During 2013, dozens of talented writers are joining me to cheer you on in your storytelling. These guest-writers will share a few helpful words with you right here every Tuesday night, to encourage you as you #TellHisStory. (Come back after midnight Wednesday to link up your God Story by clicking here. You are free to share ANY story that God lays on your heart.)
And now, I’m delighted to introduce you to the amazing Mick Silva.
I’ve been working on my novel for over 10 years.
The whole truth is that it’s been closer to 13.
Telling my story has been like dragging a bear out of bed in winter.
What can I say? I’m a slow waker. But one thing has helped me accept the challenge and rise anyway.
I was 10 when A Wrinkle in Time pierced my dark cave and ever since, I’ve wanted to read how other wounded healers were saved.
I knew who those stories were really about…
And in time, I learned they spoke of One who writes the story over and over on our hearts.
The truth is, I’m stubborn and slow. I’m a cave-dweller whose story awakened to the light. But as I’ve reluctantly emerged, I’ve discovered no struggle too great, no darkness too strong for this light.
Why do I keep telling my story? Because I know a struggle that brought transformation. I know the sustaining strength that changes lives. I’ve experienced who the stories are really about—and I believe telling it could be my most powerful tool to prod another bleary sleeper awake.
And I believe a great ending is coming…
So I accept the challenge.
And rise anyway.
Mick Silva is owner and chief bottle washer at YourWritersGroup.com, a writing community for seekers of God-stories. His musings and mumblings about writing stories are sent bright and early to sleepyheads every Monday in the “Monday Meds” email. Find Mick on Facebook here, on Twitter here @micksilva and his website, micksilva.com.
Your turn: Why do you keep telling your story?