On Friday I posted a photo of my little office- the room I'm spending most of my life in right now.
You see, I'm working on another book! Yep, it's true.
What is this book about, you ask?
Well, it's a book about finding new purpose as you work through the uncertainties of transitioning from one season of life into another (remember I've gone from being a busy mom to an empty-nester).
It's about experiencing the pain of failure and disappointment, and discovering that these things make a way for a deeper, more joyful spiritual life.
It's got donkeys, and funny stories, and some deeply personal things that I've never shared before.
I've cried my eyes out, and laughed myself silly....and I've also done plenty of beating my head against the keyboard trying to get this book written.
Just for fun, here is a photo of my "idea" wall - color-coded post-it notes with words or phrases to jog my memory or keep me focused. I find that I need a big visual board to help me see the direction I'm supposed to go.
Did I mention the book has donkeys?
Well of course there is Flash, and his little friend Henry. They are my walking companions and sounding boards. Without them, I wouldn't have a story to tell.
I will be writing all summer long, so if I have a far-away look in my eyes or you don't hear from me for days on end, you now know the reason why.
If you feel so inclined to pray for me, I would really love that. I so want to tell a good story, one that will capture my readers and inspire them to see their own circumstances in a new light, and I need God's help to do it.
Thank you to all of you dear people who keep buying and sharing my first book. You inspire me with your comments, emails and Amazon reviews!
I'm thinking of you every single day as I write.