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Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Let's all welcome Linore Rose Burkard
The strange thing about having written a first book that 71 people have already given five-star reviews to on Amazon, is that they expect your next book to be just as good. So, as a writer, you say a prayer (or two), give it what you can, do your best, and then send it out to the world. And hold your breath. The wonderful reviews that are starting to trickle in are, therefore, as I said, a relief.
I suppose I should have trusted, on some level, that the book couldn't be THAT bad--as a Christian writer, I believe my talents come from God; and He gives "without repentance." In other words, He doesn't change his mind, or go back on His word, or take away a talent He has created in you. Interestingly, the Bible says that when you have trusted Jesus Christ with your
soul, He is "the author and finisher of your faith." God is MY author! (Good thing He doesn't have to stir up trouble for me just to keep the pages turning, as I must do for my characters! )
I'm also happy to know that He's already seen the ending of my story, and He's got it all under control. : )
Right now I'm working on the next book in this Regency Series, and it's a little easier to trust that my gift is still intact.
The process (or stages) of writing are also more familiar to me. I don't have to know before I start every little thing that will happen during the story. Part of the fun of writing, for me anyway, is to discover what the characters will be up to as I move forward with their tale. I hope it continues to be fun for my readers, too.