08 May 2013

What's up Wednesday

Jaime Morrow hosts the weekly What's Up Wednesday blog hop, it's a great idea to help you jump-start your blogging week. Not only that, but it's a great way to find more reading material and fresh blogs. Follow the link to her blog to join in!

What I'm reading


I'm still working on Madeleine L'Engle's Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art. It's something I like to read slowly, some passages over and over so they sink in. The section I read yesterday was about suffering. It was challenging because she takes a positive view of the things that hurt and make us stumble. May our suffering have a purpose!

What I'm writing


I'm also still working on my short story called "Dystopolis" (it's still posted here on my blog - start here). I'd like to have it up for sale this month, and soon, but there are so many things I have to do in order for that to happen!

I started on chapter six of the first draft of my second book this week. It's slow going, but I had a breakthrough with where to go with some of the characters, so I'm encouraged.

What else I've been up to


The weather has been nice and we're spending a lot of time outside. Our three boys love to tumble around (literally), and we are preparing to paint our house. *sigh*

I can see summer vacation, almost touch it with my fingertips...

What inspires me right now


My daily walk through the Psalms had me at number 39 this morning. The prayer that the LORD would "make me know my end and what is the measure of my days," is convicting and powerful. To put on a humble attitude because I "know how fleeting I am" is where I'd like to be before our Creator. That's also where I'd like to be when I sit down to write. If I'm not humbled enough to quiet myself, I won't hear the inspiration from him at all.

What's up with your Wednesday?


Colin Smith said...

If we truly had a sense of how fleeting we are, I think we'd waste a lot less of our time on things that really don't matter. I'd've probably written a lot more than I have... *sigh*

All the best with novel #2! :)

Jaime Morrow said...

Sounds like you're making great progress on your first draft. I can't wait to get back to drafting mode with a new story. It feels like I've stuck in revisions for ages now. I've really been enjoying the sunnier days too. That being said, I need to get outside and enjoy them more! :-)

Erin L. Funk said...

That's great that you had a story breakthrough. And I hear you about the house painting. We practically gutted our house three years ago, and we're still doing renovations. Hope your writing continues to go well.

Kelly Loy Gilbert said...

"Dystopolis" is SUCH a great title--I love it. And what an encouraging passage from that Psalm!

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