I was excited this spring to connect with an agent, Jenn, who is interested in my new manuscript, Jubilee and the Stinky Fish. As a matter of fact, Jenn gave me the title.
Jenn's been available and extremely helpful. After several emails, and checking submission guidelines, I was excited to share my manuscript.
And then war was declared.
Before sharing Jubilee with editors for a synopsis and cleanup, I spent hours combing it for content and grammatical errors.
Does this scream "novice"to you? Or just not quite bright?
I stopped staring at the computer screen, and did what I should have done to start with. I prayed for the characters in Jubilee and the Stinky Fish. I prayed that their stories would resonate with the love of Christ.
I also prayed for Jenn and the editors, thanking God for the journeys that have brought us to this intersection. I prayed for the kids whose lives I hoped to impact for Jesus.
God's Word brought clarity about our quests for perfection, and His will for each of us.
Do your best to be the kind of person God will accept, and give yourself to him. Be a worker who has no reason to be ashamed of his work, one who applies the true teaching in the right way.
2 Timothy 2:15 ERV
My brothers and sisters, God called you and chose you to be his. Do your best to live in a way that shows you really are God’s called and chosen people. If you do all this, you will never fall.
2 Peter 1:10 ERV
In a few short days, the editors returned my manuscript. They were both gracious with their constructive criticism and positive feedback.
Dear Reader, what lessons are you learning and working on during your journey? Frankly, it's too soon for me to say if it's more about the journey or the goal for me. What about you? Where are you finding the most satisfaction?