My younger brother was the best man at my wedding; when he visited before the wedding, he read a few of the writing projects I had started on (this was back in 2008), and his favorite was the fantasy story I had started; he actually seemed pretty excited about. When he died a little over a year later, I determined that I would finish the story at some point.
Last week I finished my last book project (Discerning the Antichrist); you can find it, and my other book (More than a Prophet) on Amazon (both non-fic – linked for convenience). Taking the opportunity afforded in the current global situation, I am looking at completing the fantasy novel as my next writing project.
As the content extant is twelve years old, I see that there will be a need for some good deal of re-writing, and editing of the present content. Actually, I think a fair amount of it is publishable as-is, but I will want to work re-structuring, and I may somewhat alter the direction, that sort of thing.
Now that I’ve written a couple of non-fiction books, we’ll see if I can manage the feat of fiction (there seem to be a good deal of different difficulties between writing non-fiction, and fiction). This week I have been trying to immerse myself in the established word (it is not Tolkien-esque fantasy with elves and dwarves and such) so as to obtain the vision for it, and get back into the mindset I was in when I first started writing it.
As a writer of independent, self-published biblical non-fiction, I’m pretty much rolling in the dough – I mean, I’ve made like $10 this month from my books so I’ve pretty much got it made in the shade, baby! B) (that’s, um… sarcasm).
As my situation, as well as the global one, seems to be pretty up-in-the air at the moment, I’ll take this a day at a time, and work toward the finish line. I was recently inspired by Chuck Norris’ autobiography ‘Against all Odds;’ the main thing I walked away from it with was maybe a standard motivational message: if you intend to do anything, you have to do it with all you’ve got, and not be discouraged by negativity from within or without. (‘Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.’ (Eccl 9:10))
As mentioned, I have determined to finish this one at some point in my life, the Lord may be opening that opportunity given the situation (we’ll see).
My hope is to really dive in to the project beginning next week. As I’ve never written a full novel before I’m really not sure what to estimate in terms of timeframe for completion, even if I am able to write on it full time, but I’ll try to keep you posted, and make occasional other posts as I find the time.
As always, prayers are appreciated; thanks for stopping by!