It’s day seven of the release tour and boy have we had some fun! Today I want to talk about the future.
Cutting to the chase, I can say honestly, and to my own disappointment, I have not finished a third book at this point. I do have a story, but not much more than that. One night on a family road trip I wrote the first chapter. And I’m going on a long vacation soon, which I hope will offer a fair amount of time to brainstorm, plot and write. I hope that I will get inspired to write this third story. But I don’t want to give away anything until I know where it’s going. And if it even is.
What if this is really the end? What if these are the two stories that God had planted in me and wanted me to share with the world? Is there something else He wants me to do next? I’m starting a new job in May, and I’m very very excited at the opportunities that are going to open up to me. But what comes next?
I don’t know. Standing on the edge of a cliff always seems a bit overwhelming, looking at the unknown. With Dewdrops and Butterflies, I had a sequel to fall back on. Something steady and sure. Something I now knew how to do, and something I had always dreamed of doing. But today, looking into the future, I’m equally excited and a bit scared.
What does God have for my future? What will He have me do next? I don’t know. But I know it will be good. And I know He will never fail to lead. I pray He is glorified in every step. Let’s go?
In all honesty, my friends, the unknown has always been a challenge for me. I’m an extremely non-flexable person. A schedule and a warning in advance keep me well informed and steady. But not KNOWING can always be kind of hard. With this new job, I will have a steady schedule, 9-6 five days a week. And I am very excited about that. It will not effect my church or youth group schedule that I’ve built my life into. And the atmosphere is everything I’m looking for. I couldn’t have found a better job if I had tried. We’ll see if God continues to lead this direction, and if so, then I’ll be sharing with you all what it is when I start. Prayers are 100% appreciated. Thank you so much!
Today’s your LAST CHANCE to enter the giveaway, as the winners will be announced tomorrow!
Here’s what you win:
- Signed Paperback of Playgrounds and Black Markers
- Custom Character card of Jake Jett designed by @calf_artist on Instagram
- *A genuine set of dog tags from Jake’s dad Captain Robert Jett, (small tag printing shop online)
- Corner Bookmarks (handmade by yours truly)
- 2 pairs of Crazy Socks (from a local thrift store that supports youth in foster care! Don’t worry, the socks are new.)
- A Signed card and stickers
- Assorted handmade soap (from a small online shop)
- A sealed glitter jar. (also handmade by yours truly)
* There are only ONE set of dog tags. “First Place” gets the dog tags. Second place matches all other items.
HOW YOU WIN:
To enter to win this giveaway, answer the question at the bottom of each of my posts this week for 1 entry each (1 entry per day).
Share this on your blog and link back to mine for 2 entries (2 entries per day, please comment below with a link for me to see!)
Share this on your Instagram and tag me @elizabethmay117 for 1 Entry (1 entry per day).
Add to your Goodreads TBR here for 1 entry (1 entry total).
Pin the cover onto a board on Pinterest for 1 entry (1 entry total).
Tell a friend! For every person who mentions you as a referral, you each get 2 entires (no limit, please use honesty).
There are additional ways to earn entries on my Instagram!
Question for the day: Have you had a time in your life where you looked into the future unknown? How did people encourage you to trust God in it? And can you look back now and thank Him for it, or are you still thanking Him in faith? (No wrong answers!)
Tomorrow is release day. That’s so surreal to say.