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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Guest Blog Featuring Val Gray

Writing a Book

PERSEVERANCE is a MUST quality when it comes to writing a book. Often you want to give up and FEAR is usually the culprit. Fear says to your heart and soul that no one will like your story and you will never get published so just stop writing already.

Everyday I remind myself that God gave me the desire to write and the creativity to put the words down on paper so go forth and conquer. J

My inspiration for this book occurred while I read Knowledge of the Holy, by Tozer. He said that God saw the present, past and future all at one time because He is eternal. He doesn’t have to look back or look ahead, He sees all, all the time, and sovereignly rules over all, always. He is the all in all.

That spurred this thought of time travel in my imagination. God created time for us~ HE does not exist in time~ He transcends time~ We can too if He wants us too. Of course, this is my imagination portion and not so true, although, if we read in Acts about Stephen being transported by the Holy Spirit from one place to another, maybe, we are not so far away from what God would do. Ha! One can imagine all she wants.

Below is the synopsis of the book I am writing. I am at 44,000 words-with at least 16,000 more to go. My readers are young adults plus. The relationships and circumstances are complicated enough to attract readers of all ages.

Lizzy Grey hasn’t seen her mom for three years. She has never seen her father, nor does she know who he is. These are hard facts for a girl of any age, yet Lizzy is strong, has a great imagination and survives even at the hand of her seemingly hard-hearted grandmother, whom she lives with. On the eve of her sixteenth birthday, her mom arrives unannounced to Lizzy’s birthday dinner. Lizzy is thrilled to see her but soon realizes that her mother really came to deliver a mysterious timepiece which, unbeknownst to mostly everyone, has time traveling powers. According to her grandmother, there has always been a Grey girl to receive the timepiece throughout the ages. How long, no one seems to know. Travel with Lizzy as she experiences the past, discovers enduring faith, and what she learns changes her life forever.

I would love for you to travel along with Lizzy and me.

Thanks for reading.

Valerie Gray-Guest Blogger for Ray Ellis

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