As I sat in my office trying to figure out if Nutella or Biscoff spreads were going to make the cut for my afternoon coffee snack, the lightning struck. Delivering some interesting apologetics subjects embedded in an entertaining novel. Cool idea, right?
Well, if you are 10% as nerdy as I am about this stuff, then it is nothing short than an epiphany! So there I go, without much direction besides my passion for fiction and history to back me up. The story developed over several months, and in some moments it truly surprised me. My very patient wife Debra became accustomed to frequent interruptions in her day by an overly excited husband attempting to share some background historical finding that I thought was just awesome, or asking her opinion about some other quirky subject that just had to be included in the story.
But in reality, this story pretty much wrote itself. I wish I could take credit for it, but I just don’t think I can.
The editing was another story. Write, rewrite. Write, rewrite. And then again. Ok, done. No, wait a minute. Rewrite. You know the drill.
This was news to me, as I have only written technical stuff in the last 30 years. Stuff like “3D evaluation of the permanence of fat grafts”. Riveting, right? So, re-tooling my brain to write in a manner that would be entertaining and meaningful at the same time took a while, but hey, at this point of my life God gave me some time. I better make the best use of it.
I’d love to know what you think about Out of Time, so please don’t hesitate to comment on this post. I may share my Nutella snack with you.
I said may, not will. Don’t get excited.