Two manuscripts currently clog my WORD file. I need to divest myself of one or both in year 2012 but am torn as to which project to undertake first. Whichever I tackle, it promises to consume me.
INVISIBLE is the fourth book in the Door County fiction series. This manuscript has been tweaked past the point of re-write and needs to either get into print or languish indefinitely, banished to the hard drive. The second, WHEN THE LAMB STANDS, is a labor-intensive Biblical commentary that needs extensive revisions and will take at least another year before I even consider publishing it. 2012 seems to have defined itself as the year of the book. Which one? Both? How much time am I willing to invest?
My dilemma isn’t an unhappy one–I’m proud two books exist to await my attention. The past year would seem unfruitful and the new year, bleak, otherwise. But once I am committed, the publishing process will occupy all my time and oxygen to the near exclusion of ALL ELSE! Life must go on. Other responsibilities require consistent attention.
Like a member of The Polar Bear Club, I’m hesitant to dip my toe into icy water. Yet once the plunge is taken, the experience is exhilerating. Hello new year.