great men and women have gone before, the incredible world of novel writing. I am enraptured by it. Why had I never done this before? Is this how most author's feel? I am obsessed with good books and what published authors have to say. I have crossed over. I will never be the same.

God gave us words for a reason, they have power. Power to build up, or tear down. To make you laugh, or make you cry. To lead you into a pit of utter darkness, or shine on you a light.


  1. Awesome post, Christine. It's so true that the written word has great power. Let's face it, even God poured Himself into a book for us all to know Him by!

    Someone told me once that they wished they could have just one more child because they were so curious to know what that next child would be like. What would it's personality be? Would it be a boy or a girl? Who would it look most like?

    I think that writing books is a like that once you begin. There are so many stories inside of us, that sometimes I say to myself, if I can just get this first book out, then I can go on to find out what the next one inside of me is, too. True, there's a lot of work involved in each book, but it's so exciting to know that there's another one inside you waiting to be birthed. God made us with unlimited creativity. Isn't it fun to use it!

  2. Exactly.

    (I've had that thought too about another child by the way)