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Melissa Rose

What Do You Listen To When You Write?

Friday, September 11, 2009

Well the day definitely could have been better. I managed to laugh through most of the rough stuff (not rudely laugh, but laugh it off) but now that I'm home and the day is over, I feel like I should just sit down and shut up.

Some of my words were taken out of their context today and in so doing, were used to make what I hope is a tempest in a teapot. But it meant extra stress on several people who were totally innocent of wrong doing, and it hurt me. It hurt that my words could be so bent from the original purpose as to cause harm when they were intended to encourage.

It just hurts.

I hurt tonight, Jesus.

And I didn't mean for any of this to happen.


Millardthemk said...

....I'm srry for u. Remeber Isaih the prophet phew was he ignored and taken out of contx, as was our savior

Barie-ah Hue-en-la said...

Wow, tough day. I totally know how that feels. I have had that happen before, except I was on the other end of it. I was told that a very good friend of mine thought I was a narrow-minded little pest. With that and a few careless words on her side, I was extremely hurt. It was very hard for me and I would not get mad at any friend for any reason after going through that. It is horrible how easily people can twist your words and make them come to haunt you. Our enemy gives them such wicked inspiration.


Millardthemk said...

Yes the Enemy is clever and coniving. I must always watch that he does not mislead me and use ME to twist words. :(

everlastingscribe said...

No wonder he's called the Father of Lies? Ever notice that the strongest lie has a little bit of the truth in it?

Doing better today :) Was better some yesterday, but today I'm able to shake my head and smile over the nonsense tangle of it all.

Millardthemk said...

Yes EVS lies with a bit of truth can be VERy hard to combat. I'm glad you can laugh about it. I blelieve its the aposlte Paul that said "consider it GREAT joy my bretheren when you encounter various trials". Thats quite the charge for us to do.Ik I fail at that often.

Poll Results

What Do You Notice First About A Book?
RESULTS! Closed 11/11/09

My attention's always grabbed by the cover-53%

I look on the spine for the author's name-6%

The thicker books are the one that grab my notice-26%

I open the book up to the middle and burry my nose in the pages, sniffing. Scent is important-0%

I flip the book over, ignore the cover and the spine and get to the book blurb-13%

Pick Your Weapon! RESULTS! Closed-11/03/09

Hand and Half Sword-16%
Long Bow-25%
Pen-25 %

What Kind of Fan Are You? RESULTS! Closed-10/22/09

Shy. I like reading books but I don't want to meet the authors-15%

Avid. I've read everything my favorite author has written!-38%

Curious. I've e-mailed my favorite author or left comments on the blog and asked them questions-38%

What Kind of Word Smith Are You? RESULTS!-Closed 10/15/09

I focus on setting-22%
I focus on dialogue-22%
I focus on action-22%
I focus on characters-33%

What Kind of Reader Are You? RESULTS!-Closed 10/07/09

I try and guess where the story is going to go-44%
I read the book and think how I would have written it differently-0%
I race through the story, riding the words like a rollarcoaster-22%
I race through the book and then go back and read my favorite parts again and again-33%

What Kind of Writer Are You? RESULTS!

Character first--1%
Plot First--4%
Balanced Between Plot and Character--5%
All Over The Place--5%

So All Over The Place and Balanced Between Plot and Character tie for the win! All I can say is that there must be some wicked stories out there. I can't wait to read them!

Scribe is Listening to:


Chronicles of Narnia Prince Caspian Sound Track.

Books on CD: The Moving Finger Read by Martin Jarvis. Original story by: Agatha Christie

Scribe is Reading:

I am? COOL!

I'm apparently referring to myself in the third person too. Go figure.


Nightmare's Edge by: Bryan Davis

The Invention of Hugo Cabert (Caldecott Book) by: Brian Selzinck-FINISHED. Mind blowing! Every storyteller should read this book.

FEARLESS by: Max Lucado-FINISHED. Excellent!

NLT Chronological 24/7 Bible paperback
NASB Online at Bible Gateway


Psalm 49

Psalm 49
A Psalm of Repentance

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