The Life of a College Writer


Some might wonder how I can fit writing a book in while I’m at college, and I’m here to tell you it’s not always pretty. Sometimes it consists of rapidly writing a thought down on my phone at 2:00 am because I just had something pop in my head and I know I will forget it in the morning.

Often it looks like eight different browsers up on google about eight completely different things, and switching between that and pulling up Word to write a sentence here or there.

Then there are times when I am sitting in our apartment eating food while looking at what I have written and thinking about what I should write next. Taking breaks between each bite to type.

Actually, a lot of times it looks like that.

I have written on air planes, in the back of cars, in many different states and even during church on the back of notes. Writing is not as glamorous as one might think. I don’t usually write at a coffee shop sipping on hot tea with wonderful ideas flowing into me. I write when I can, and when I am inspired. Right now I'm sitting on our couch watching the clock because I soon have to leave for class. I'm trying to type this as fast as I can before I lose my train of thought, organic chem lectures can do that to a person.

Watching the clock is a big part of my writing.

Writing is finding a few minutes here and there and hoping God will give me the right words to say. It is running around in practice and suddenly blurting out the idea for my next devotion.

Writing consist of being put on the back burner because I try to always choose to do my homework first.

It consist of a lot of red lines beneath words because often my thoughts move faster then my fingers. Also because my spelling ability is very questionable.

No, writing is not glamorous, but its worth it.