Today’s post is an interview with Lutheran author and economist, Ray Keating, who is well-known for his Pastor Stephen Grant series. His novels were some of the first Lutherans novels I ever read, and I often smile to see new installments coming out. And, now, he is producing a podcast, Ray Keating’s Authors and Entrepreneurs!
Hello! I’m going to turn my attention to the topic of writing freedom for an upcoming series. Have questions, concerns, and ethical quandaries you’d like me to address? Just let me know. I hope to write up a full week’s worth of posts and dedicate the week of February 12-16th to them.
Sometimes a girl has to rearrange furniture. I have no idea why, and for me it is rare, but sometimes moving one’s bed also dislodges the broadband cord without a person realizing it. 🙂 For nearly two days. So this post will be a bit shorter than I’d hoped. (You know, I hoped to have profound thoughts to share rather than just thoughts.) Anyway, I’ve been reading Proverbs and a few verses particularly stood out to me as a writer.
Many warm and heartfelt congratulations to Marie MacPherson on two brand new arrivals! Both were labors of love involving plenty of labor! She’s just had a wonderful baby boy, Teddy, and she’s just released her second book, Meditations on the Vocation of Motherhood, Volume 1: Old Testament!
I forget if I’ve mentioned this, but I’ve sought out another agent. That means I’ve entered another period of waiting even though I had previously planned to submit a new proposal February 1st! What was I thinking?! I feel like I’ve put myself on hold!
Ladies and gentlemen, a gentle reminder that there is time: time to eat, drink, and brush your teeth. There is time to slow down so you can catch your temper. There is time to get away and be by yourself, even if it’s just a few extra moments in the bathroom, 😉 And, there is time to think through a few sentences to try to make them beautiful, clever, succinct, or whatever other goal you may have for your writing.
There are two real problems with living life like a Choose Your Own Adventure series. First, it cultivates what if’s/regret/uncertainty/endless possibilities for overthinking. Second, who would EVER choose to clean their bathroom? It’s just not realistic and, frankly, self-centered.
So many great choices! Good! But, welp, gotta pay attention to all those non-adventures, too.
A happy weekend to you, reading, writing, editing, formatting, cleaning, etc. I’m optimistic I’ll finish up Pilgrim’s Progress. 🙂 And, lots of cleaning.
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.