That’s a strange thought, especially since DawnSinger has dominated my life for so many years. At first it was no more than a spark I tried to extinguish, but the story glowed within the depths of my heart. I even turned away from writing, but I simply could not get this story out of my head. Its characters hid in the nether reaches of my mind, and there waited — perhaps even plotted for all I know — for release.
It took the rededication of my life to Jesus, the Lord of my soul, for me to polish off my tarnished dreams and let the world of Elderland live in the pages of DawnSinger. Make no mistake. It requires courage to write for publication in today’s marketplace and an extra dose of guts to write Christian allegorical fantasy.
Armed with a kind of holy bull-headedness, I pressed forward, but not toward acceptance by man — my mistake before. No, I put my writing on an inner altar. If the Lord desired it as a burnt offering, I would surrender it. But the Lord returned my offering to me — Isaac restored to Abraham. if you will. DawnSinger found a publisher and is scheduled for a tentative release date of Fall 2011 by Port Yonder Press. For a first peek at an excerpt from “DawnSinger,” click here.
Winged horses, Guardians, the Gate of Life, and the DawnKing himself — how could I refuse the cost of bringing them to life?
And you? What will you pay? Is there a dream that will not leave you, even though it takes you into a discomfort zone of your own? Surrender it and you may receive it back again, whole and well.