I attended a Christian writer’s conference last weekend at East Texas Baptist University in Marshall, Texas. I was privileged to hear literary agent, Terry Burns, speak on “Using Fiction to Spread God’s Word”. One of the things which struck me was when we were asked whether or not our writing is an obligation or an offering. He said it was important to know the difference. An obligation is a calling from God. An offering is having the desire to write. For those who believe that writing is a calling from God (myself included), you have to remember that God will use you in his own time. And then there was the light bulb moment for me. He asked us to think about how long it took God to prepare Abraham, Moses, the disciples, and even Jesus himself before he was ready for them to do his work? God is not only working on your writing, he’s working on you too. That hit home for me. I came home motivated , but no longer in a huge rush to get things finished. I know this young adult novel is God’s calling for me. He will make it happen in his own time when he is ready. I know this could mean one person reading it or thousands. Only he knows the answer to that.