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Who says there can’t be a Lutheran mummy book?

Not me! I have this super great idea of a  mummy book I could write! Delving into how Christians could handle death “nearing extinction,” as well as how would the human heart and mind process coming back from the dead and realizing one’s gods were false!

Part of me wants to share the cool little details I’ve come up, and a larger part of me laughs to think of others playing around with mummy ideas, too. 🙂

Don’t worry. I doubt I have the heart or the scarab to write such a thing. I SURE don’t have a science angle to adequately suit sci fi readers. Still, I’m enjoying pondering it and just maybe . . . someday . . .

Until then, happy reading & writing!

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Concept of Time

Thanks for the comments on yesterday’s post. As I’ve continued to think about the topic, it’s occurred to me that, as sinners, we are so quick to look to “normal.” What do we consider normal? An ongoing pretty good situation that can handle rather trivial chances in scenario. I’m thinking “normal” relates to our understanding of God and the extent of our need for God! Sadly, people don’t want to need God in a normal, ongoing way.

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A Wall

“Is she a wall?” There. I’ve asked it. What’s more, I’m pursuing it! But what in the world am I talking about?! My daughter and Song of Solomon 8:8b-9:

“What shall we do for our sister
on the day when she is spoken for?
If she is a wall,
we will build on her a battlement of silver,
but if she is a door,
we will enclose her with boards of cedar” (Song of Solomon 8:8b-9).

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Stoned

A bit of free verse today, inspired in part by last Sunday’s Bible study. (Yep–it’s still on my mind.) I tried to follow both literal and figurative stones in Scripture to that Stone who was, in a sense, stoned into His tomb and then resurrected to be the Cornerstone, the Living Stone and Rock of our Salvation.

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Finding your genre(s)

Agents often hear from people who think they can write across genre lines–doing it all–and, well, it doesn’t sound like agents ever believe it. Makes sense. It takes more discipline to do one thing well than it does to try various things for shorter amounts of time. And, if an author can’t self-critique well, they may not be ready for an agent yet. So, my question for you is how did you go about finding your genre(s)?

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Early Feedback

True story. So far every single one of my early readers suggested changing different things. 🙂 No overlap whatsoever. But you know what I especially love? In addition to the support and encourage I received, I love the inspiration that comes from other people’s thoughts and reactions. That is powerful stuff. Evidence of just how much we benefit from God’s blessings of community, friendship, and teamwork.

Thanks guys! And, thank you, Lord!

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Early Manuscript Readers

I have a manuscript about ready for me to work up a proposal. It’s another children’s book, and the largest hurdle, as always, will be image ideas. What amuses me some is how I have my husband read it through for theological concerns and then my oldest daughter for readability. 🙂 This time she had me add back a few words I’d crossed out! LOL Not all but some.

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Luther’d have trouble, too

Usually I pride myself on being a reasonable person. Sure, I kind of try to do it all–I aim for Superwoman. Still, yesterday I was very depressed about my project and trying to be a writer in general. My kind, calming husband pointed out that Luther’d have trouble, too, these days.

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Overarching?

I am so torn about whether the illustrations in children’s books need to have an overarching story in and of themselves or not. SO TORN!

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Outside Lutheran publishing

When I pursued my MA in theology at Concordia Theological Seminary, sometimes I’d get annoyed at all the non-Lutheran books we were reading. I wanted to read all the good stuff before I had to discern other lenses. I’ve learned a few things since then. First, a person needs to discern no matter who the publisher is. Second, some people look down on books from outside Lutheran publishing no matter what. Lutherans can be so “Lutheran-focused” that good stuff can slip right by.

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