I can’t believe I’m actually going to tell you what I’ve been doing for the past 5 weeks! I’ve been holding out for a lot of reasons but, truth-be-told the biggest reason is that I fear I’m going to make the biggest, fattest mess. Then, you will all be in on my secret and I’ll have no where to hide.
Okay, now that I have that off my chest I feel better.
The scoop is this; I’m Writing My First Novel.
There, I said it! The idea came to me about 4 years ago and since then I’ve done a ridiculous amount of research, immersed myself in the craft of writing (and publishing), and joined a few groups. I even wrote a few chapters.
But then… life happened. The book idea got pushed aside as other pressing and realistic matters took front and center. Then came this summer. A season where I stepped away from my official office duties so that I could step into doing life with my kids. It was awesome! During that time, I was really able to focus and press-in through prayer to what God would have for me this year.
I heard nothing and felt nothing for a long time. Until one day in church, singing a worship song among some of my favorite peeps, I heard that whisper. The faint one that your sure to miss if you blink too hard.
“Finish the Story.” He said.
And that was it. I just knew, that I knew, that I knew, finishing this book was what my next chapter in life would entail.
Here we go…