I love Christmas. I always have! The lights. Songs about Jesus in the shopping malls. The reminder that God came as a human being (this continually blows my mind) and is Emmanuel, God with us.
With a busy season upon us, writers sometimes set down projects until after Christmas, or even after the New Year.
I’ve started something new this Christmas season. I’ve started tithing my writing. Not to others, although I think it’s extremely important to donate your writing to the aid of others. What I’m talking about is tithing writing to God. Rather than filling pages full of words about Him, I fill pages full of words to him.
And I don’t show this writing to anyone. It becomes a secret place.
Something marvelous happens when, through my talent, I offer heartfelt praises to my King. Instead of draining me, it refreshes me. Instead of impeding on time I could spend on a WIP or a deadline, writing out praise to the Lord recharges me. It brings me back to the real reason of why I write at all: for His glory. I experience a paradigm shift toward what really matters, a renewing of the mind, like the one spoken of in Romans 12:2. And during a season when reasons become muddled in the hustle and bustle of consumerism, this renewing of the mind is so necessary!
Precarious Yates has lived in 8 different states of the Union and 3 different countries, but currently lives in Texas with her husband, her daughter and their mastiff. When she’s not writing, she enjoys music, teaching, playing on jungle gyms, praying and reading. She holds a Masters in the art of making tea and coffee and a PhD in Slinky® disentangling.
You can learn more about Ms. Yates and about the issues discussed in this novel by visiting www.precariousyates.com
Book 2 of Revelation Special Ops, Pharmacia: Those Magic Arts, is due out in 2012.