There have been days I’ve been ready to throw in the towel. I tell ya, having slow, low or no internet can really mess with an indie-publisher’s life. Compound with a file crash last Thursday morning that pretty much took me all the way back to square one. I mean, Thursday and Friday I didn’t even get on the computer except for about 10 minutes of Facebook time in my writing group. I was so mad at technology, lol.
But, one thing about redoing, redoing, and redoing is eventually I WILL get it to the point it’s the BOOK God wants it to be!
This book is coming..I don’t know when. I should have already had it submitted and awaiting a first print proof copy. But, I can’t live in should-ville because that’s a messy place to take up camp.
Instead, I proceed onward. And today, I really started feeling this Devotional book come together. Pieces of it that I’ve struggled with..well, let’s just say no more struggle. I’m just imperfectly DOING it.
The link is the book trailer I made last Wednesday. I struggled with NOT putting a date for “coming soon, coming “date”, etc…” But, I decided then I didn’t know exactly when. Then that file crash happened and NOW I can see the wisdom in my hesitancy to commit to an exact date. HAD I done that, I would be in stressed panic-mode right now.
So, to the one who’s frustrated. Things aren’t going as planned…remember this little nugget.
Contrary to popular belief, God is not a God of easy open doors. Many times as Christians (fingers pointing back at me) we pray and ask for God to open a door, and then we plop down and wait.
We rob ourselves of the blessing because we wait for the open door. I think God expects to start walking, start doing, and do it again, and again, and again…and he WILL make a way…. the walls may tumble down, the roof may open, and the whale’s mouth may vomit ya up….But, God makes a way..and many times that’s by the sweat of our brow…or the pounding of the keyboard. =)