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Wednesday, July 6

I See a Blockage In My Future....

You may or may not know that I have written a children's book. I sent it into a publisher some time ago, but have not heard back from them yet. These things take time, and I am in no hurry. I definitely don't expect to be some big-time author or anything. I just think it would be nice to have a book on our shelf that my children can read, knowing that it was written specifically for them by their mother. I want it to have bright, exciting pictures and make them laugh and bounce and have fun!

Anyway, I suffer from writer's block quite often. That book took me 2 years to complete. Before I finished it I started on an idea for a second book. I've been throwing around ideas for the second book for about a year, but have only managed to write down a few actual sentences. The other night I felt a sudden urge to really put some genuine effort into finishing that book. So, now comes the hard part....

Making my brain think about what I want it to think about, rather than the random nonsense that fills it on a regular basis.

Sometimes my imagination just stalls. I wish I could remember the types of things I used to think about as a child. Thankfully, I have my own children to observe and learn from.

Even though writer's block will likely be a struggle...I enjoy writing. That's why I do it. Eventually I'll finish the book, and published or not, I will be happy with it - and hopefully my kids will too!

On to the challenge!!!


Nancy said...

Lisa, you don't know me. I just happened to find your blog in a round about way, but I feel really blessed that I did. You and I have had similiar experiences at nearly the same time. On January 31st of this year I gave birth to a baby girl, we lost her twin brother at 16 weeks gestation. It was a very difficult thing for me but one thing that made it harder for me was not having anyone to talk to who could totally relate to my pain. When I read your blog today I felt as though I was reading my own thoughts. I am so sorry for your loss, but thank you for sharing your thoughts and feelings. Maybe my Zachary and your Peter are friends on the other side of the veil. Maybe even mission companions. :)I'm so greatful for an eternal perpective, can you imagine experiencing this trial without one? We really are blessed. Thanks again for sharing your testimony and your thought about your little Peter. I needed to know there was someone else like me out there.

Lisa said...

Oh Nancy, thank you so much! I can't believe how close of a time frame our stories took place! I appreciate what you said so much, thank you for commenting. I absolutely can't imagine going through all that without an eternal perspective. Actually, I can't imagine going through most things in life without that perspective. What an amazing blessing knowledge is! Maybe our boys are missionaries together :) There calling was obviously very important and I have no doubt that they are serving the Lord in some way. Thank you so much Nancy! Oh, and your baby girl is beautiful!