Friday, September 21, 2012
A few verses from the Book of Jennifer.
Happy Friday to you!!
I hope your week went well.
It's been up and down for me, but it's Friday!!!
I've enjoyed visiting Jenny Hale at jenniferkhale.com for her Bright Side Blog Bash. She and Lacie Nezbeth at lacienezbeth.blogspot.ca, hosted a great week for those of us writers who didn't make it to ACFW in Dallas.
Since being asked for a proposal and samples, I've begun planning my life as I think it should play out.
These are my commandments, thus sayeth me and these shall come to pass.....
First, my husband will shave his AWFUL beard.
No, it has nothing to do with writing, but I hate the beard.
Second, I'll be BEGGED for a full manuscript from all the Big Houses and a bidding war will ensue. My agent, who also begged to be near me, will call me in a lather and announce that I've set a record for debut novels and I can go ahead and plan that new bathroom reno AND hire an architect to make our house a dream home.A-N-D the skunks will move into my sister's house. Which is roughly 3000 miles from here. The skunks can go on United Airlines.
Third-my little town will re-name itself, "Jenniferland". How cool is that?
Fourth-I will magically lose 50 pounds and wake up making the Duchess of Cambridge want to be more like me.
Fifth-JK Rowling and I do lunch and talk shop.
I might add some maps too.
Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd then I wake up and realize that my hair is giving directions to the pillow and school stars in an hour!!
The glamour! The thrills! The laundry!!!!
Let's look at what the Lord says in Jeremiah 29:11, shall we?
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
It seems that His plans offer us hope and a future. His hope. His future. His idea of prosperity. But it doesn't mention wealth, does it? For some of the people I love, life itself is enough.
It sure is nice to know He has it all figured out.