Today's blog comes to us from June Foster. Read all the way to the end to discover the contest for commenters.
For seven or eight years I had a story incubating in my mind. I even visualized the scenes and the characters. You may not think that so unusual, but I'd never had an interest in writing--much less a romance. End time prophesies intrigued me. I read every single one of the Left Behind Series.
All this retired school teacher wanted to do was travel in an RV with her husband, doing all the touristy things. But God had a different plan. In November of 2009, I told my daughter about the story. She made a remark which was the spark the Lord used. "Why don't you write it, Mom?"
I went home that day and knew my life had changed forever. I got a new Toshiba laptop, a Sprint air card, and a printer. My husband and I set out on our latest RV adventure on January 1, 2010. My dear spouse took the couch out of the RV and replaced it with a writing table and file cabinets. I purchased every "how to" book I could get my hands on, and I joined American Christian Fiction Writers and its critique group, Scribes.
I think at first, my husband scratched his head and figured I was going through a "phase," a post-midlife crisis. But when I continued to pound the keys of my computer, he became convinced. And supportive. He helps me considerably with facts, details, and even plot ideas.
Now the Lord has blessed me with publication of five of my six novels. The first one, the story that lurked for so long, is not published yet. But I'm praying for God's open doors.
I think the reason I'm so thankful for this is the assurance that God does intervene in our lives. And when He wants to take us in the opposite direction from the way we were going, He gives us the grace to do it. He is sovereign.
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