Caravan Sonnet: Writing... Editing... Writing... Cover Design... Illustrations... and more Writing

11/5/14

Writing... Editing... Writing... Cover Design... Illustrations... and more Writing

Do y'all remember when I shared last month about finishing the final few edits for my first book (and finishing the rough draft on book two)? I was so incredibly grateful for ALL of the kind words, encouragement, and prayers that y'all have prayed for these projects! 

It is still so amazing to me to see how the Lord has continually guided this entire process of writing and having my first book published through Tate Publishing! It is amazing to look back at this process and think back to when the Lord starting opening up a season of new dreams for me in 2013 and then to have been offered a book contract was an amazing experience and such a gift from the Lord! 

Thank you so much for your continued prayers for this process! This is an incredibly busy month with certain deadlines to meet but I am excited to share that with Book #1 ALL of the final edits are finished!! PRAISE THE LORD! I am now in the cover design/illustration phase and it has been an exciting time! This little book contains my heart in so many different ways and my prayer is that those who are hurting and brokenhearted will find hope in Jesus as they read it!

With Book #2 I am excited to share that the rough draft is FINISHED and it is now in the editing/final rough draft phase! This little project with book #2 (dealing with prayer) has been such a blessing to me and I am praying that it would encourage the hearts of those who read it! 

And I am excited to share that I am working on my first fiction book! Yikes!!! It has been quite the learning process and yet I see the Lord's hand guiding this book and am excited to be in the early stages of writing it. Due to treatment, some commitments for my education (I am currently taking this semester off due to treatment but plan to be heading back in the Spring), my Etsy shop, and some other commitments I have made it my goal to finish the entire rough draft for this book here in the month of November. (Yes, even typing this out sounds a little insane. *hahaha*) Because of this I decided to sign up for the first time for the National Novel Writing Month. I have known several friends who have done this before and have always been impressed with their dedication and let me tell you it is not easy! BUT I am loving it!!

Writing is a ton of hard work and thousands of hours and it has been the Lord's grace and goodness each step of the way to see all of these projects coming to fruition. Would you pray for me as I work through the various phases of these different books? This month I have been  specifically praying the words of the Psalmist:

"My heart is stirred by a noble theme as I recite my verses for the king; my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer."
-Psalm 45:one-

Would you pray this for me too? My heart is stirred to encourage the hearts of those who are hurting and to write in such a way that people would be drawn to the heart of the Father. Thank you so much sweet friends! I hope that you have a wonderful Wednesday!

9 comments:

  1. I'm so excited for you. I'm working on a YA (Young Adult) Christian book. Writing is hard work but I love doing it. All the best to you and I can't wait to read your first book.

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    1. Thank you so much Ladonna! You are writing a YA book? WOW!! You go girl!! :) Can't wait to read your book too! Writing is HARD work but I agree with you- I am loving it too!!! All of the best to you too lady! Thank you again for your sweet comment!
      :) Rebecca
      p.s.- I would have loved to have sent you a direct email back but unfortunately you are a "no reply blogger" and I wasn't able to email you. Thank you again for your comment and I look forward to hopefully connecting with you more in the future! :)

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    1. Thanks so much Chelsea!! You know how it is!!
      :) Rebecca

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  3. Wow, great job! I'm writing an online story cause I don't think anyone would buy my book!
    The Mind of an exchange

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    1. Aww thank you so much Melissa! What a sweet comment of encouragement! :) What is your online story about? I would love to hear more about it!
      :) Rebecca

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  4. Awesome! Congratulations! That is so cool. I can't imagine writing a book. I read a ton of them and with many I can picture scenes so vividly in my mind. I can't imagine trying to explain a person's character, location,drive, etc. on paper. So glad there are creative people out there like you so I have something to read! :)

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  5. Congratulations on your accomplishments. It must be so exciting to see your words in print and to see the fruit of all your hard work.

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    1. Aww thank you Maria! It is definitely a labor of love!! :)
      :) Rebecca
      p.s.- I would have loved to have sent you a direct email back but unfortunately you are a "no reply blogger" and I wasn't able to email you. Thank you again for your comment and I look forward to hopefully connecting with you more in the future! :)

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