Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Willing to Wait

I was blessed by your comments on my last post. You've caused me to really think about why I write and what I want to happen with my writing. And where I need to draw the line, understanding of course, the consequences if I do.

We all want our books published. But we also want to hold a book in our hands we will be proud of. I believe when we do contract with the right agent or the right publisher, that will happen. Good editors, publishers and agents understand the market, the needs and what they can or can't sell at any given time.

When that time comes for what I choose to write might be today, tomorrow or years from now.

Good editors, publishers and agents will also want to get behind the writer they believe in.

I want that.

And I'll wait for it.

What am I saying? I plan to continue to write what God lays on my heart because that's how I've gotten this far already. Hoping you do too.

PS I start a new job on a trial basis on Thursday for a Christian company. Please pray this stay-at-home writer will know how to transition back into the workplace easily. Thanks!

33 comments:

Jessica said...

Yay! Congrats on the job!!! :-) I bet you'll do great. You have a really sweet, easy-to-be-around personality. :-)

As for waiting... yep. An agent who believes in our writing is a wonderful perk.

Janna Qualman said...

Good luck, Terri! I know you'll be great.

And thanks for sharing your thoughts. They're helpful to us, as you always know how to spin what you're going through into help for the rest of us.

Tamika: said...

Congratulations on the new job Terri! What a blessing it is with a Christian establishment. *Big sigh of relief*

I am happy that you are staying in the game holding fast to your conviction. Good for you.

Happy writing!

Eileen Astels Watson said...

Congrats on the Job, Terri. I'm praying for you!!!

Keep writing what is placed on your heart and God will reward you in His special way!

BTW, I wrote a post on http://writersrest.blogspot.com about the Writers' Collective I attended Monday night. Thought it might interest you. I'm thinking it's different from what yours is, though.

Wendy @ All in a Day's Thought said...

I'll pray for your work transition and I'm glad you will write what God leads you to. I'm convinced when you pay attention to His impressions on what to write, it's what you'll write best anyway.
~ Wendy

Diane said...

Excited for the new job. Hopefully since it is Christian, it will be a great workplace for you. Hugs, :O)

Donna M. Kohlstrom said...

Congrats on getting a job with a Christian company! Way to go! Keep us posted on how things go. Will keep the job in prayer.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Praying for an easy slide back into the work world. You'll do great!

Natalie said...

Good luck with the new job! Transitions are never easy but sometimes they are a lot of fun. :)

Carmen said...

Woohoo!! I know it'll work out for you...absolutely convinced of that! Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers!

Lin Floyd said...

good for you, sounds like a door is opening. just go forward with faith...anything is possible.

Susan R. Mills said...

Best of luck with the new job. I worked for a Christian non-profit for several years. It was amazing to be surrounded by people with the same beliefs for eight hours every day. I think you'll enjoy it. And, I think you've made the right decision about your writing. :) Good luck on both fronts!

Cindy said...

I know you're going to do great at work but I'll keep on praying. I'm glad you sound peaceful and sure about your decision to keep writing what God lays on your heart. Great things are going to come from it!

Sassy Granny ... said...

Wonderful! I'm excited for you. And, while it might feel like a detour at the moment, I'll just bet the Lord has already planned a way to weave it into your writing passions.

Bless you, friend!
Kathleen

Analisa said...

Terri I know you will do great and you have my prayer coverage.

momma's heart said...

I'll be praying for you this week--that you'll enjoy the job and still find time to write what God lays on your heart, and that God will calm your heart in unstable financial waters.

Pat's Place said...

Praying for an easy and exciting transition for you--and new writing experiences also!

Jill Kemerer said...

Congratulations on the job Terri!!! What fantastic news! And don't worry, you'll adjust fine.

I'm willing to wait too!

Sande said...

I hear that you're saying, we can write to please our public and have their applause now or put to paper what He is showing us, the core issues in our heart and put it out there regardless of the receiption it receives.

No guessing which one He is going to promote, which one will be fulfilling for you, which one will have the most impact on life, which one wins for everyone.

Kristen Torres-Toro said...

Good for you! I hope tomorrow goes well for you!

sarah said...

praying for you Terri with the new job. I know you'll do great.

Krista Phillips said...

Congrats on the job!!! Will be praying!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Terri -

So happy for you! You'll do fine. Anyone who can write like you do is one smart cookie. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Gaia said...

Hi Terri, you will be fine, you do everything so well. God Bless.

Karen Lange said...

Will pray for your new adventure!
Blessings,
Karen

Journaling Woman said...

Praying! God has led you this far, He will take you further. I am convinced.

Greg C said...

I am praying that your new job will be all that you want it to be and more. Trust in God and he will lead you to where you need to be.

Jennifer Shirk said...

Comgrats on the new job! I am sure you'll do great!

Just Be Real said...

Congratulations on the job! I too work in a Christian environment. There are perks, but with any company, we are still human beings.

Blessings and hugs.

Melissa Marsh said...

I'm so glad you got a job! Here's hoping it turns into a permanent one! And you're right - write what God puts on your heart and wait for the write agent/publisher to come along. :-)

KelliGirl said...

Terri,
Wow, good luck with your job. It sounds like a good thing. Is it?

I know I would have a hard time transitioning to a job in an office after working on my own for so many years. I pray your transition goes smoothly. You have a lot to bring to your new employer. Don't forget that!

I'm glad you're going to keep writing. I need you up ahead of me, showing me the way! :-)

Blessings and prayers,
Kelli

Nancy said...

Your new job sounds wonderful. I hope you will like it very much and that the transitionn will be smooth.

Warren Baldwin said...

You have our prayers. Congratulations on the job, and by all means, keep writing.