Okay, so I don’t really have ants in my pants. It’s really a cross between ants and butterflies. Let’s just say if I weren’t somewhat restrained by logic and good sense, I’d be jumping out of my seat right about now!
Today’s the day my book proposal will make its first move out into the big world to see whether the rest of the world is ready for it. I won’t have a full update until tomorrow, so I’m planning a special Part II to share more when I know more. But at the very least, I thought I would quell my raw nerves by writing what I’m experiencing right now. That’s what writers do, after all, as you all know. When we have extra energy, thoughts, emotions, we put them to paper! It’s cathartic to us, and hopefully brings something of value to others, too.
So here’s the skinny: at 2 p.m. today (CST), a group of editors will gather hundreds of miles from where I sit to hear one of them (my advocate in this project) make the case for the book idea we’ve been tossing about the past several months. I’m excited and feel positive about things, but of course, nothing is ever certain until that contract appears and is signed.
Perhaps most important of all in this is that I have risked sharing bits of this journey publicly in order to garner prayer support, and you have come through for me. I need to thank you for that regardless of how this turns out. For example, my dear spiritual mentor, Linda, told me she will be at Mass today at the appointed hour, and that my project will be foremost on her mind. My friend Donna-Marie shared today that she brought my project before God in prayer on Friday in a very intense way. And just a few minutes ago, my best writer-mama-pal Mary wrote this in an email: Cool! Tick, tick, tick….watching the clock with you!
It’s a wonderful feeling knowing I’m not in this alone. And I’ve assured my editor of the same. I’ve got my writer friends, family, and spiritual warriors all holding this up in prayer, not to mention the one who would be the main subject of the book. As I hope to share soon, her pull in this is both vital and powerful.
Perhaps the most comforting thought of all is that God already knows the outcome, as well as what I and others need through this project. If it is indeed part of His will, if good will come of it, it will happen. I’ve handed it over to Him in a huge way, and through that, I know that however it turns out will be what’s best.
Peace be with you all, and I’ll be back at some point tomorrow with an update, hopefully!
Q4U: What have you been waiting on lately?