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Psalm 78
. . . we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done. .
so the next generation would know them . . . and they in turn would tell their children.
Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

First Draft: Done

I'm finished with the first draft of the book I'm writing! And, even better, most of the book's second draft is done as well!

This project has loomed large on my to-do list for months and while I've loved it, it is very exciting to be able to check it off. The book is actually the memoir of a friend who asked me to assist her by putting her story into words. We've been working on the book for nearly a year (we both have other full-time responsibilities), but now the book is complete. We are entering an editing phase and she will soon be sending copies of the manuscript to friends and connections in the hope of pitching it to a publisher.

The working-title of the book is "A Chasing after the Wind," a phrase taken from Ecclesiastes:

"I have seen all the things that are done under the sun; all of them are meaningless, a chasing after the wind." (Ecclesiastes 1:14)

It is the story of a woman who spent most of her adult life chasing after meaningless things, trying to find meaning and acceptance. In the end, after becoming a 9/11 widow, she learned the hard way that the meaning that she was searching for was there all the time, if only she had lived her life according to God's direction, rather than following her own way.

I can't wait for you to read a copy!


MagistraCarminae said...

Sounds exciting, Amy!
Chris in NM

Laura said...

What a worthwhile project! I'll look forward to hearing more...

Mrs. Edwards said...

Thank you, Laura and Chris.
Hopefully I'll get to post some excerpts eventually. We'll see how God uses the book. Whether or not it finds readers, the process of writing it has already been His instrument, bringing growth in my life and in the life of R., whose story it is.

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