A month ago I participated in an exciting event that helped launch a book that I spent three years writing. It felt amazing to finally hold a long-awaited copy in my hand. As I look forward to the day when it will go live on Amazon and other venues, my imagination goes wild with the possibilities of what God might do with this book. Now, however, that excitement is being replaced with uncertainty? Why? Because I have no idea what is next for me.
I am in the editing phase of a story for Christmas Series, but beyond that, my writing future is a mystery. I’ve never been a big fan of mysteries, particularly when I’m the main character and have little or no say in the plot twists.
This afternoon, however, I decided that I do have a say; I can either see the question “What’s next for me” as terrifying or thrilling. I have the choice to panic or sit back and wait for the surprise. Today, once again, I am asking God to deepen my appreciation for mysteries, particularly those that star Him as the hero who gets to call all the shots and me as the supporting character. I pray that He will help me to remember that He knows what He is doing, even when the next chapter includes nothing more than a blank page with a giant question mark at the top.
What about you? Are you enjoying the mystery of your writing life, or life in general?