Monday, February 13, 2017

A Minister's Output

The creative output of a minister is quite large. I have estimated that my written output as a minister may sometimes have approached 10 000 words a week (excluding things such as blogs, studies, private correspondence). That is about ten times as much as is required of (many) students studying for a BA degree. It includes sermons, prayers, pastoral messages, correspondence, reports, and so on. The way that I have dealt with it myself is to space it out day by day, and to try to have periods of complete creative switch-off in between. OBSERVATION: I have found, too, that it is a good idea to put words to paper as soon as one has them, then to return to them later. Otherwise they may be gone.

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