I love this feeling, I do. When you’re on a complete writing ROLL and you know you owe it, ALL of it, to God because you begged and pleaded for him to give you words because you just don’t have ’em in you on your own. (Apparently, I didn’t pray before I wrote that last sentence.)
Most of you know at least bits and pieces of my writing history. Wrote my first poem at age 4… Okay, so not back that far. Books published in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009. And then nothing. January 2011–next month!–will mark 2 whole years without a book.
I don’t know that I’ve ever told the whole anguishing Zoo Book story. I probably haven’t because it’s still in process, so I’m not really removed enough from it to tell it objectively. I will tell you this. I have been working on it for a long, long, long time. And I have reworked and rewritten it many, many, many times. And my emotions have roller-coastered from heady excitement to the depths of despair.
And when it’s all said and done and God has had his way, I will tell you every last sordid detail.
But for now, I will say that two weeks ago I got some disappointing news. And then I rallied. And then I worried. And then I got an e-mail that infused me with more hope than I’ve had in quite awhile. And then I got busy writing.
And then TODAY? I was on a writing tear. God gave me words and words and ideas and structure and everything else I could possibly need. I have three more days before my house is invaded by people I adore and the Christmas festivities begin in [insert word here that has slipped my mind]. Oh, and have I mentioned that I have ZERO presents bought?
Would you say a quick prayer for me? That God would continue to infuse me with his wisdom and that I would get as much done on the book as humanly possible in these next few days? This project is so important to me for so many reasons. It means more to me than anything I’ve ever done (writing-wise). (and I love that so many of YOU are IN it!)
Thank you, friends, so very much.
And I haven’t had a chance to read all your wonderful comments/verses from yesterday, so I’m going to keep the Scripture Spiral Give-Away open for one more day.