Plugging away on revisions. I’m starting to approach the second half of my novel, which is rather nightmarish at the moment. Trusting God to give me the words and the guidance I need to make this story one that will grip hearts and glorify Him.
Back to work on Monday. My slow-paced summer lifestyle will be replaced by the hustle and bustle of getting ready for work, rushing my little man off to daycare, managing a classroom full of 5th graders, squeezing in some exercise when I get home, and trying to soak up my evenings with my family. I’m so going to miss my morning walk with Bubba and Brogan, our visits to the pool and park, play dates, reading and snuggling before nap time, and the two and a half hours of writing time I had while he slept each afternoon. I’ll have to readjust to this new schedule, accept a messy house, and be okay with quick-fix dinners. I’m thankful for a job I enjoy, a job that provides health insurance and monthly checks, but man do I mourn the end of summer.
On a positive note, it was an amazing summer! Not only did I finish the rough draft of my fifth novel, I’m well into revisions. I cleaned out all the closets in my house. Organized and packed away a lot of Brogan’s toys and spent plenty of time outside. I couldn’t have asked for a better two months (well, okay, a book contract might have helped…but I can’t have everything, right?).
I’m super stoked (Wendy, there’s that word again!) about the one sheets I created for my two latest books. Can’t wait to print them off and pitch A Broken Kind of Beautiful to editors at the ACFW conference.
I’m exicted to see what God has in store for me this school year!
Question to Ponder: What are your cares, concerns, and celebrations today?