Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Paths, Books, and the Glory of My Year


Press on though Summer waneth,
and falter not nor fear;
For God can make the Autumn
The glory of the year.
-Thomas E. Thoresby, 1877

Press on, you. I'll press on, too. Together we'll walk this winding path without faltering and without fearing, knowing God does have a way of making anything into a glorious thing.

How are you today? 

It's still drizzling here, and damp. Yesterday, I walked the paths of Hedge House and got completely lost in their leaf-littered beauty. (Did you catch the photos on Instagram or Facebook?) This weather is deeply, tangibly comforting to me. I brewed salted caramel tea and wound a scarf around my neck and shoulders and went for a stroll with my steaming mug. There's so much solace in autumn.

I've thought about it many times and considered it seriously before, but I am actually, finally, writing a book. Josh has been urging me to write since my industry took this devastating downturn, and I ran out of excuses. So what if no one reads it? I'm writing anyway. The words just fall onto the page; I think moving to Hedge House and the onset of autumn has completely done it for me. One day, nothing. The next day, the character drew her first breath and her voice filled my head. And that was it. They say if you don't know what to write, just write something you would like to read. And here it is. The leaves fall outside this study window and I write. And write. There's so much inspiration in autumn.

So I'm pressing on. I'm taking the risk. And I'm praying- really praying- that God will make this autumn the glory of my year.

Hope you're well and enjoy your Tuesday, friend. -Brin

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

How very lovely ~

Anonymous said...

I've been a reader for years (but never a commenter!) and I just love how raw and real your words are...always beautiful. As a sister in Christ, you and your new journey will be in my prayers!

Lulu said...

i know you can do it..you have a gift with the words..
good luck..

SDQuilter said...

I am in a long line to read it.

Tracy s said...

I just started reading your blog. It is lovely

Betty said...

I am happy you took the plunge. It will be a good book and I will be waiting to buy it.

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Dorothy Langlois said...

"The next day, the character drew her first breath and her voice filled my head. " I am hooked already.

Blessings from Arizona,
Dorothy

TannieD said...

...have followed your journey thus far and can't wait to experience more!

Sue Neitzel said...

It's about time girl!!! I've often thought you should write a book full of Monday moments, recipes, projects, tales and home making! I'd buy it!!

Lynne said...

Hmmm ... novel? memoir?
Neither one?

Ian's Girl said...

YESSSSS! Cannot wait to read it!

Gail said...

Thank goodness, been wishing you would do this forever! I can't wait to buy an autographed copy.

Heidi said...

Tell me where to buy it....amazon?

Terra said...

Best wishes on your novel. I have two nonfiction books published. Have you tried nanowrimo? It motivates you to write a novel in one month, and begins November 1. I haven't tried it but friends like it.

Sherry said...

I'm thankful you're writing..looking forward to walking alongside as you step through this journey. I too am writing..most likely a bit different type book.