In October 2005, the desire to write again hit me. I couldn't imagine writing for myself as I did before. While I was not a new Christian, I had experienced a spiritual renewing in my life. Writing was part of my life and I felt this spiritual renewness should reflect in my writing.
Now one year later, I've converted two complete manuscripts from secular to Christian. I've plotted five new novels and started writing two of them. I have a well-respected agent representing my work. I've created a website, this blog, and a newsletter. Soon I will join six other writers on a new blog and I've agreed to serve on the Public Relations Committee of American Christian Fiction Writers.
Today, one year later, I also received another rejection from a publisher that had requested revisions. For the first time in my writing career, I didn't feel the pain of rejection that I usually feel. If I didn't know better, I would claim that I'm just becoming immune to it after all these years, but I do know better. I know that isn't the case. I feel a peace and a trust that I didn't have before.
I have given my writing over to the Lord. If it wasn't meant for me to be published by that particular publisher then I'm okay with it. I know God will bring about the circumstances to match me up with the right publisher for my writing style. During my three years sabatical from writing, God taught me that sometimes timing is everything. You cannot reap a harvest when you are in a planting season. Right now I am in a season of restoration in my personal life--spiritually, emotionally, financially, perhaps in my writing life as well. I've only been writing a year since my three years of nothing. I look forward to the things God has planned for my writing career. I will keep writing and keep submitting, until my season of publication comes.
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