Wednesday, January 27, 2010

66 pages into Becoming Isaac!

Ok, so I just wrote for a half hour and lost it all when I pushed publish so I am going to start over and hope it works.
I spent the morning glazing and then started writing at 1. I put in more than 9 hours today on the computer and feel like I made some really great progress. I am learning all sorts of things--namely that this is not my story. I tried to force something that wasnt working a couple of days ago, and it kicked back, getting me frustrated. Yesterday I learned again that this is not my story when, frustrated, I sat down to write after a long prayer and good night's sleep and it became clear to me that I had missed out on some really important things that needed to come out- that needed to be told. Michaelangelo once said when he sculpted stone, he felt like he was freeing the figures from the stone, that they were telling him what they wanted him to make them into. I thought I understood this as a potter, but I am really understanging it now as a writer. Things are coming together in a magical and strange way that I never could have imagined. Many of you have expressed your anticipation at what is going to happen next. I know exactly how you feel. I don't know either. It comes a day at a time, but I promise you, you are going to love book three. I am beginning to realize that this whole series is really just getting us ready for book three.
I have recieved another few reviews on Amazon. Thank you. Hearing how the books are affecting you makes the toil of writing them worthwhile. I would love to see more of your reviews on Amazon. It's easy and only takes a few minutes. if you dont know how, I have posted the instructions on my previous posts. Thanks. Ben


Roberts' family said...

Ben, I have loved your books. I borrowed them from a coworker and read them quite quickly. It was such an enjoyable tale and I loved hearing all of the love filled stories of Isaac. It was incredibly inspiring and I told all my coworkers to read it. I even bought my own copy so I could mark up passages that were inspiring to me. My other coworker did the same thing as well as my sister-in-law. It was nice to read such a joy filled and uplifting book and I look forward to Becoming Isaac. Melinda Roberts

RaeLynn said...

Well hello! I met you at the Sandy Costco today and told you I'd blog about reading your book and I will! I wanted to do some quick research on you and I found loads of stuff so I guess you aren't an alien :) I can't really believe I bought this book and agreed to reading it because like I said--I'm just not into fiction. But I'll take your word for it and give this a try. I'll keep you posted!


Lillian said...

RaeLynn, I have to comment to you because, of my 5 daughters, one has the middle name of Rae and one has the middle name of Lynn. You need to read this book, it is wonderful and you won't regret it and in fact will recommend it to others and/or give it as a gift. Happy reading and Viva Niederbipp.

Hi Ben, loved seeing you in Orem Costco again.

RaeLynn said...

I'm starting it tonight Lillian, I'll keep you posted! ;)