My Vitamin C Deficiency

by Faye Wilson Walton



“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful in building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen”

(Ephesians 4:29, NIV).


My iron, potassium, and B12 levels are normal, but I’m low on Vitamin C—conversations, that is. Like many of us, I’ve spent a lot of time at home. During my errand-centered outings, conversations have centered on opinions of and attitudes toward the pandemic. We discussed what we couldn’t do and where we couldn’t go.

Despite being a prisoner in my home, I’ve published two books—a romantic dramedy called Writing Soul Mates and a personal memoir, The Middle-Aged Mustard Seed Writer. I also finished the first draft of a memoir to which I contributed. I want to publish more soon.

However, my current novel in progress, The Unknown Beautiful Missing Piece, lacks depth. Although I show up at my desk every morning, I write a small amount. Even after brainstorming this story and researching how to troubleshoot these problems, I continue to stall.

Instead of aiming for the goal to publish this book soon, I feel like having more conversations to see and explore new things. I believe this will allow me to bring more depth to my characters, scenes, and rising tension.

In Genesis 2:18, God didn’t design us to be alone. He created us to be social beings, bear one another’s burdens, and share food and drink.

Now let’s get together for coffee or lunch. Talk to your writer friends about all the good, bad, and ugly in your life. Let’s share our hopes, dreams, and victories with one another. In time, my Vitamin C level will be normal.


Lord, I thank you for making me into a woman of God who wants to do your will. I thank you for designing me to have fellowship and companionship. Guide my conversations, put your hand upon them. Allow me to be a better author for your glory. In your name, I pray. Amen.




Faye Wilson Walton is the author of Wise Turned Foolish and Writing Soul Mates. She lives with her husband David in Knoxville, TN. You can follow her on Facebook and at

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