Roadblocks

I seem to have run into a roadblock of self-doubt. I wrote the story for day one and it didn’t really go where I wanted it to. Now I have been paralyzed in my efforts to edit it and get back on track.

I need to pray for progress and then just trust what I write. I need to put it all in God’s hands and expect Him to guide me.

Then I need to just write.

At least that’s what I think I need to do.

If anyone reads this please pray for me. I really want to honor God with this work.

The draft of the first installment is done…

I just mailed off the first draft of the prologue to the Christmas Children’s devotional stories. I think it sets the stage well. On second thought, I want to do a few more things with it but I will wait until I get some feedback on what I have done first.

I really want this series of stories to explain to kids what Christmas is really all about. I want them to know how far back the planning for it went and how much love and work God put into His plan for our salvation.

It may make all the difference in the world to some child –or- to some child’s parent. Who knows….

And so it begins…

I have begun work on the first story in the Children’s Christmas devotional project. The beginning is set on Thanksgiving day in the Johnson household at the end of the big dinner. I am using characters that I am familiar with and hope that my readers will like. They will form the backdrop for the telling of the story of God’s plan for Jesus to be our savior from before time began.

Pray for me to tell the story in an interesting and convincing way.

The Outline’s Finished!

Well, the first draft of it anyway. I tried to begin at the beginning and bring it up through the birth of Jesus. I’ve never really seen anyone try to link all of this together in all the same way. I know that I’ll need to fix it so that other writers from the church group can do some of the writing. That will be the hard part for me.

I want this to be one long cohesive story. At the same time, each one of the stories needs to stand on it’s own. Their will be a prologue and an epilogue to introduce the characters of the backdrop story and wrap up the whole thing.

Those parts will bind it all together, but they will also make it hard for someone else to contribute to it…