I’m setting a goal. But I need your help.

I’ve been working on a book for a while, and a literary agent in California wants it as soon as it is done.

[That is exciting.]

The book is supposed to be around 50,000 words.

[That is a lot.]

I have 20,000 words written, edited, and saved in the DONE! file.  I have more words “written”, but they haven’t been read over and edited and actually considered on the “suck or not” scale.  So I’m not counting those.

Because I work in small increments of motivation success, here is the plan:

By December 31st, I should have 30,000 words written.

And by January 10th, I should have 40,000 words written.

And then by January 20th, I should have 50,000 words written.

And then on January 21st, I’m going to lay in my bed mumbling many incoherent things and probably ice my swollen fingers.

But I’m going to do it.

I need you.  To pray.  To not let me forget.  To remind me to work harder than I ever have before.

So I’m asking you to join me, for the next 30 days, and pray really hard that God would give me the words.  I’m grateful that I’m not dependent on my own mind and my own vocabulary [because my brain stores words like “skillz” and “biz-nass”].  Instead, I depend on the One who created words to give me the right ones.

If you are willing to commit to this with me, [and I’m not playing around you seriously have to commit because I do not think I can do this if I don’t have people praying], please leave a comment and make sure you put a good email address in that box.  Cause for realz, I’ll going to email out specific prayer requests that I won’t bog down the blog with. I reserve this space for more life-changing things like videos with Annie Parsons.

Is this selfish to use my blogmies/bloggites to pray this project to completion?  Maybe.  But I’d rather share this victory with you, and let you watch as I toil and try and fight through this thing.  Cause maybe there is something in your heart that you don’t think you can do because of time, money, skillz, whatever.

I’m here to show you, in the next 30 days [I hope], that God loves the hard stuff.  And He loves to show up for us.

That I can do all things [like write a book!] through Christ who strengthens me!

AND SO CAN YOU.

Oh, and if there is something YOU want to do in the next 30 days, tell me so I can be praying for you, too!!  The ole give and take.  I’m all about it.

[I just wrote 482 words in this post.  Halfway to my goal today.  Too bad this isn’t going in the book.]