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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Not just a novelist...

Many people tend to think of me only as a novelist, but that is far from the truth. I still write articles when editors contact me. (I have a hard time saying "no"!) And I write for publications that I write monthly columns for. I write parenting material, mostly because I'm dealing with that on a daily basis and have this crazy obsession to write about every part of my life. I also blog, which is like therapy. (Hey, thanks for saving me the $150/hr. a therapist would charge!)

Sometimes, people feel bad if they're not publishing novels or other types of books. For many years, God didn't make writing books part of His plan for me. Yet during that time God used me in other types of writing ministry.

My Utmost for His Highest is one of my favorites. Here's a quote from it:

"We have the idea that we can dedicate our gifts to God. However, you cannot dedicate what is not yours. There is actually only one thing you can dedicate to God, and that is your right to yourself (see Romans 12:1). If you will give God your right to yourself, He will make a holy experiment out of you—and His experiments always succeed. The one true mark of a saint of God is the inner creativity that flows from being totally surrendered to Jesus Christ." (Oswald Chambers, June 13.)

For YEARS God gave me many other writing assignments that had nothing to do with fiction. You can read about them on my website http://www.triciagoyer.com/ (Under "For Writers.")

What about you? Yes, do whatever God lays on you're heart. After all, His holy experiments ALWAYS succeed!


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2 comments:

Judy said...

Thanks, Tricia. I'm in a season of a seemingly endless publishing drought. Your words--and those of Oswald Chambers--are springs of water on my arid heart.

Wendy M. Reynolds said...

Thanks Tricia, I needed to read those words today. Writing has always been more than a passion of mine. Often I've tried to get away from it but I keep coming right back to it. God deals with me alot through my writing. Although, I have been writing since I came out of the womb (smile), I have just starting pursuing avenues of writing for magazines . . .-- so I need lots of mentorship. Thanks for your words of wisdom. Praying for you.
Wendy M. Reynolds