Novel Rocket. Dina Sleiman recently published a wonderful post entitled "How to Write the Unmarketable Novel."
I love this thought. Being so in love with our story that we will not give up on it.
If the story is from God, he doesn't allow us to let it go. Now maybe that doesn't mean that this story is for publication. What if the story of your heart is instead what God wants to use to mold You into His image?
What's the purpose for your novel right now? Not if or when it gets picked up by a publisher?
How can God use your story to show His glory right now? To your friend, your critique partner, your mate? You?
Your story has had a purpose ever since you first picked it up.
For me recently this has meant sharing my words with a critique group where the members do not share my faith. God has opened up opportunities to share in some unique ways.
What if His Word as quoted in your novel, His Word as lived out by your characters is the only written example of the Word your reader is coming across?
I want my life and my words to be an example. Let's get bold with our words.