Happy New Year! Ok, I know we’re already more than two weeks into January, but I’m still asking, “Can you believe it’s 2018? Where did 2017 go?” I do love a new year, though. If you need a fresh start, another chance, or a do-over, now’s the time.
My goal for 2017 was to have my new book, Lighter Than Air, available by December. Life doesn’t always cooperate with our plans, but instead of giving up, I set a new goal. Perseverance in the face of obstacles, and prayer and belief that God will help me, make this goal and anything else possible. Isaiah 41:13 says, “For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.” I’m claiming that verse.
In Lighter Than Air, my protagonist is faced with a life changing decision. Elena’s father has gambled away the estate that’s been in her family for generations. In three months they will be penniless, homeless and separated from the staff they consider family. Elena takes it to God and believes He has given her the idea to have a family camp on their estate, thereby bringing in the money they’ll need to pay the debt. Her father feels any effort is useless and refuses to help. The man holding the debt sends a saboteur to vandalize and interfere, and Elena’s neighbor and long- time friend, Justin, keeps trying to talk her out of it. Neither knows what the other will face if they’re unsuccessful. This is a time for perseverance. With the deadline for the debt looming, will their insistence on doing things their way give them both a happy ending, or destroy everything they’ve hoped for?
My new goal is to publish Lighter Than Air by the middle of February. If you’re interested in seeing how things work out for Elena and Justin, and reading their journey to the end of the book, stop by my website or follow me on my Facebook author page. I’ll be keeping readers up to date.
Thank you, Julie, for allowing me space on your blog. 😊