Writer’s Prayer

God, give me the grace to write with serenity

The things that I should write,

Courage to edit the things

Which should be changed,

And the wisdom to distinguish

The worthwhile from the worthless.

Writing one line at a time,

Accepting that discipline is the pathway to Publication,

Taking, not as Hemingway did,

But the blank page and cursor before me,

Not as I would have it,

Trusting my editor to make it right,

I surrender to his knowledge,

So that I may be reasonably happy with my publisher,

And supremely happy with my work.

Amen

CC Licensed 9/1/17 Penny Wilson

About Penny Wilson Writes

Penny Wilson is a freelance writer who writes in several genres. She's had a successful blog with a growing and loyal following for more than 5 years. Penny has written articles for Counseling Directory .org, Introvert Dear .com, and WOW Women on Writing. Her poetry has been published on Ariel Chart, a monthly online Journal, Spill Words Press and the Poppy Road Review. She is currently working on her first novel. You can find more of her writings on her blog at: https://pennywilsonwrites.com/ and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.
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10 Responses to Writer’s Prayer

  1. I adore this. You need to submit this somewhere so it can be published on whatever for writers to buy.

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  2. An amazing prayer. This should be in every writer’s handbook!

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  3. Mae Clair says:

    Very, very clever! Bravo!

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  4. Sarah Phillips says:

    I love this!

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