I love to write, and in doing so, I believe that I am following a calling that God has placed on my life. The calling is to encourage others in their faith.
We need encouragement in every area of our lives. I wanted to pass on a little encouragement to those of you who write.
I receive a monthly magazine called, Christian Communicator. This is a very good magazine and I highly recommend it. In the October issue, there was an article titled, "Preparing for Submission", by Nancy L. Sanders. After going over some basic tips for your article, she says to SUBMIT IT! While that seems obvious, it's a very scary thing to do.
I have submitted 6 articles now. The first one was a "no", and the next one was a "yes"!! I am still waiting to hear on the other four. I've been doing something wrong, though. I've been waiting until I receive a "yes" to celebrate. In her article, Nancy says that once you've submitted the article to CELEBRATE!
Here's what she says, "After you send the manuscript, rejoice. You answered the call God placed on your heart to write this manuscript from beginning to end. You didn't hide your talent by burying the finished piece in your computer. No, you submitted it! You did the best you knew how to do in this season of life, and that's all God asks of you. Spend time rejoicing with the Lord."
She then suggests to kneel and pray, dance for joy, or shout in victory!
So my sweet writer friends, when you finish the article and submit it, that's the time to celebrate!