Thanks so much for letting me wrap up the next Kennedy book last week. God, you really helped me with that one. So I'm at it again, fresh start Monday afternoon, a blank document staring me in the face.
I confess that I'm scared.
I confess that I don't have the strength to do this on my own. I need you to sustain me. I need you to give me the creative energy required for a project like this.
It's funny, Lord, how sometimes I jump into a first draft with a real clear picture of what's going to happen, and sometimes (like today), I stare at this blank screen and have no idea where to begin.
That's why I'm asking for your help, Lord. I'm asking you to fill me with the ideas that feel so far away. To infuse me with the inspiration that will help me get through the first few chapters. A little bit at a time, God, that's what I'm asking for. Show me what to write today. And then tomorrow meet me here again, same time, same place, and show me what to write then. Help me to keep in step with you, Lord. Help me to rest when I'm supposed to rest, to buckle down and work when I'm supposed to buckle down and work. And please give me your strength and joy, because without you I couldn't fill a single page.
I believe you're going to meet me here today. I believe my document isn't going to be blank for much longer.
I love you, Father. Thank you so much for the chance to write another novel together with you.
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