I’ve been neglecting my blog for the past couple of years. I may have a good excuse but it feels good today to write something that is not part of a larger project. I am happy to say I’ve been writing…just not probably what you expect from a mystery writer.
As a matter of fact, I just sent a manuscript off to a publisher today that has been three years “in progress.” The working title is KEEP ON KEEPING ON and has been a collaborative work with Father Peter Omogo.
Part of the reason I’ve been MIA on my blog is I was very uncomfortable talking about this project. The fact that I did it in conjunction with a Catholic priest is the first hesitation. The second, was I had to look at thoughts and feelings that I’ve kept buried for years. Could I talk about things that I’ve never said to anyone before? The answer is yes. But that yes doesn’t mean I’m not terrified.
That fear kept me writing and rewriting. I’m still uncomfortable with that much personal information being in the public eye but I have faith. That is the key. This book has a higher purpose and while I’m still scared to death, I also am confident it is the path I am supposed to take.
I took the big leap today and sent it off to its first publisher. It went with a prayer that it would be read by an open heart. I’m finding that prayer is a good way to tackle difficult tasks. I would be ever so grateful if you feel so inclined to send up a little prayer of your own…
I hope you have a peace-filled day as you Keep on Keeping On!
AKA W. S. Gager