My first typewriteR; picture of MS RestoRation, where I lived for 14 months
It is the deepest desire of every writer, the one we never admit or even dare to speak of: to write a book we can leave as a legacy. And although it is sometimes easy to forget, wanting to be a writer is not about reviews or advances or how many copies are printed or sold. It is much simpler than that, and much more passionate. If you do it right, and if they publish it, you may actually leave something behind that can last forever. ~ Alice Hoffman, from the New York Times
I read this quote the other day while I was waiting for a call from my publisher. The woRds reminded me of why I wRote my book, Lady and the Sea.
I beLeaf that this year--my 65th--is my year for bReakthroughs. Lots of fun things ahead that I can't talk about yet. Our favoRite daughteR is getting married in November, and our other favoRite daughteR is...well, can't say yet, but it's all good! And me? right now I'm heading back to the 'drawing board' to do some last minute tweaking before I send my manuscRipt off to the publisheR.
Yes, exciting days, busy days...wouldn't trade the jouRney for anything. I'm following God's leading, holding Jesus' hand, and really doing my best to obey the Holy SpiRit. Isn't that what this season--Lent, PassoveR, & Easter--is all about?
Don't push things to happen...let them come about in the right season. Enjoy your jouRney. May the peace of God and the joy of Jesus be youRs today.
Oceans of blessings, ShaRon