Saturday, February 10, 2007

thank you... and a note..

When I wrote the previous post, i wanted to just thrash out how i felt at that time but yes, i was also hoping to `solicit' some responses...

But what i did not expect was getting replies from readers i do not know personally, and from overseas too! that's quite a nice surprice really.. :)

So i just want to say a big `thank you' to all my readers and especially those who have responded in one form or another to affirm me that my blog is worth a read. i guess i should not be discouraged just because traffic is low or comments box is empty.

And now.. i have some `news' for you.

I have decided to slow down in my post for Jess' 2 Js unless its something really worth sharing with you guys..

I think 22 months of regular blogging meant that I've devoted a lot of my spare time on the Net - (esp when posting photos on travel pieces etc.. that really take up a lot of time!) Not that I don't like doing it or think it's a waste of time - God forbid - but I guess when you're called to do something more important, you have to forgo certain things...

I will be working on a book that I have started more than 10 years ago.

I can't let (too much of) the cat out of the hat at the moment but I can tell you it's an autobigraphy/personal testimony - about how I battled a certain illness since I was young and about how God had delivered me and healed me and transformed me into who I am today.

Yes, you can call it a Christian book but i have nothing to preach.. it's merely to share of the goodness of God, the miracle He has done in my life and how He has great plans for me..

I promise it won't be boring.. for I have much stories to tell about my life - the pain, the sorrow, the joy and the victory.. and I will spill it all out with no shame..

Originally I had hoped that i could publish it by my 30th birthday! But many years had passed by and I had abandoned it for so many years - due to distractions of many kinds (work, and now blogging and reading blogs being some of them) I did not even write one word to my book in the last 3 years! And now, it's only less than 1/4 way done.. and needs a lot of rewriting..

So yeah, that's what I'm going to be doing from now on till the day the book is completed. But of course i won't let this blog die... it's still an outlet of sort and a way to keep in touch with friends and readers.

Only thing is, the frequency and length of posts would really have to reduce..

But I believe my readers will understand and are as excited for my `new project' as I am.

Wish me luck and will keep you posted on how it goes.. :)

4 comments:

cyber-red said...

ooohh

i've always wanted to write a book. but then again i've always wanted to do a lottt of things in life. all the best and make sure you finish it!

rinnah said...

Good luck on writing your book! It's one of the things that I want to do in my life too... I believe that there's a good (if not great!) book inside each writer and I look forward to seeing you on the shelves of the local bookstores.

daybee said...

As a child, I used to dream about writing ;) The dreams are currently shelved but who knows when they'll come back...

Wishing you all the very best on your journey to the completion of your book!

jesscet said...

cyber-red, rinnah, daybee: thanks for your encouragement!:) writing a book requires much focus and perserverance.. but i will really aim for it this time to have it completed and published by next year! and i'm sure you guys can do it too if u set your heart and mind to it.. ;)