For a few very hard years this word was my mantra.
The word means
-undismayed; not discouraged; not forced to abandon purpose or effort
-undiminished in courage or valor; not giving way to fear
But the truth is, I was often dismayed by everything that had taken place, and I did battle discouragement. I battled fear and doubts. I hurt and was angry, and sometimes "undaunted" sounded more like a mockery than a mantra, and I was determined to be real about all of it in these posts, thus the name, Undaunted Reality. More than that, though, I was determined to live undaunted, not because I'm so great or strong, but because my God is, and no matter what this world looks like, He is the only reality that matters.
I pray I live the reality of Him beautifully undaunted.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

You Know You are a Bonafide Writer When...

I've been tagged by Jan, and I like these games so...

You know you are a bonafide writer when...

--You don't choose purses on how cute they are but on whether it is big enough to hold your journal.
--You often have to decipher writing done in your sleep because you were just awake enough to realize something was a good idea, but not awake enough to get up, turn the light on, and write it down in "awake English".
--You are in a conversation and finish a thought, but are distracted by trying to figure out how to finish that better in a book or article.
--Consider "roughing it" to mean you write by hand in a journal rather than on a computer.
--You know which pen you used when writing something down based on the characteristics of the ink.
--While others may believe a pen is just a pen, you know better.
--When you write in a journal, you leave the opposite page clear for future notes and thoughts because eventually they will come.
--Others escape from their computers, and you escape to yours.
--Your "desk" consists of a recliner and a table beside it for your coffee.
--When planning a trip to the beach, you wonder how you'll keep sand out of the keyboard.
--At then beach, you sit under the umbrella so you can still see the computer screen.
--You think proper work attire is pajamas.

And, yes, I'm a bonafide writer. Are you? Is so, tell us how you know.


  1. LOL. Thanks for playing.
    I love this one. "When you write in a journal, you leave the opposite page clear for future notes and thoughts because eventually they will come." I do that! :) No wonder we're friends.

    Think for a moment of a beautiful beach side resort and all of us there on the deck under umbrella's with our laptops, clicking away. Ahhhh, paradise. :)

  2. Jerri, you should see my purse! LOL yes, it must hold all my stuff! Yes, I too escape to my computer! Great post, as usual!

  3. Jan,
    You realize, of course, it would so crack me up for us to do something like that that I would have to take a picture.

    My "purse" for this weekend is a backpack. When I went to NY for the concerts, I didn't take a purse, I took a backpack that held my white gloves, my camera, a book I was reading, and my journal. The only "pursey" thing was my wallet and lipstick to make my mouth stand out on stage.

  4. :) Your blog is looking really good. I love the background.