Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Can you believe Summer is almost over?
I can't believe it. Today is July 31. Only one more month left before the kids go back to school, before the leaves start to fall and I can concentrate! That's right, I did say concentrate. On my writing. I love that during the summer I get to spend so much time with my kids and we do fun things and they go to camps(which is my only time to get any writing in during the three months of no school). But when then sun is shining its really hard to sit inside at a desk and write. I have a laptop and an alpha smart that can allow me to be moblie but I'd rather being out playing tennis with my son or gardening or taking hikes in the forest or swimming with daughter. Here in the Pacific Northwest summer is very precious because the rest of the year its raining. Usually, anyway. This has been a strange year. Last Feburary we had sunny days that rivaled any summer day. This summer we've had more rain than sun. Strange. But life is strange and yet God is always good. This is the sentiment I always remember as I'm writing my suspense books. I'm currently working on a book titled Double Jeorardy that will be out in summer 2008. As part of my research for this book I'm reading a book about the Witness Security Protection Program. Ideas for other stories keep clamoring for attention but I have to stay focused on the one I'm writing now where my herione is in the WitSec Program. I think it would be a hard life to live for someone of faith, always having to be careful not to let anyone know who you really are, yet trying to live a life that brings glory to God. My herione is just beginning to feel the push pull of wanting to tell the truth but also wanting to stay alive. The question will become does she trust God and His plan for her life? That's a question we all have to ask ourselves. A question I at times struggle with. But as the summer turns to fall and my deadlines loom closer and life starts spinning out of my control, I hope that I'll always be able to say yes, I trust God and His plan for my life. And I hope the same for you.