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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Remembering my First Love

Hello Dear Friends,

The bible talks often about not forgetting God and all of His benefits and warns us to return to our first love. This advice should be applied to all areas of your life. I bet you’re wondering where this blog post is going. No, I’m not about to preach you a sermon, LOL, but I am going to share something that I learned this past weekend with you.

Ever been overwhelmed by some chore or project?

That’s exactly what happened to me this past weekend. I attended yet another chat on promotion and it seems that the more I know or learn about the art of promotion, the more there is to learn—and every bit of it is imperative if I want to become ‘famous’ in the eyes of book buyers/sellers. Piled on top of that, I just received the edits back on my 4th Tempered book and my editor informed me that she would be done with the 2nd round of edits on The Visionary within a week or two.

Although all knowledge is valuable, all that information compiled with my existing commitments became overwhelming. So overwhelming in fact that I had a headache, the thought of doing anything was exhausting, and I seriously considered tearing up my ‘to do’ list and canceling everything I had planned for the year!

Thankfully that was a fleeting thought-though the headache and exhaustion lasted all day Saturday and into Sunday, which left me incapable of accomplishing hardly anything. But the incident brought to light another time when I felt overwhelmed by the promotion aspect and the Holy Spirit gently reminded me that I’d prayed for God to move my books and that the frustration and sense of being overwhelmed was an indication that I had gotten off into works of the flesh. That thought quickly rolled into another…

Forget not your first love.

Although that exhortation in the bible means Jesus, this instance reminded me that my first love is writing. I realized that not only had I forgotten my first love – writing, I’d been neglecting my relationship with Him in a super-human effort to promote myself into ‘famous’ status.

So I’ve made a decision. I’m returning to my first love, writing (in this case, editing) and then when I’m done with my edits, I’ll get back to promoting and work on that ‘to do’ list. After all, like many of you, my time is limited….a couple of hours in the morning, a couple in the evening and a few on weekends and I must be a good steward of my time by not ignoring the loved ones in my life including my First Love.

Especially my First Love!

So if my blog posts are sporadic and irregular, you know why.

Friday I’ll be at Love Romance CafĂ© Yahoo loop for a chat @ 7pm CST and on Saturday I’m guest blogging at Petticoats & Pistols. Hope to see you there!

Until later take care, Have a BLESSED and Happy Easter! and remember….forget not the Lord your God and all His benefits.

Pamela S Thibodeaux
“Inspirational with an Edge!”

PS: Don’t forget, my short story A Hero for Jessica will be available on Wednesday, March 26th from The Wild Rose Press!


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