As my fifth novel, The Legend of Ataneq Nanuq, heads off to the editing team, writer’s grief sets in. This is a curious, but factual process that some writers go through when a beloved manuscript leaves home and pushes headlong into a turbulent and fiery world. The writer then grapples with the hollow world of the empty nest syndrome, until a new inspiration leads down the path to adventure.
It is always a great concern when a beloved manuscript goes before the Editor; and you, the writer, are summoned into her hallowed presence. Peering around the doorway into the Editor’s domain, you can see your manuscript hanging by the neck on the Editor’s computer screen, with brilliant yellow highlights running through large chunks of your work. With cap in hand and a quivering bottom lip, you make changes to suit the rules.
“How many times do I have to tell you, you can only use a colon in place of a semi colon when a comma is having a heart attack and a period is enclosed in brackets after the great aunt dies!”
Well, the expected summons came and I fearfully made my way into the lair of the executioner (sorry, Editor). To my surprise, I found a shivering lump hiding beneath the blankets, using a pair of binoculars to view her computer screen and a long stick to hit the edit keys.
I guess I overdid the story!
I get the impression that this story is written for one specific person, someone who Jesus has been trying to reach for a long time. If that person is you, and you will know if that person is you, don’t fight Him any longer. The time is so close when He will finally shut His book, before the world spirals into a death roll and unbelievable pain and hopelessness settles in.
Don’t delay. You are too important to Him!
The Legend of Ataneq Nanuq available soon – only in ebook format.