Even after I get done with the drafts, it may never be anything but a project. It may never have any future but a drawer.
And I will be the first to admit that I really hope it will be bought and that when it is bought that it will be made into a movie (for I really want to buy my husband a truck).
But if we look at statistics, the most probable future is a drawer or a shredder. For like any kind of writing, there are lots and lots of writers who write lots and lots of stuff, but most rarely get bought by publishers or producers. Most end up in the trash.
Yet, it feels good to finish something. And I learned how to write a script. And I stuck with it. My kids saw me choose to create something and they saw me finish it.
That's important -- that is really important.
Why did I bother if eventually nothing comes of it?
Why not? If nothing else it got my brain working creatively. Will we ever know how many flowers God creates that are never seen by a human eye? How many stars that were created eons ago that have yet to be seen, that might never been seen?
Sometimes we can create just to create. There is a life in that creation time that nothing can touch.
You gotta create. Please follow that dream. Please make that thing you've wanted to make for so long. Please cook that meal you've wanted to try. Please write that song that is driving you mad. Please write that book about your life. If nothing else your grandchildren will really want to read it.
We don't have to do things just because they might be huge successes. Why do we have to be a success?
Why can't we be like children who just color to color; who just draw to draw; who just play in the mud because mud feels good? We can though. Jesus calls us to be child-like. In the realm of creativity is a wonderful realm to be like children.
I hope you create this week.
Dream and follow that dream.
Heck, who cares if its thrown away! Just enjoy the process.
The process is a blessing.
The process is where we grow.