I am still waiting for the publisher to get back with me and realize that I need to keep writing. I have a new idea for the 3rd book and talked to a young man that does Spoken Word poetry. I want him to write a short piece for my book and I am excited to include this amazing poetry. It is the kind of thing that sticks in your head like a song. I am ready for the 2nd book, Heroes Purpose, to be edited and working on the outline for # 3. Praying everyday that I will hear good news from the publisher!!
I have just received notice that my poem has been selected for the Painted Words exhibit in Lawrence, Ks.
Poetry will be interpreted by Art. The artist has interpreted the poem and those interpretations will be displayed along with the reading of the poetry. I will read the poem and enjoy the reading of eleven other Kansas, District 2 Poets.
I am excited! The exhibit and reading will be on:
March 30th, 2018 Aimee’s Coffee House 1025 Massachusetts St. Lawrence, Kansas 66044
Should be fun and all are invited!
(If you would like to read the poem I published it here in Nov. of 2016)
I have recently realized that I have the same problem as my protagonist. I sometimes get in God’s way. I want things to happen in my time instead of His. I have been struggling with waiting for results after sending about seven more query’s. I prayed about it and God very distinctly told me to be patient and wait and I am finding that very frustrating. I also had a strong feeling that I should have the manuscript content edited while I wait. I have had a hard time doing that. FEAR. Fear that my writing is not good enough. That there are things that I need to change. I have read about writers that had to write out characters and completely change the book and that is so hard to think about.
We get very attached to our characters and it is hard to look too closely. Everyone wants to believe that when the words just seem to fall onto the page that God is helping us write and it is meant to be. I had to let go and send it to a content editor today. I know there will be suggestions and in the long run it will make me a better writer. I know that it is part of the plan and I have to listen to my characters and have patience and let it happen God’s time and stop trying to control it.
The second book is being edited and maybe they will both be ready for publication by the time I get it figured out but that’s okay. I have to step back and let go of the control. I am looking forward to the critique of the editor and as soon as my line editor is finished with the second manuscript I will get it content edited as well and I am not afraid of the work that it will take to make it a better book. Bring it On!
In fact while I am waiting I might just start book 111!