I read a recent post on a fellow writer’s blog, The Write Conversation, and realized something about myself and my writing.
Most of the manuscripts I’ve written (most are unpublished as of right now) have characters that are typically in their late teens or early twenties. I like to focus a lot on trust and forgiveness, but one thing I didn’t realize until I read the article that one underlying theme in all of them is abstinence until marriage.
The novel I’m working on now involves a young woman who made a mistake by giving herself to her boyfriend ONCE and is now facing the consequences of that decision. And lest you think pregnancy is the only thing she’s facing, think again. I won’t go into detail, but let’s just say the physical consequences are easy to see, but the emotional ones are harder to ascertain and harder to overcome.
I have considered writing a few articles, but haven’t sat down and done it yet. I’d appreciate your prayers.
Also, as a quick aside. I was asked by a long-time friend to join her on her podcast. That is now live and I’d love it if you would take a listen. It’s about twelve minutes long (I think). I’ve listened to it, and I sound incredibly nervous, but it was great to share a little about myself and One Choice. You can find it at http://www.discovernextstep.com/hope-through-creativity/