My heart was so blessed as I found the following quote this morning in the blog by Darlene Schachts - founder and editor of Christian Women Online e-zine. It was written to her by a friend, Stephanie Fries, who is editing Darlene's latest book.
Stephanie's original advice to her friend was, "your writing shouldn't be done, until you arein love with every word of it."
As Darlene's book progressed, Stephanie wrote back to her saying, "God's fingerprints are all over the pages of your book, and just when you think you've got all ideas in place, He stops you, and whispers softly, 'Not yet my child... This time, its not done until I'm in love with every word of it.' "
Many of you know I am involved in writing a devotional book called Basking In The Son Room. The rough draft is done and I am now in the process of reading, editing and rewriting.
It has been such a unique experience for me as I have sensed His loving hand so powerfully on the project as I wrote. Through Darlene's blog, I was reminded to continue leaning on Him through the editing process. "It's not done until He's in love with every word of it!"
Wow! What an awesome word for all of us as Christian writers.