Lord give me an open mind, a pure heart, and a humble spirit. Fill me with a passion to seek you in the quiet places where no one is impressed with my abilities, my religiousness, or my righteousness. Help me to see Your smile as I sense Your presence, serve Your will, and seek Your Son - the One who saves me and who I long to be like. May I be your living blog. Amen!
Friday, August 24, 2012
"The making of many books..."
I mentioned a while back that I was trying to get back into a routine of writing so I could finish a book I have been working on for a long time. Well, the above picture is of the hard copy I printed off so I could edit the NOW finished book. It's sitting on my desk, all 284 pages, double-spaced, and loaded with things to rewrite, correct, and - in a few small cases delete. I've started reading through it for the first time and have been pleasantly surprised that I haven't found a lot of thing from those first days of writing that fit into the "What was I thinking" category. I'm also adding some discussion questions to the end of each of the seventeen chapters. While I'm glad to have it finished, at least the core writing part, I'm not excited about the chore of looking for a publisher. My last published book came out nine years ago. I actually have another book that I wrote after that entitled The Quest For Gratitude, but the only publisher I sent it to hung on to it for so long and never gave me a commitment, and I just lost interest in working to get it published. Maybe I'll re-look at it after this one is placed with a publisher. Anyway, maybe someday, in the not-to-distant-future you may see my new book on a book store shelf somewhere. For now it's entitled God's Tool Box, an expanded version of some lessons I presented several years ago, and with a lot more stuff to get me in trouble with the Brotherhood Police.