Life as a writer is....
Learning to balance.
And this week I figured out my favorite part.
My favorite thing about writing is this-
When my reality stinks and I'm tired of living in this world, I can turn my mind into the reality of my writing. I can turn my mind around and live in the world of Chrissy and Carter. The world that is right now taking place in Uganda with chocolate babies and fictional characters that are more than real to me.
As a writer- my mind is constantly in two worlds, two different realities. And however odd this sounds, it's really happening.
I'll be sitting at the kitchen table, doing math, and all of the sudden I can see a scene happening in my head, as if it's happening right before my eyes. I can hear the conversation, feel people's emotions.
And I find it beautiful.
On horrible days, I go to Chrissy's world, shaping characters, figuring out plot points, seeing the beauty in her life.
Then I think, doesn't God feel the same way? He's already shaped my story- and it's grander than anything I could ever come up with on my own.
Through writing, somehow I can get a glimpse of how the Grand Author has already shaped my life, my character, my story.
It makes me SO thankful that I'm not in control of my life. Because even on the bad days, or hard weeks, I know it will get better.
I'm thankful today for being an author. For this gift He has given me and the two realities I can find myself in.
Though some days it's frustrating...because I'll be somewhere and feel this wave of creativity move in, and I can't write...it's also so beautiful.
And I love it.
I also can't wait for the day when you get to read book #1, which is now completed.
I'm just praying about what to do next.
And I have no doubt that because He's in control of it all, it will be beautiful.