I neck deep in another revision of Courage and Corruption. I was supposed to be on my way to publishing, but I found out from my amazing advanced readers that this story needed some tweaking. So, I am busy expanding Jacob's role in the story, adding tension, and trying to make sure the heart of the story is not lost.
This has been hard for me. Once I send a book out to my advanced readers, my brain moves on to the next story. Going back is very hard, even if it is necessary. However, I am already seeing good come out of the story.
The whole theme of the book is surrender to God. One of the things that is coming out more is the effect an unsurrendered heart has on those around them.
The writing life is not for the faint of heart, as even our dearest books will have to be changed. However, it is worth it.
“That is the secret,” Lady Grace said with a smile, placing her hands on the girl’s shoulders. “None of us deserve kindness in exchange for the corruption, yet Jesus came and suffered the worst this corrupted world had to offer to give us the greatest blessing: the forgiveness of our sins so we could spend eternity with God."