Thursday, June 30, 2011

Endings, Obedience, and a Little Announcement

Wow! Things have been crazy around here. I thought Summer would bring with it some rest and relaxation.

Yeah, right. I'm busier than ever. With my new part-time job (which is actually two or three very long days per week), my kids' demanding schedules, appointments we're cramming in, my regular writing assignments, and trying to prepare everything needed for my editor to get going on my book publication, I'm whipped.

Summer is officially kicking my butt!

Not that I'm complaining, mind you. I wouldn't trade it for anything.

But...I will be honest. For the past couple months I've been struggling with the decision to give up the FaithWriters blog. It's not that it's difficult, and I've really enjoyed it, but with everything going on, it was just becoming harder to focus. As anyone who updates his or her blog 5 times a week can attest, it takes a lot of brain power. And wanting to concentrate more on my novel stuff, marketing, and reviewing books for Faithful Reader, I just felt like the grace for the FaithWriters blog had been lifted off my life.

But I held on. I didn't want to let it go, so I kept plugging along, knowing I was disobeying God in a way, because I truly felt in my spirit it was time to hand it off to someone else.

Well, I finally decided to trust God and do what I knew I was supposed to do. I informed "the boss" of my decision, and also approached someone else (who immediately came to mind for the job) about taking over, and she accepted with joy.

And guess what? Not even a week later, I got the call from my agent telling me Oak Tara had offered me a contract for Mind over Madi.

Cooincidence? I like to think not.

Anyway, as of Monday, the blog will be in the hands of someone you probably already know. She has a true servant's heart and I have no doubt she'll do a marvelous job.

So...announcing the new FaithWriters blogger...

7 comments:

Random Ramblings of said...

well. . . to say I know how you feel is 120% redundant - funny how more and more things between us are common. We never go wrong when we follow obedience :)

Lynda Schab said...

I know, Diane. It IS funny. So glad you're in my life!

Joanne Sher said...

NO such thing as a coincidence. God's timing is PERFECT. So extremely excited for you (and me!)

BECKY said...

Congrats!! I'm happy for you!

Patty Wysong said...

=] YAYAYAY!
Obedience is so important, isn't it?
So happy for you, Lynda!

PatriciaW said...

Congrats. Being obedient has its rewards.

Did you know I was a member of Faithwriters back in 2006? My old login and password don't work so I'll have to look into rejoining. I never really connected with the community. I'll have to look into it.

Diana Dart said...

It's hard to say goodbye, eh? But God's plan is the best one! So happy there is such a capable, loving FWer to fill your shoes. And truly hoping summer doesn't kick your butt too hard... :)