Wisdom and Folly Continued…

I have a goal.

To finish my Wisdom and Folly story before this baby gets here.

That means I’ve got 12 weeks to complete and post 12 chapters.

My original plan was to complete the saga after baby girl arrived, but, once again, God changed my plans.

Just in case you don’t remember, I had written roughly a chapter a week for 18 weeks (I know I took a few weeks off somewhere in there), then went to a writer’s conference.

I spoke with a lovely (she was wonderful!) publishing house editor who advised me to stop posting it for free if I ever wanted it published.

That really threw me.

I asked for your advice, and so many of you said, “If God told you to write and post it, then DO IT!!!”

I didn’t listen.

I was so stymied by those who suggested I stop writing, revamp it, and find a way to sell it.

Well, God had other plans. (And apparently the first thing He told me is what He meant! Imagine that!) ;)

Recently, I’ve been working hard on getting my Zombie Takeover novel ready for self-publishing.

I’ve had my book professionally edited, hired a cover artist, been working on back cover copy, bio, ISBNs, and interior layout for both ebook and print versions, and even took a month-long course so I can make it look professional! No way do I want to publish something half-done!

But God told me a four letter word I hate.

“Wait.”

“What? Seriously? I’ve done so much to get my book on the market, YOU led me toward self-publishing, and now You tell me to wait???”

His response made me feel terrible. And I mean terrible.

“I told you to write Wisdom and Folly.”

My heart sank.

That editor is completely right. If I wanted to get Wisdom and Folly traditionally published, I would need to pull it from my website, rewrite it completely, then submit it to publishers.

That’s not what God wants.

So, out of obedience, I am going to try my very best to complete this story before my precious little one arrives, and let Him tell me when it’s okay to publish Zombie Takeover.

I must remember–I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!

I will still share my cover with you. I will still layout my book and complete every step I know to get my book ready for publication.

But I am in no way publishing it until I feel my Maker’s release.

It is heartbreaking, but also so utterly freeing and joyous to see where He wants this to go.

Please forgive me for not listening sooner.

Okay, that’s it! I love you all and I pray He can still use my story for His purpose.

Until next time!

In Him,

Michele

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3 Thoughts on “Wisdom and Folly Continued…

  1. I love the way you are willing to wait for “the Maker”. Love that description, too! I have thoroughly enjoyed the story, and much of it has stuck with me and I’ve pondered it over and over. Minor theological nit-pic on the gender of the angels, but artistic license is in play. :-)

    Thank you for being willing to be willing. That is always our first step.

    Jerry

  2. Following Him is not always easy, but so worth it. i hate those checks too. i echo Jerry: Thank you for being willing. Philippians 2:12-16

  3. Thank you both so much! Excellent verse, Valerie!

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