Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Waiting is hard. And being a writer means waiting a lot.
Waiting for answers from agents.
If you get an agent, waiting for them to submit to publishers.
If you don’t get an agent, waiting to hear from small publishers.
Waiting for the publisher’s offer.
Waiting for edits. Second edits. Third edits. Fourth edits. 
Waiting for the cover reveal.
Waiting for reviews from beta readers.
Waiting for readers’ responses.

Even if you’re not a writer, you’ll spend a great deal of your life waiting.
On red lights.
On summer to get here.
On the customer ahead of you in the drive thru line to pull up.
On the phone to ring.
For a promotion.
For a husband.
For a child.
For a loved one’s salvation.

So, what do you do during your waiting?

Get angry.
Get depressed.
Give up.

Trust God and His plan.

It’s the hardest thing to do when you’re waiting, but it’s the only thing that gives complete peace. 

In Worth the Wait, Ellie Lansing has a picture-perfect life with a close-knit family and the perfect boyfriend. But her world is suddenly knocked off center when her drool-worthy boyfriend cheats, and her always-has-it-together mother is diagnosed with cancer. Ellie doesn't get it. She always does the right thing - doesn't God owe her a happy life? Through her heartache, Ellie learns that sometimes what seems like the end is really just the beginning and that what God has for us is always worth the wait.

And isn’t that true for all of us? When we submit to Him and His plan, our life is a little less about waiting for SOMETHING to happen and a little more about enjoying the SOMEONE who created our life.

Wait on Him. He’s always worth the wait

Laura Jackson loves books---reading and writing them. A life-longe reader, Laura studied English in college and taught 7th grade language arts before earning her Master's degree and becoming a school librarian. Now, she spends her days sharing great books with kids and her evenings writing books about teenage girls discovering God and His plan for their lives.

Return Friday for a chance to win a copy of Laura's book!

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