Monday, January 10, 2011

Detours

Have you ever gone on a trip and had to make an unexpected detour?



Sometimes taking detours can open your eyes to a whole new way of doing things. You see things you didn't know were there. I remember one time we took a detour on our way to my parents cabin in Idaho. We'd taken the same road for years, but this one summer road work caused major delays so we took a detour and learned that this new way shaved about twenty minutes off our regular route. That detour turned out to be a good thing for us.


Why do I bring up detours?


Here's the deal. As I was preparing to submit the sequel of  The Forgotten Warrior to my publisher once again, I found I would have to make a detour. When I first wrote the sequel I had planned for a third novel as well, so there was another cliffhanger ending. I DO NOT want to ever do that to my fans again. Therefore, I needed to take a detour in resubmitting book two and change the ending.


BUT . . .


I really think you'll like what I'm planning to do. I'm very excited about it. 


I feel bad that this will mean yet another delay in getting the sequel to my fans, however, in the long run I think it's for the best. 


Sometimes the road most traveled needs to be reassessed and detoured around, but in the end it will make for a much better journey.

6 comments:

  1. Yes, we've had to take many detours in our lives, but if we let Him, God will use them for our good--just like your road trip to your parents!

    Blessings,
    Jen

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  2. I get lost a lot, so I've taken many a detour. Some are exciting. Some are scary. Some are fun. All bring new experiences. Go with it!

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  3. I think my life is a series of detours. We've moved ten times in ten years. But it's always been an adventure:)

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  4. Deni,
    Wow! Moving ten times in ten years. You must have a strong back. ;) Thanks for leaving a comment.

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  5. Carol,
    Very wise advice to "go with it". I like that a lot. Thanks for leaving a comment.

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  6. Jen,
    You are right! We should always put our trust in the Lord. Thanks for the reminder. :)

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