Well, not exactly, but I got your attention, yes? “Revenge is mine”, says the Lord, but I can tell you from experience that all trials and tribulations make for great stories! Some of our best literary master pieces came out of tragedy. I really do believe what we go through can bless others, so share it! Oh, how tempting it is to roast someone who hurt or betrayed you, but when you take the high road and offer the lesson learned, you will have peace knowing you did leave the vengeance up to God.
I’ve certainly referenced people throughout my many years of writing, but I usually combine several people into one so that no one person can identify and relate exactly. Now if some heaping coals should burn on their head, well…
As a writer and speaker, I long ago learned that all of life is great material for my books, blogs, vlogs and programs. During some tough times, I have laughed to myself saying, “This will be great for my next book!” I think having this attitude helps us get through and beyond the challenges that come our way. It also takes the focus off of ourselves and places it on helping others. If our pain can allow someone else to avoid it, then it served a purpose.
I’ve said it before but it is worth repeating: everyone has a unique story to tell that the world needs to hear. I bet you’ve had that yearning at some point to put on paper what you’ve been through, discovered, learned or survived. Let’s face it; life can be brutal sometimes. When we can show others that we made it, we can offer them encouragement and hope. That’s why your story shouldn’t just stay inside of you; you need to get it out!
In the Bible they are called Standing Stones. They would be erected when God did something amazing, and people wanted it to be remembered for the ages. YOU are a standing stone, but people may not know it. Time to tell them!
I realize that writing isn’t everyone’s best subject. It comes hard to many people, but I am not one of them. I’ve been writing since I could hold a crayon in my hand. My brain is always listening, watching and formulating messages for me to write in my blogs, newsletters or books. Everyone has their gifts, and writing is mine.
Combine my giftedness with my 30+ years’ experience in the publishing industry, and I just might be the one who can turn your dream of publishing a book into a reality. I’ve helped countless people write, publish, and sell their unique messages, and the world is a better place for every one of them.
Don’t wait for the perfect time when things are slower to do this, especially if you have a prompting in your heart to do this. Things never slow down, and there is no such thing as the perfect time. There is only now! A dear friend of mine kept putting off his life message, and he died of a brain tumor before he ever got one page written. I took it upon myself to write his legacy of Celebrating Your Marriage, but he never got to see it here on earth.
I’d love to hear about your idea and how we can make this a reality for you. Give me a call today!