Friday, October 2, 2015

DO YOU HEAR GOD TALKING TO YOU?

That still... small... voice!

I have always been a storyteller in one capacity or another, but my writing journey did not begin for God. When I started writing, I didn't even know a market existed for Christian Speculative fiction - so I wrote for the secular market. My books were clean but there was very little of God in them.
I struggled along for over two years - hitting smooth stretches at times, but always coming back to the struggle. And then I started shopping for an agent... and well, you can imagine how that went. 

At the time, I was bothered that no one... absolutely no one... wanted my story. Now, I look back and Thank GOD that was the case. Would my book have been the next big hit? It's possible. But would I be able to live with myself now? Probably not.

Almost a year ago, I was struggling through another story. I was writing for God this time, but I never really felt like that story was what I was supposed to be writing – so it's no surprise every word fought me.

One morning, I was so frustrated, I was ready to throw in the towel and do something else... anything else... when God gave me an answer I never expected. I never heard an audible voice but the message was VERY clear.

I had asked God what He wanted me to write, and a story exploded in my mind; a story I would never have written on my own – a story about an assassin.

Well... once I started, I couldn't stop! The more I wrote, the more I wanted to write. Before I knew it, I had five parts of a story - rough drafts, but still... solid parts of a series, and there was so much information leftover in my mind – about the characters, about their back-stories, about the world in which they live. I have since used that information for marketing - posting character bios on my website, sharing tidbits with my launch team, even writing an extra BONUS scene that I released in the middle of August.

All because I listened to that still... small... voice!
It is amazing how much God can fill us with. . . when we let Him.

“And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.” – Habakkuk 2:2 KJV

The above is my life's verse – it's the verse God has given to me, to spur me on when I'm exhausted, to inspire me when I feel empty, to encourage me when I feel hopeless. It's my message, my motto, my hope – that I can do something to help spread the word of God.
Even through a story about an assassin...

Have you listened to that still, small, voice lately? What has God been trying to tell you? Are you following the path He has set out for you? You should...



About the book:
Her mission was simple — get close to the Prince, and kill him. . . 

Kayden entered the palace under a lie, one designed to get her close to the Prince. On the outside, she may look like a princess but beneath the mask, a killer lays in wait — for the perfect moment.

Dvarius was not ready to take the crown, nor was he ready for a wife . . .

But due to his father’s unexpected death and an archaic law — he must find a bride before he is allowed to take his rightful place on the throne.

And the one woman he wants — just might be the one who is there to kill him…

About the Author:

JC Morrows – writer of YA Christian speculative fiction, drinker of coffee and avid reader – is a storyteller in the truest sense of the word.

She finished her first speculative fiction novel purely for the enjoyment of her mother – also known as her biggest fan.

JC has been telling stories in one form or another her entire life and once her mother convinced her to write them down, she couldn’t stop.

She gives God all of the glory for her talent and ability!

The photos are attached.

God Bless!