I've officially dubbed myself the caboose of the Writer's Alley. I bring up the rear of the week, ha! (I guess that could be a good fitting girdle too, but we'll not go there!)
Although, let's not forget the icing on the train... er cake... Each Saturday features a different guest blogger post... and tomorrow to kick off our Guest Blogger Saturday (we really need a fancy name for that...) we have a fave author of mine, Janice Thompson, talking about a subject very near and dear to my heart, writing comedy!
Okay, so, I'm supposed to introduce myself to y'all... I guess I should start by telling you that I say y'all a lot even though I'm not Southern. Now, I do live in the South, but I'm a transplant... AKA a darn Yankee... and that is me making the language nicer because I don't cuss:-) I was told by teasing coworkers once that a Yankee is someone who comes to the South to visit but returns where they belong. A *ahem* darn Yankee is one who comes and won't leave. So, I guess that's me!
Seriously, I'm a transplant from the Northern Indiana (mostly) area and now live just south of Nashville. (Prayers for those affected by our floods last weekend are appreciated!)
I am married to the most wonderful man of my dreams, Scott. He still makes me all tingly when he kisses me (sorry for the mushy picture... I'm a romanceaholic, what can I say!) and takes my breathe away at his love for me, our kids, and most importantly, his love for Jesus. I thank Jesus for him EVERY day... even those days were I'd love to ring his neck, ha!
Scott and I have three beautiful daughters... with #4 on the way, another girl, due the first of August! My children each hold a huge piece of my heart, and I pray for them everyday that they'll grow up to be strong, healthy women of God who serve Him and love Him will all their hearts. I probably fail everyday at the challenge of motherhood, but I'm so glad that God is bigger than my failures!
I write contemporary romance with my tongue firmly inserted in my cheek the whole time (aka romantic comedy!) I've been writing seriously since 2007, dabbling for years prior to that. I'm not published yet, but given some people's stories of "20 years of writing/submitting" before being published, I know I shouldn't be impatient yet! I have 2 finished books and 3 partials. Only God knows what will come of them:-)
I also blog about being a wife/mom/christian/writer on the journey at http://reflectionsbykrista.blogspot.com/ .
If I had to leave you with just one tip for this Friday, it would be this:
Seriously, He does. We will probably never understand what he does, how he works, or his timing. It will all probably seem crazy to us. But He knows what He is doing.
Not published yet? God knows. He sees. He has a plan.
Rejected? It didn't catch Him by surprise, I promise!
Jobless? Homeless? Penniless? Hopeless? God knows. And I'd argue that you are NEVER hopeless... you just might FEEL that way. And you're never truly homeless even if you live in a box... don't make me start singing, "I've got a home in glory land that outshines the sun..." (a song that I now can't get out of my head! Do Lord.. oh Do Lord, O do you remember me... okay, sorry, I'll stop!)
My hope is for today is that 1.) You won't skip Fridays at The Writer's Alley because of that crazy, lunatic writer who posts and 2.) You'll leave realizing that God knows the perfect plan for your writing life, and even though He may not share it right away, Him knowing it and having it in his hands is better than us knowing it and screwing it all up:-)
Anyone in a "waiting" pattern with God and your writing right now? If so, how are you coping?