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Friday, July 27, 2007

Long, Painful Day with Three Kisses from Christ

My shoulder is killing me (yes Dave with leetle tiny daggers or more like leetle tiny red hot pokers) but it's better than it was and my neck is also better than it was. That accident 3 years ago is still dogging me, I walked away from a totaled car but my poor spine and neck are paying the price. it was rough all day at work, I got maybe three hours of sleep last night (due to leetle tiny archers firing leetle tiny arrows into my neck and shoulder) because I would move in my sleep and then HURT and wake up. I had a rather unpleasant morning at the chiropractors (it ruddy hurt) and then got lost on the way to work (I don't normally drive that way) and arrived a half an hour late as well as starving because I'd had no breakfast and no lunch.

Sounds like a lovely day, doesn't it?

But it did get better. First, I sold The Door Within hard cover to a woman who had heard Wayne on WRBS this week (always cool to have them come in and tell us where they heard about the book) and I actually talked her into the HC because right now they are the same price as the papebacks at my store and that one was signed. So, her son will get the hard cover SIGNED edition for the same price that he would have gotten the paperback UNSIGNED one.

That made me happy.

Then, after some Tylenol(TM) and some A&W (TM)Root beer I was talking to a young lady who is a friend of mine and we caught up on what was going on with one another and I felt like with all that she'd gone through that week the Lord was just asking me to give her a treat. So, knowing her tastes I picked up a copy of The Restorer by Sharon Hinck and bought it for her. She nearly cried, and hugged me and said that she didn't come in the store to just say hi and complain and let me buy things for her (at Christmas she was going through a rough time I bought her The Door Within) which she told me she loved this time. I know that when I am hurting, and I want to withdraw from everyone, even those that love me best, I often find solace in reading Christian fantasy. It's like Christ follows me into the story, I can't explain it any other way, and He comforts me through the words of the author.

Tonight, I found out that I'm not the only one that feels that way.

So, those are my three kisses from Christ today.

He used me to introduce another reader to The Door Within and gave me the recall and wherewithal to make sure that she got the best deal for her money despite the pain and Tylenol swimming around in my head, He nudged me to share a book I adore with someone else who just needed a treat from His hand, and again He used me, and then He turns that around and has me find out that I'm not alone in being comforted with books and fantasy when I hurt.

I can't think of a better day.

4 comments:

Pais Charos said...

That's awesome, Scribe!

I wish I worked at a Christian bookstore now... I don't get to do that kind of stuff at my job <_<

Pais Charos said...

Um, Scribe, hun, your blog post is up there twice.

everlastingscribe said...

Now it's not, though the spelling is atrocious. But I'm not going to push the shoulder and make myself go back and edit it tonight. :)

Pais Charos said...

heh - I don't blame you. Back problems are "fun".

Poll Results

What Do You Notice First About A Book?
RESULTS! Closed 11/11/09

My attention's always grabbed by the cover-53%

I look on the spine for the author's name-6%

The thicker books are the one that grab my notice-26%

I open the book up to the middle and burry my nose in the pages, sniffing. Scent is important-0%

I flip the book over, ignore the cover and the spine and get to the book blurb-13%



Pick Your Weapon! RESULTS! Closed-11/03/09

Gladius-0%
Hand and Half Sword-16%
Long Bow-25%
Mace-0%
Staff-33%
Pen-25 %




What Kind of Fan Are You? RESULTS! Closed-10/22/09

Shy. I like reading books but I don't want to meet the authors-15%

Avid. I've read everything my favorite author has written!-38%

Curious. I've e-mailed my favorite author or left comments on the blog and asked them questions-38%


What Kind of Word Smith Are You? RESULTS!-Closed 10/15/09

I focus on setting-22%
I focus on dialogue-22%
I focus on action-22%
I focus on characters-33%

What Kind of Reader Are You? RESULTS!-Closed 10/07/09

I try and guess where the story is going to go-44%
I read the book and think how I would have written it differently-0%
I race through the story, riding the words like a rollarcoaster-22%
I race through the book and then go back and read my favorite parts again and again-33%

What Kind of Writer Are You? RESULTS!

Character first--1%
Plot First--4%
Balanced Between Plot and Character--5%
All Over The Place--5%

So All Over The Place and Balanced Between Plot and Character tie for the win! All I can say is that there must be some wicked stories out there. I can't wait to read them!

Scribe is Listening to:


Music:

Chronicles of Narnia Prince Caspian Sound Track.

Books on CD: The Moving Finger Read by Martin Jarvis. Original story by: Agatha Christie

Scribe is Reading:

I am? COOL!

I'm apparently referring to myself in the third person too. Go figure.

Books:

Nightmare's Edge by: Bryan Davis

The Invention of Hugo Cabert (Caldecott Book) by: Brian Selzinck-FINISHED. Mind blowing! Every storyteller should read this book.

FEARLESS by: Max Lucado-FINISHED. Excellent!

Bibles:
NLT Chronological 24/7 Bible paperback
NASB Online at Bible Gateway

Followers

Psalm 49

Psalm 49
A Psalm of Repentance

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