I Have Exciting News!

I’m bursting with news!

The Hand Off
The Hand Off

My fourth manuscript is in the Editor’s hands. That’s right! I have finished the sequel to Going the Distance. I still don’t have a name for this body of work or a cover, but it is coming. I’m very relieved to have this task completed, and I’m taking a much-needed break—for at least a day or two—from writing.

Now you may say, “If you’re taking a break from writing, then why this blog?” That’s an excellent question. To clarify, I am taking a break from writing books. You may also note that above I stated “for a few days.”

I can breathe again!!!

It’s amazing the freedom I feel to be able to sit and read a book, watch TV, go for a walk with my husband, spend time with the girls laughing and joking, and see my friends—all without guilt. You may remember in a earlier blog, that I mentioned I had a well-oiled guilt machine. Of all the targets that the machine has been directed at, I’m often the one in the bullseye. Most of my guilt is self-inflicted, because I don’t know how to play and relax anymore (to the great frustration of my husband).

Did you know that God is okay with rest and relaxation? Even He relaxed on the seventh day after He created everything. Genesis 2:2-3 says

By the seventh day God completed His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.

Isn’t it good to know that not only does God condone rest, but He encourages it! He cares for His creation, especially us. So when you’re working for hours on end, just remember that if God—Who created everything in six days—can rest, then don’t you think we should too?

God bless your rest, and keep you all!

P.S. As you know, I’ve been posting chapters from Going the Distance in anticipation of the sequel I’m hoping to release by the end of July. Enjoy chapter 6!

Chapter 6 – Samantha’s Story

 

Tell me what you think!