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Last night, I printed off the fourth draft of a novel I’m writing. A novel that has kicked my rear end across the room, chased me down and kicked it again. And again. And again.
This novel has had me all kinds of emotional.
Today, I’m going to have to edit. I have my purple pens ready. A list of edits. A few characters to think out. A few to beef up. Dialogue to trim…and dialogue to expand.
And, if I’m going to be honest, I’m part excited, part terrified.
Excited because I know what this novel is growing into.
Terrified because…well, read why I’m excited.
So, if you’re the kind of person who likes praying for people, would you mind praying for me. Just for perseverance and courage to finish this novel and send it off to the world. It would mean a lot to me.
Now tell me…what is something you could use prayer for? What’s going on in your life?
Keep at it Susie. Here’s a quote a friend shared yesterday:
“Courage is being scared to death…and saddling up anyway.”
– John Wayne
Thank you, Judy! I love that quote!
And I need to find a date to get together with you. 🙂
I committed to join my brother next summer on a crazy obstacle course race, which requires lots of strength and endurance. I am excited and terrified. The training includes pull ups, burpees, running….all to crawl under barbed wire and get tased, do crazy monkey bar stuff, climb walls….and I’ve never been able to do a pull up before.
And I will be praying for you!
TASED? Holly! Why would you do that? But I know you’ll do great. You’re a determined person. And tough. You’re a teacher after all. Aren’t those part of the job requirement?
Thank you, my friend!
For me, writing books is easy compared to writing that dreaded proposal; that’s what’s kicking me right now.
Ooooohhhhhhh….the proposal. Pure torture!