In other news, I am plugging away at my novel and it's going quite well! Current word count is: 20,331 (38 pages) and I've just started Chapter 9. I skipped a day - oh the horror! - but made up for it last night. I even got to bed early so that was a bonus.
On a related writing note, I will soon be doing book reviews for new releases in Christian Fiction (yes, I can hear the cheering now)! Since I joined the American Christan Fiction Writers group, I have been given some great opportunities to connect with other authors about upcoming releases and reviews. I am also going to be guest blogging on a few sites and trying to build my audience. I have really felt the Lord calling me back to writing in these last few months and I am excited to answer that call and forge ahead with as much gusto as possible!
What do you, my readers, think of this? I know many of you enjoy Christian fiction so I hope that this blog could become a great resources for you to find new books as well gain insight into other writers, their process, and who they are in a down-to-earth sort of way.
In addition to all of this, I have experienced some truly amazing theological conversations with some pretty amazing people in my life right now. All of it has got me itching to do a few more posts on community (remember that first post?) and I will have that up here soon as well.
Pastor Luis said it best today when he spoke on blessing. He said that we have been blessed to be a blessing! I want to be a blessing to all of you in everything that I post and I hope that is evident in my passion for writing and for you, my readers!
Remember the Lords words to the nation of Israel and go be a blessing with His help!
I will take you from the nations and gather you from all the countries and bring you into your own land. I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean from all your uncleannesses, and from all your idols I will cleanse you. And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules.