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Five Minute Friday: Lonely

It's Five Minute Friday when I link up with The Gypsy Mama.  We receive a one word prompt and get to write for five minutes flat.  Our one word for today is: LONELY.


Writing is a solitary activity.  I sit quietly in front of my computer screen sharing from my heart.  I am surrounded by photos of people I cherish.  I try to keep my writing area neat but it tends to accumulate things for some reason.  :)

Writing on my blog isn't lonely for me.  I feel like I'm reaching out to friends.  And I get to meet many new friends through blogging.  When I finish writing a blog post and hit publish, I usually stop to visit other's blogs and leave a comment when I can.

But writing a book?

Now that's lonely!

I struggle with:

  • Sitting for much longer periods of time
  • Doubts about whether anyone would read it
  • Losing many chapters when my computer crashed
But I keep on writing and one day ...it will be complete.


Blessings and love,

Debbie Petras
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  1. You're right... blogging is a solitary activity, but it's not lonely. I've been working on a cookbook, but I'm working with two other bloggers/writers, so even that has been a community project.

    Other writing--that can definitely be lonely, and I've experienced that. And sometimes that's OK.

    I'm a couple people after you in the link-up! Glad I hopped over. :)

  2. Hi Debbie! Your computer crashed with your book on it??? Oh NO! I hope you had it backed up.

    I agree that blogging is not lonely, the blog community is right there, isn't it? But alone, those little doubts creep in. I bet what you are writing is great. If you have been given something to say, you have to say it! Keep going girl, it's worth the time and tight muscles :)

    Happy Friday,

  3. So nice to meet you! I'm new here at 5-minute Friday, but I love writing and reading all the posts. Never really lonely in blogland, right? God bless as you travel on the journey today.
    Julee Ann

  4. So true! I love the blogging community! :) Thanks!

  5. Debbie, I feel exactly the same about writing a book as if that will ask more of what I am able to give!
    Luv XX

  6. I think you hit it in the nail when you say that blogging is a solitary activity yet not lonely. That is why I think we do it. I like the fact that I can reach others, and maybe encourage someone with my bits and snippets found in the posts. So glad I stopped by. And good luck with your book!

    Maria @ Bloom

  7. And I love whenever that sweet face shows up over at my place! Keep writing my friend. We will read that book. Have faith in the work He is doing in you...even in all of the loss and lonely moments. ANd I thought, what a neat desk she has , as soon as I saw the pic! lol,
    Hugs, Deb!

  8. Good for you for taking the steps to write a book!! Excited for you! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! I agree tht blogging is a solitary activity but not lonely!

  9. Ah, you keep on writing and that is because you know you are never alone - your faith will keep Him ever so close. Even when computers son't cooperate - peace and prayers

  10. And one day it will be completed and we are all going to celebrate with you....I am so proud of you for working on a dream that's in your heart....You go girl....

  11. No doubt! Your project will be done in His perfect time...To everything there is a season...May you be strengthened always by His power sister!

  12. I can relate so much:)
    Have a nice weekend dear and good luck to our lonely moments when writing:)

  13. Oh, yes, Debbie, one day your book will definitely be published and likely a "best seller." :o) Best of luck to you in this endeavor!

  14. Whatever you do, DON'T stop writing your book. You have such a gracious and easy way of writing Debbie, and I know that your experiences will be coming out on those pages. I can't wait to red it!! :)

    Love you!

  15. Many thanks right back at you sister. So...don't give up on your book. May you persist knowing that what you are writing, the Lord is placing in your heart for a purpose. Blessings and have a great weekend.


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