Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Sorry for the absence

Hi everyone. I'm sorry I've been away from blogging for so long. I feel guilty about it - I really do. We were away for three days and the rest of the time my life has just been too complex to focus on writing something. I'm sure it wouldn't be too complex for the average person; I'm sure it's just me.

There are many things I'd like to share here. Have been reading some very good things in Philip Yancey's Prayer. Perhaps tomorrow.

My new book, A Firm Place to Stand, should be out within two months and I'm getting nervous. What if I overlooked something and left in some terrible, embarrassing errors? I just have a very uneasy feeling about it. For you who've had books published: Is that a normal way to be feeling?

And then there's all the stuff that will go with the publication: interviews (I hope), public speaking engagements (I hope), book signings (hoping I can do something about my dreadful tremors). But all of this is terribly stressful stuff, isn't it? I hope my moods will co-operate. I'm starting to feel stressed right now - this minute - just thinking about it.

I know, though, that there's only one way to deal with this: Remember that this is God's work I'm doing, and not mine at all. I'm only a footsoldier. He's doing the big job. All I have to do is put myself in his hands and trust him to lead me where I should go - do what he gives me to do, one little thing at a time. I need to pray.

Just so glad to be back writing here again. Thank you all for visiting.


Bipolar Wellness Writer said...

Dear Marja,
Glad you're back. Yes, all the stress regarding having a book published is real. I love to write; I hate to publicize my books. Alas...


Nancie said...

Dear Marja,

Glad you had a break. It's wonderful once in a while to take a break. Good to have you back.

I am praying for you. May the Lord bless your labours of love and give you strength and grace to manage the challenges ahead. Take care.


P.J. said...

Hey Marja! I missed you, and wondered how you are doing!! I still checked by here everyday... just in case ;) Don't feel guilty, we love you anyway and appreciate any time you do post.

I'll keep you in my prayers regarding your book. You are right, it is God's and He'll take care of the details.

marja said...

Thanks Susan, So glad I'm not alone in feeling this anxiety.

Thanks for you prayers, Nancie. I'll soon come visit you as well.

Paula Joy, Thank you for your prayers as well. So good to know I'm missed. That encourages me to stay in touch.