You finally close the day’s work after reading and taking notes and asking questions.
You stack the books, the printouts, the papers, the highlighters, the notebooks; you stack it all, on the dining room table for tomorrow.
You save the manuscript.
You close the computer.
You walk away.
And you hear a small voice whisper, “Add a chapter.”
You argue back, “The title of the book is ’10 Things Parents Need to Know About Their Kids and Sex’ – You can’t just go and add a chapter!”
He says, “Chapter 10 needs to be: Parents Need to Know There’s Hope.”
And you get it.
So you walk back, you make a quick change in the Word document and you press save again.
Because no matter what the statistics, the stories, the reports, the trends, the media…no matter what:
There is hope.
It is with this post that I will bid you all adieu until the new year. I have 45 days until this manuscript is due and evidently, a lot more listening to do.
See you then.
With much love and gratitude,