the final chapter
Fifty-six thousand words! Two hundred pages. A prologue, fourteen chapters, and the epilogue are finished.
I want to thank the Lord for his words of encouragement to me through it all:
Roll your works upon the Lord [commit and trust them wholly to Him; He will cause your thoughts to become agreeable to His will, and] so shall your plans be established and succeed. Proverbs 16:3 AMP
Yesterday I wrote the epilogue then cried as I read the last chapters aloud to Dick. It is not unusual for me to cry over the last chapters of a book I’m reading. A book I’m writing? Now that’s new!
It’s been an interesting process: writing for an hour or so every day, never being exactly sure where the story would take me. Keeping these words before me on the pad where my list of characters and locations lived “Commit your works to the Lord and your thoughts will be established.” Today I would have to tell you, my thoughts were established. I could not have done this alone.
Now the question becomes, ‘shall I put the remaining eight chapters online here at CCB or let Dick send it to Tate Publishing as he would like to do?’ Not certain yet. As I’ve told you before, I feel strongly about rejection and have no interest in paying to have my ego inflated. Guess I’ll just have to wait and see which way seems best.
Let me know if you have an opinion about it, one way or the other.