...and her twin sister Cutie Pie...
...and teeny tiny Little Gal.
So I don't know what's up with this writer's--or more accurately, blogger's--block I'm experiencing today.
Maybe it's that I've discovered so many interesting new blogs lately, by talented writers who have attracted large groups of followers, and my little "String of Pearls" seems a bit pathetic in comparison.
Or maybe it's that I feel guilty devoting any of my free time to blogging when I've got a book to review for CatholicFiction.net, and I don't want to keep them waiting too long. (The book, by the way, is Franz Werfel's spectacular The Song of Bernadette, which I somehow never got around to reading before now and am enjoying immensely!)
Perhaps it's nothing more than the fact that I am overwhelmed lately by the love I feel for my husband, for our children, and for our grandchildren--a love so all-encompassing and powerful that it is almost a painful thing; and at the same time I am filled with deep feelings of unworthiness in the face of all these beautiful blessings God has given me. It's so hard to put what's in my heart these days into words. I don't feel like I have the writing ability to do my feelings justice.
I don't feel like much of a writer at all, to be honest, even though I suppose having a published novel means I must try to consider myself one. Finding Grace may not be selling like hotcakes (yet!), but it's out there. (How well do hotcakes sell, anyway? I had no idea there was such a market for them.)
Incidentally, I just read recently that the best way for an author to sell his first book is to write a second one. If that's the case, I better find a way to get over this writer's block pretty soon--because if my first book was any indication, it'll probably take me almost five years to write the next one...
What do you think? Should I go to work on a sequel? Or should I just concentrate on trying to keep this blog up and running? I'd be interested in your thoughts on the subject.