Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Intense, Life is Intense, right?

Talk about a word for these last few months. 

I know you feel it.

So do I.

The world. Our country. Our city. Our lives.

Intense.

Here on my front, I was invited to participate in a collaborative Christmas work. I had forgotten a story that I had loved so well. But someone of influence had not. She remembered the core. The inner workings of this story. 

Now years later, when asked to present this work, I looked at the whole and saw the same thing I see one hour before a guest arrives at my home. Clutter. Dust. Dirt on the floor. Laundry. Dishes. Gasp.

I asked for time to edit the story, wanting with all my heart to present the very best for this great opportunity. She gave me one week. 18-20 hour intense days. 7 days. 4 unique edits (grammar, content, format, final overall)). Intense. I poured over this story scrubbing, scouring, taking out the trash, cleansing, shining, then stood back and as I pressed the send button, I honestly felt I had done my best.

I learned so much about pure unadulterated dedication. Such passion that is more than needed, it is required for the best. Nothing "deserved". Nothing someone owes. Pure buck-up and get the job done.

It was work. 

Sweat.

And now it is finished.

At the publisher.

I want to introduce to you one of two Christmas mysteries that will be released in October. Next week I will show you the second one. 

Introducing Anders' Redemption. Available in stores October 10th. 


Anders’ Redemption, the new novella by Mary Vee, is a most welcome Christmas surprise. A unique genre-blender, Redemption offers the mystery of footprints in the snow outside your window, the suspense of a coming blizzard, and the heart-warming power of a winter cup of hot cocoa. This could be the next Christmas classic.”
--Wayne Thomas Batson, Bestselling Author of
The Door Within Trilogy, Dreamtreaders, and GHOST.







Until then...stand strong in these intense times. God has your back.

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2 comments:

  1. Yes, the watch word for these days is intense. We feel in on the national level. I experience every time I turn on the TV news. I also feel it inside some issues evident in our church. Thank God, I have not had felt it in my home like it is outside.

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    1. I am glad for you as well. May peace abound in your home.

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