During this time of editing my novel, I am learning quite a bit. I am learning that I don't know nuttin bout writin no novel. I am learning that I have a lot to learn and that, chances are, I will never stop learning no matter how long I keep at this. I am learning that the difference between wanting to quit and actually quitting is just a phone call or email from a friend saying, "You can do it!" I am learning that I don't have to have the answers. I can pray and ask God for them and He will supply what I need, when I need it. It might be encouragement, information, or that perfect word or idea that has been eluding me. I am learning that writing this novel is the hardest thing I have ever done. It is taking so much more out of me than I anticipated. And yet, I am seeing God at work in a whole new way. In another post I will share two specific things He has done recently. But for today I just wanted to say that, when this book comes out and you hold it in your hands (I hope you will want to hold it in your hands!), remember this: I can't take not one ounce of credit. Other than showing up, I did very little. God used His wisdom and His people to accomplish this book through me, in spite of me.
I have learned that most of all.