I feel like I’m having a baby. Ever since I was a child, I’ve dreamed of becoming an author, and it’s about to come true! I’m expecting my very first book in a matter of weeks. I submitted my manuscript to the publisher on December 31, 2007 and it looks like I’ll have the babe in my arms in August. That’s almost a full-term pregnancy. And like any expectant mother, I can’t wait to push as hard as I can – do whatever I can – to hurry up and get this book out.
I think it’s comical that I had the nerve to write a book with the word “Wait” in the title when I’m struggling so much to do just that. My patience is really being tested this summer as I’m waiting for two babies that are both due about the same time. My stepdaughter is having our first grandchild, and it’s a race to see who (or what, in my case) comes first.
Actually, when I think about it, it feels like I’m giving birth to a baby elephant because this has been way more than any human gestation period. When I returned to visit Eastern Europe (this time with my husband) in October 2005, I became convinced that God wanted me to take time to record some of the amazing things I’d seen Him do. After some difficult negotiating, I decreased my hours at work so I could begin writing We Wait You in earnest in January 2006. After 18 long months, I finished the first draft.
And now the process is almost complete. Soon I’ll have a book. And I can’t wait!