Easter is almost upon us, and with that will come the end of Lent — Something I am earnestly looking forward to!
Because this year I gave up junk food. That’s right, not just chocolate or cookies, but every single conceivable type of snack food. And I didn’t even give myself Sundays off! That’s over 40 days without my favorite food group!
So how am I doing it?
The same way I tackle writing books — determination, perseverance and a promise to see it through to the end.
Of course with Lent, I made that promise not just to myself, but to God, which does make it a much more serious undertaking. However, I have heard many Christian writers say that they write to glorify God, they write the stories He gives them, and so, writing a Christian book is also like a period of Lent. We forgo many things to find time to write, we struggle, we fight to get those words just right, but in the end we create works that we can be proud of, works that can help people or solidify their Christian beliefs.
And just as I will feel a sense of accomplishment when Lent is over — and believe me I will be biting the ears off a chocolate bunny — we should always celebrate our accomplishments when we finish a book, because whether it gets published or not, we made it!
Eva Maria Hamilton is the author of Highland Hearts, a Love Inspired Historical novel published by Harlequin.
The Battle of Culloden is over, but one Highlander’s fight has just begun…
Logan McAllister survived years of indentured servitude in the Americas to reach this moment. Now he’s returned to Scotland, ready to redeem the secret promise from Sheena Montgomery’s father – that his years as an indentured servant would earn him Sheena’s hand in marriage. But when he arrives home, he learns that Sheena’s father has died, his contract has been lost… and Sheena is engaged to another man.
To connect with Eva Maria Hamilton online, please visit her at www.evamariahamilton.com
I hope everyone enjoys the journey of Lent, because the promise of Easter is coming! And it's sure to be sweet! lol