What do you want first: the good news or the great news?

March 25, 2009

How about we start with the good news?  I’ve been doing Weight Watchers since January and have officially lost 15 pounds!  Sweet!  I’d always sworn I’d never be one of those girls who gains weight when they get married, but what can you do?  I was nesting!  Still am, for that matter, except now I’m doing it with Double Fiber bread and smaller bowls of ice cream.

Okay, ready for the great news?  I’ve been threatening to write a book for a while, and recently have been feeling quite a lot of urgency to tell a story I’ve always known I was supposed to tell.  I did some research Sunday night on literary agents and publishers and, well, it was discouraging.  I felt intimidated and overwhelmed.  So I got into bed, got out my journal, and wrote down this prayer: “God, if you want this to happen, you’re going to have to do it.”

Monday morning, I got an email back from a friend in England who published a book a couple of years ago.  She’s freelancing as a commissioning editor for one of the largest publishers of Christian books in the UK…she had some encouraging words and some great feedback, and now, I believe it’s possible.  In fact, I’d go so far as to say it’s probable, because that is how mighty and awesome God is, and that is how He works.

That’s all I’m going to say for now, but I covet your prayers!

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow…

5 responses to “What do you want first: the good news or the great news?”

  1. Helen says:

    AMAZING! Bagsy a first edition signed copy xxxxx

  2. All ya gotta do now…. is tell the story (and enjoy the process) … have fun!

  3. Sarah Lumby says:

    Hey Faith!
    Sorry I haven’t kept up to looking at your blog and so missed this entry!
    I think it’s great you’re going to write a novel! Don’t get discouraged about publishing just write it and worry about that later. The way I see things is that I love to write and so for me just the writing part is enough enjoyment and fulfillment to make it a worthwhile thing to do anyway and if one day anything does happen to get published it will be a bonus and not an end goal that I spend time worrying about?! I’m sure I’m just stating the obvious to you and you’ve already thought about it this way, but as a fellow writer I thought I would share my thoughts on it with you!
    It’s a real shame I didn’t get that writers group organized before you moved over to NC. However we are still meeting now, although attendance is rather low at times, and it is fun and encouraging for me, not sure about the others?!
    Anyway let me know how you get on with the novel, I would love to read it!! Just from reading your blog I really like your writing style so I’m bound to love a whole novel, can’t wait!

  4. […] gonna be tight for a while, but that’s ok with me.  It gives me the freedom to work on the book, spend more time with God, and figure out where we’re going from […]

  5. Larry Who says:

    Write to please Jesus. Then, if no agent, publisher, critic or other person ever cares about your book, you will not be disappointed in the least. Jesus, all by Himself, is an awesome audience.

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