We're in Seattle this week and last night I had the opportunity to attend a gathering of writers. I don't think I've ever been to a writers' thing before so this was a fun new experience for me as about 150 writers spent the evening talking, sharing, learning and being inspired together.
I was particularly impressed by the main speaker, Jodi Detrick, who is one of five folks who contribute to the Faith and Values column of the Seattle Times. Her perspective was fresh and insightful and it made me happy.
As a guest, I mostly just listened all evening and here's one thing I realized...
I have SO MUCH to be thankful for in the story of how my book, Approaching God, came to be!! Oh my goodness!!
It was humbling to hear these gifted writers talking about how difficult it is to get someone to look at a manuscript and yet I had the extremely odd experience of having an editor ask me to submit a proposal and first chapter. It's crazy!
This morning I am keenly aware that the opportunity to write Approaching God was a direct, intimate and very generous gift to this bumbling little writer.
Thank you, Monarch. And thank you, Lord.