Wednesday, March 3, 2010

From NO to YES part 1

Although I know it's rude, I always want to guffaw when a non-writer says, “You should write a book,” like they’d say, “You should eat another chocolate.”

For several years, sweet, loyal readers of my newspaper column told me this. I usually answered, “No, I shouldn’t.”

Then I’d laugh, “It takes a galaxy of work and time to write a book, then attempt to get it published.”

They’d laugh along with me. But I knew they didn’t understand. I’d think, “They have no idea.”

Then one day the Lord grabbed my attention in a surprising way, forcing me to reconsider.

Please join me Friday to discover how God turned my “No” to a “Yes.”


  1. I'll be here Friday! And you're right, most people, including myself, have no clue what it takes. Like another chocolate...LOL that was a great line.

  2. Hope you are having an awesome week.
    Blessings, andrea

  3. Can't wait to hear the rest of the story!

    Did you return rested and rejuvenated????


  4. I bet I'll be smiling or laughing with your story come Friday! :O)

  5. Such a cute border.

    My trouble is sifting the ideas. I have so many and I have to work through which ones would make the best books and are worth the time investment.

    Can't wait to read more.
    ~ Wendy

  6. I can't wait to hear this! God has a unique way of getting our attention doesn't He!

    I said No for two years. Look at me now!

  7. Too true, too true. People are starting to stop asking me when my book is "coming out" - like I just send it to my pub of choice and BAM! they publish it! :)

  8. Looking forward to the rest of the story. :)

  9. Can't wait to read that!

    I've learned not to say "never". Whenever I do, it seems like God says, "Wanna bet? Watch this!" :0)

  10. You big tease!!! Of course I'll be back. I love your new wallpaper. I dragged my daughter over to gawk at how cute it is. Are you Irish? My husband is part.

  11. Hi, Jeanette~

    How do you keep a blonds in suspense? You'll tell me Friday! lol

    I look forward to reading!


  12. I will be interested to hear this story.

  13. Ha! Yeah, I'm getting people now who say, "You wrote a book? Oh! I've always wanted to write a book. Have any advice?" And I want to say, "Run!" lol Ah, the writer's life. I wouldn't trade it for the world! :D

  14. T Anne (and others): Yes, I am part Irish, on my mother's side. My grandmother was a Kelly.

    I love this wallpaper, too!

  15. This is Friday and I'm goinf to keep on reading. You are a sly one.

  16. Jen:
    I know what you mean. A friend at church said something one night about her writing a romance novel.
    A few weeks later, she asked me how my book was coming. I had to answer her, "Slow."


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