A guest post by Rachel Skatvold
You are never too old (or too young) to set another goal or dream a new dream. ~C.S. Lewis
As a fellow dreamer, I love these words of wisdom by C.S Lewis. During my childhood I loved writing stories. My mom still has a binder full of them. However, I never dreamed of writing anything that would be published until right after my first son was born.
It’s ironic that my first novel started out as a dream. I woke up one morning with an idea for a Christian love story and started writing it down. For several months I kept my writing a secret, afraid I was having a midlife crisis early. However, I fell more in love with the characters every day and couldn’t stop writing their story. I didn’t realize it then, but my crazy dream would turn into my first full length novel.
Enduring the Flames is an inspirational romance following the love story of two college students. A mysterious fire left EVIE JAMES scarred and abandoned by her mother. Thirteen years later she begins a desperate search for the only parent she has left. Finding her mother seems hopeless until she means a talent Christian singer, JEREMIAH STEVENSON. As their relationship grows, there's no doubt that God brought them together for a reason. But when fiery trials come, will they be able to trust God’s plan and endure the flames? Click here to read the book teaser.
In the meantime I’ve been working on a free e-novella called, “Love is Just the Ticket.” It’s sweet and suspenseful Christian romance about a young widow returning to her small home town in search of new beginnings and a police officer running from dark shadows in his past. Click here to check it out.
If you are a new writer or a fellow dreamer, I would like to encourage you to keep pursuing your dreams. Jeremiah 29:11 is a great encouragement because it shows that God has a perfect plan for everyone who serves him. If He has placed a dream or vision in your heart, don’t give up. Trust Him with your dreams and although it may not turn out exactly like you expected, in the end they will turn out bigger and better than you ever imagined!
About Rachel Skatvold
Rachel is an inspirational author and stay at home mom from the Midwest. She enjoys writing inspirational romance, devotions and encouraging blogs. Rachel is currently seeking publication for her first inspirational romance novel, “Enduring the Flames.” Other than writing, some of her hobbies include singing, reading and camping in the great outdoors with her husband and two young sons. You can find out more about Rachel’s books and writing on her website: http://www.rachelskatvold.com and on her Facebook fan page: http://www.facebook.com/rachelskatvoldauthor