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Saturday, September 22, 2007

Calling All Archers. Again!

Those of you who followed or participated in the Fantasy Four Fiction Tour will no doubt remember how I constantly asked for prayer, and also how Wayne, Sharon, Bryan and Christopher also asked that you pray for them. Signings and events are tons of fun the day that they happen but everything leading up to them and following them is hard work and everything that can go wrong will go wrong especially on the day of the event! Props will fail, computers will not order the right amount of product, microphones will take on demonic qualities, bookworms will turn into slugs and not want to talk to authors, storm clouds will appear out of no where and overwhelm fans so that they stay home, and tempers will get stretched to the breaking point and people will snap. What then can a poor overwhelmed clerk or author do?

Pray. And we do, we really really do.

I can tell you from experience that there is nothing more comforting in the moments when everything is falling apart than knowing there are Christian brothers and sisters praying for you. To know that you are walking in their prayers, to know that they took the time out of their day to lift you up before the Lord, that they are with you and for you, that they have your back is a marvelous relief, and comfort. I can tell you too from experience that there is no greater joy than knowing people are praying for you and you exceed your expectations at an event and people walk away having connected with the Author who is greater than any other. That happened at our Fantasy Four Fiction Tour signing too.

I know that Bryan, Christopher, Wayne and Sharon are still deeply grateful to everyone who prayed for them as they battled homesickness, grueling hours in the cars, and too little sleep. They really couldn't have made it without the physical support or prayer support.

Seeing as you archers did such a fine job last time, I'm calling for your aide again! Let's all pray for Wayne and the signing this week, really dig in and pray. I don't want to tell you what to pray for, though I'm sure the Capt'n has some ideas and we can ask him for certain points to target, and we can share too what the Lord has pressed on our hearts for him. I'd really like to get prayer for him every day of this week and not just on Friday but I'm open to your ideas too.

Wanna string your bow again and join up?

Post below and let me know.

4 comments:

Pais Charos said...

Eesh ... I remember that day during the FF Tour. I was stuck in traffic with the Sirs Wayne, Christopher, and Bryan, and Lady Sharon (she was with me!!). It was insane.

Aye. I'll join in the prayers :)

everlastingscribe said...

I remember that :-D I remember thinking "Now that's friendship, now that's real honest to goodness friendship" when I heard you drove down with her.

Weird things happen at Wayne's signings. Small weird things. Fans (most are youth) usually don't notice but because I've been to enough of them I can say that the gremlins come out of the wood work it seems. His computer won't work right during a presentation, the music will skew just enough, a door he needs open will get locked, props fail, all kinds of just odd almost 'harassment' type things happen and the larger the venue, the larger the oddness at times.

Pais Charos said...

And I would've done it again. Sharon and I totally bonded during that extra long drive - it was amazing. I wouldn't trade it for the world! And Sharon prayed while we were driving. It was really really really cool. And besides, my nephews had a blast riding with the others. The 8 year old rode with Chrisopher and Jennifer (he was the one burping on that video!), and the 12 year rode with Wayne, Mr. Davis, and Legossi.

But ... it wasn't like that at the Elicott City signing during the FF Tour. I think the only "hitch" was the traffic and us arriving fashionably late. Or did I miss something...?

I still laugh when I look at the "I just got a busy signal" photo! Haha, that was great!

everlastingscribe said...

Oh yeah, the CD changer decided it wasn't going to work (it works all day all the time normally :-P) so we had like an hour of music and that was it but I don't think anyone noticed. The fans were really upset that first hour, I thank God that the authors didn't hear what they were saying. And it did get turned around, Mom going out with the candy and getting them to talk to each other turned the attitudes around.

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!

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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!

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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!

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