Monthly Archives: July 2014

I Don’t Wanna!


I don’t wanna! I REALLY don’t. I mean, more than anything, I’d love to give up this job. Wanna know what it is? …Writing this next book.

I know; it’s weird. I should want to write it, right? I have an idea. Things are starting to stir in my head, but I. REALLY. DON’T. WANNA.

That’s exactly how I know I need to write it.

With each of my books, I feel a story stirring. Then I pray about it. Some of you may think that strange, but for a woman of faith, it’s a natural response to ask the one I spend my life following what I should do next. This time God gave me a story I really don’t want to write.

I’ve been there before with my first published book. It had an abortion theme running through it. When God told me to write that one, I said no at first. We all see how that turned out. It’s now published by Astraea Press. So when I think about it, I’m not really sure how I got the idea that I could actually say no to┬áthis new topic.

Apparently, God wants me to write about controversial subjects. I have no idea why. I’m not qualified. I have opinions, yes. Strong ones at that, but I don’t know these topics intimately. For some reason God won’t let me get away with writing┬ánice fluffy stories about teen romance or something. Nope. He gives me the hard stuff. So this is my public declaration that I will be obedient…but I won’t like it.

I just hope you’ll all have my back when the sparks start to fly in my direction!