This is an old blog that I started in 2006. I keep it because it has a lot of historical data and people still come here. As of September 2016, no new updates will be made here. All new blog posts and writing/publishing related news will be posted over on my new site at www.jenniferhudsontaylor.net.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Whispers from God

God is nudging me toward a new writing path. While I have always written historicals, and will probably always write historicals between other projects, God is stretching me into contemporary women's fiction. I thought this new story would be awkward and hard to write and so I waited thirteen years before starting it. Now it seems to be taking shape on its own.

I can relate to the main characters in this story more than I've ever related to other characters in my previous stories. I think its because I know what they're feeling as they pray for their daughter's life, and they walk the hospital halls, waiting patiently for news, any news. They go through sleepless nights and weary days seeking and searching for answers. They fear a parent's worst nightmare.

I know God is leading me to delve deep into my past experiences to create stories that may speak to others, letting them know they aren't alone, and perhaps help them begin the process of healing. I fear mentally going back and facing those dark places in my life. When I expressed this to God, He whispered, "My love is stronger than your fear."

Whoa! Isn't that powerful? Immediately, I had peace about this new journey I've already started. He will lead and carry me.

"There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love." 1 John 4:18

3 comments:

I want to encourage you to keep going down this path. I can't wait to read it. I think it's such a good idea:-) I think you are going to do well in this arena.
Angie

Hello Jennifer. I found your blog using the random feature with CWO. I too, have a blog, and I love to write, but not at the level you do, obviously! So you are published? It must take a tremendous amount of work to do the research for your historicals. I have bookmarked you for future visits! Barb

Thanks for the encouragement, Angie!

Mrs. Miles, thank you for visiting my blog. I love CWO. Thank you for bookmarking my site and I hope to hear from you again.

Jennifer