Do you ever read the questions that some writers put in the back of their book for you to use in a book group or Bible study?
That's what I'm working on now. Or trying to. I was surprised to see that writing these questions was part of creating my book. I had to ask my editor what that task meant. When she told me, I understood immediately because I've looked at a few of them from time to time and tried to answer them.
I'm grateful today for a writing partner who has written Bible studies from books. You see, this part of writing is not my thing. I guess though when you write a book, soon you are writing things that you never have before. They call that stretching yourself.
I'm doing that. I tore out several back pages from favorite books and stacked them in front of me. Then I read and reread them trying to figure out how to take what I've written and put it into sensible probing questions.
Here's where my writing partner came in. I told her what I had to do and she immediately got it, created a few and a light bulb went off in my head. Yes, I should be able to do this.
So I'm sitting here on a Sunday afternoon mulling over where to begin.
Kind of like I did when I wrote my first story.
Have you ever felt as though you were starting over? When you did, what did you do to get moving again?