November is national novel writing month. I’m not sure exactly what NoNoWriMo is, but it’s not a competition. It’s more of a challenge to write 50,000 words in November. So people around the world are attempting to write a novel this month.
I don’t want to write a novel, but I’ve had an idea for a book on my experiences during my first 3 years of ministry. I had the idea actually before I started. The original idea was to write a journal of my daily feelings and issues which came up, and to see if it could be published anonymously. …I didn’t do that.
But the idea for a book on what you experience during your first few years of ministry still fascinates me.
The idea behind the book is that every book on ministry is written by a famous pastor or speaker at a mega-church who’s experience is extremely detached from what most people are going to experience. Or they’re written by people who are 20 years removed from their first few years of ministry.
So what if there was a book written by someone in a entirely ordinary context…writing about what the experience is like.
I don’t know that anyone will ever read it, but I think writing is a good exercise for reflection on life. Most of my writing energy is going to this project this month. So my blogging will be a bit thin this month.