Why is my Bible at the bottom of the pile?

My husband thinks I'm a crazy person. Just at the moment, not usually. Right now, I'm inclined to agree with him.

Since the last post, I have been writing/submitting day in and day out. Another rejection came in for the fantasy short story I mentioned a few posts ago. A huge blessing, however, as the kindly assistant editor gave fantastic feedback. And she was right! I'm re-editing accordingly.

My nightstand looks shameful to me right now. The stack of reading includes a novel and two literary mags. Two writing journals sit somewhere in the stack, but my Bible is at the bottom.

At first, I thought, shame! I obviously haven't been in the Word because my current reading sits above it. Then I realized, no, I don't serve a God of shame. So I picked up the Bible and moved it to the top of the pile where it waits for me to finish posting and come read prior to bed.

It's no excuse, but I have been in high gear with no break pedal. I finally signed up for a pitch session after researching the agents/publishers who will be available at the conference. That means Sprinter needs to not only be finished, but polished. I'm confident I can get there, and I come home every day from work and usually write and edit until bed. There is little eating going on except cereal and popcorn. Hence, the crazy person I have become. Temporarily, I hope.


  1. Maybe it's not that it's the bottom of the pile, but that it's the foundation of everything else you do? Foundations have to be at the bottom to hold everything else up, and from reading your posts, I think that's more accurate!


  2. I love positive spins. Thanks, Sami! Read your facebook post...sorry to hear about that

  3. I like Sam's twist, too. It is so easy to put the Bible in the background sometimes, even for a preacher. Right now you are under the gun with your editing project. Things will return to normal, and what a relief that will be for you.

  4. I agree with Sami—what a wonderful perspective. You’re a talented, dedicated writer, and Sprinter is an important goal; so, draw strength from the foundation of your writing and don’t worry about the craziness. It will pass, at least for awhile. Then it will begin all over again with something new…such is the life of a writer. Keep up the great work!!! All the best with Sprinter! Can’t wait to read the published version!


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