If it were up to me, I'd have a third novel idea all ready and jump right in and start writing it. I have several snippets of ideas, but I'm still distilling them and contemplating which ones to pursue.
This is where trusting comes into play. I don't know about you, but I don't want to flounder around on my own. God knows what I'm supposed to write next. He knows the story I'm meant to tell, the one which will excite me and my future readers. He knows. That's encouraging. My thing is learning to rest and believe that.
I didn't do this last time around. When I was searching for an idea for my second novel, the one I just finished, I labored and spun my wheels and worried and did everything but trust God. I knew in my heart He was there and would help me, but boy it makes a difference to let go. That's my goal---to let go.
Trust in the Lord with all of your heart, lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight.
So that's where I am in my writing, and perhaps it's why I've been a little silent here at this blog!
How about you, friends? I'd love to hear what you're doing (non-writers, don't be shy!). What are your summer plans? To-be-read lists?