I must have started this blog fifteen times. I’d write a word or a line, then delete it. All because I’m trying to think of something new and clever to say about the fact that we’re facing a new year. But you know what? There isn’t really anything new to say. Sure, publishing has changed, and will continue to change. Yes, books are being published and will continue to be published. How that will happen may change, but there is a fact that won’t ever change:
Publishing is about Story.
Fiction, nonfiction, it doesn’t matter. It’s all about story. About sharing our hearts and experiences and ideas with our readers. About communicating a message that God has planted deep in our hearts in the hopes that we will challenge, encourage, inspire…and maybe change some lives for the better. We write because God has whispered a truth to us, and done so in a way that we know it needs to be shared. So today, let’s welcome 2015 by sharing that God-whisper.
Share the truth God put inside you, the core of your writing. And then let’s pray for each other. Let’s cover our fellow writers in prayer. I can’t think of a better way to start a new year.
My truth? That we must embrace the deep places in our lives, for God uses them to refine us, to make us into clearer reflections of His Son.