I'm just coming to the end of a long stint at revising and editing a contracted story. At this point I am feeling drained and finding the story I've loved since I first started plotting it not so lovable. This is common for all authors at this point in the process, and I know I will love it again at the end of the entire process.
I just came across this prayer for writers that I wish I had found a few weeks ago and kept by my computer. It helps me to remember what this writing process is all about. It's not about me, but about the One who gave me the ability and desire to write stories.
One of the continuing classes at the recent ACFW Writers Conference was presented by Alan Arnold. I didn't attend it, but after hearing about it from several who did, I wish I had. One thing Alan stated that was quoted to me has stuck. We don't write for God but with Him. Here's the prayer