Friday, July 25, 2008

Announcement: I'm BACK! --- I think....

Ya think? you may be wondering....

Well, I don't want to get my hopes up too high... You do know in the life of an author, we have our ups and downs.

So, where am I back from?

The doldroms of not writing, silly!

Despite the craziness of last week, of working every day and going to church every night for Vacation Bible School - which was so much fun, the kids are wonderful and a blessing - I actually got some writing done! And this week, although I haven't been able to sit down at the computer long enough to put much together, I've been utilizing my commute time for brainstorming!

Yeeeeppppp! I'm BACK!

I like to call it my new writing space. A Suburban has a lot of room, but really, there's only so much you can do in a car while driving. Now, mind you, I'm waiting until I'm sitting in traffic to actually jot notes down. I'm not out to cause any accidents or be in one for that matter!

The point I am trying to stress is my fuzzy mind is working again - and creatively!
No longer am I totally stressed out about things I can't change. Now, I'm focusing on the story I am in complete control of. Why, things are coming together in my mind. I'm planning to use a scene from a verision of this WIP that I thought was buried in my "revisions that stink" vault. Things are moving along and soon I will have the quiet time at home I need to put it all together.

My bulldog keeps waking me up at ten minutes to three - in the morning. I realize this is the hand of God at work here, and one of these mornings I'm going to stay up and burn the morning oil. But right now, I'm so pooped, I'm getting up, letting the dog go out and thanking my Heavenly Father for the opportunity to write, but I need at least three more hours of sleep. One day, I'll stop being so stubborn and take advantage of these opportunities He's showing me.

I will close on this final note. The craziness of last week showed me one important thing. I can run a long time on low fuel. I can get up early and can stay up to my normal time of 10 o'clock or so. I can utilize every minute of my day. I can be productive. I did it for the good of the church and the kids that chose to show up every night, God bless them. If I can do it for the church - one week out of my year - then surely I can Write for Him and utilize every minute of my day - to complete this piece of Christian fiction that in the end, its soul purpose is to glorify our Heavenly Daddy.


  1. Yea, Christy! The frustration is gone from your "voice." No more whining about not writing. You're putting pen to paper (well, fingers to keyboard) and producing again, better than you ever were before. I think God's been teaching you a lot. But most of all, to wait on Him.

    You go girl! Hugs.

  2. Christy,

    Congratulations! It feels good to be writing again when you've had a little lull. Keep up the great work!

  3. Christy, I'm so glad your creativity is back! I know that feeling of having your brain wake up. :)

    Yay, you!! Yay, God!


  4. We're in this together:-) I'm feeling the same way with you. But remember that life has cycles and seasons. So I think we need to continue pushing toward our goals and recognize that sometimes those other things that get in the way just have to happen with the seasons of life. Then we get back to it as quickly as we can. We come back with a new fervor. Have you noticed that? Our drive to achieve is firmly ignited. I'm learning to be thankful for those tangents.

  5. Yeah Christy,

    Girl, you are SO talented.
    Sometimes we need a rest. Our brains are working all the time sometimes on our books.
    You rested, now God's nudging you again.
    Praise Him.