This is Mrs. Gore, coming to you from…squeal of delight!…Panera Bread.
I am alone.
I have coffee.
And I have one hour.
One hour to pretend like I’m a real writer and look all hippy-dippy with my coffee mug and laptop and my cellphone.
One hour to slurp down enough coffee to justify the $2 I spent to come here.
One hour to try to jot down the children’s story that has been in my heart for months…
It ain’t gonna happen.
The story is inspired by one of my favorite hymns, And Can it Be, by Charles Wesley. Other hymns resonate deeply with me, but this one so beautifully paints the picture of God’s merciful salvation through Jesus Christ, and I desperately want to tell that story. So I ask for your prayers, that I might correctly capture the theology behind the hymn and the Scriptural truth that inspired it and that I might find the right words and setting to paint a picture that will capture my children.
Thanks for going on this journey with me. I shall dedicate my book to you…
Unless it gets published. Then I will definitely dedicate it to my Mom or my husband or Charles Wesley.
Now leave me be! I have work to do.
(and at least five more cups of coffee to drink).