I have written a novel for three years. This November will be the fourth time. I am to write a novel in its original state, without stopping to make mass, corrections. I just write the words, and get it down in a manuscript form. Corrections can come later. I try to keep the spelling correct, and I try to make it sound right. Otherwise, the time is short, and I try to make to the goal of 50,000 words. This stops by November 30th.
I pray over the experience, and when the first hours of November are here, I am already on the computer getting the new, novel started. This means that the chatting on the Rubies Corner’s blog is lessened, because I take seriously the fact that many people are writing, but we must finish what we have started.
I got into this experience, because my son showed me that many people were gathering their steam to start in November. He said, “Mom, surely you have a novel idea.”
I smiled, and laughed. I prayed about the experience, and said, “If you want me to write, Lord, then let it be a good, novel, and let me share Christ within its pages. I can see the need for some good, writing that is written in a way that will draw people toward Christ.”
I continued praying, and one night I dreamed of books, and I knew that this was God’s way of saying, “Just start, Ruby.”
I did, and that first year I did not lack for words. I worked hard to meet the goal, and I believe I did get to 50,000 words. I did not do anything with the manuscript. It is just there.
The next year was easier, but again, I prayed for ideas. This time it was a mystery, which I love to read when there is time. I involved Christ in both novels.
Last year I wrote again, and this summer, Isaac said, “Mom are you going to write another book this year when November gets here?”
I said,” Why yes. I am already thinking about it.”
He said, “I am trying to get a novel finished so I can publish it. I am already at work on this. I may not start a new one.”
I could understand. Isaac is at 31,000 words on his novel right now. He will publish one some day when he finishes. I often think what it would be like to have a son who actually makes it as an author.
Patience, tenacity, and love for adventure, fun, and a gleam in your eye are all qualities that make someone want to write. I have read many mysteries, and most of them had a Christian author. This author is long gone to heaven, and her novels are quaint, and they have language that was used 75 years ago. I still love to read the novels when I have time. I would like to be like this woman of God was. She would write, and not stop until she had a whole book on manuscript.
So November is coming and I am praying now about the new novel. It doesn’t matter that the other novels have gone no where else but to the readers on Word Press. I am a novice. I want to write on the blogs, and write novels for the next 60 years, but I won’t have that long. I want to write, from my heart, and I love the adventure, and the thought of starting again, and again next year. Smile. You pray, and one will come about.
So are you hanging back, wanting to write, but afraid? This is a wild, idea, but many people are writing at once. Why not join?!!!