Yesterday, Stephen King was on the Today Show promoting his new book, 11-22-63. I was in awe of my Kindle once again as, in under a minute, I had the new book in my hot little hands right there from my couch. You see, to me, Mr. King has realized the dream. His prayers were answered. On a day when he couldn't buy the "pink medicine" needed to heal his child's ear infection, he got a call, offering him "400" for an advance on Carrie. His response? "Four hundred dollars?" "No, Mr. King. Four hundred thousand dollars." Mr. King then slid down the wall, sat upon the floor, and probably cried with joy. He had been moonlighting in a laundromat on top of teaching English for very little money. This is the dream we writers dream of. And so many years later, almost FORTY, here he is, writing what he wanted to write back then. But he speaks of having the idea in the 70's, and then needing to not write it til now as he "needed to grow wiser, get the timing right". Though I ask for the phone to ring with an eager agent on the other end who has sold my book already (?!), there are reasons that we must wait sometimes...our prayers are not answered as we'd like them to be, but imagine if every child got "yes" to every whim. When God tells us "no", it may be "not yet", but there surely is a reason. So, with that in mind, I ask again to be guided in the "write" direction. As Sarah Ban Breathnach so wisely states in her daily reader Simple Abundance (my personal daily bible) "very often we need to hear the no, to allow us more time, space, wisdom, and experience to prepare for the glorious moment when, because you are finally ready, willing, and able, Spirit answers you with a sharp, sudden, and resounding "Yes!" Guess I'd better get back to work building upon my wisdom, practicing the "gift", and casting a wider net to get my "Yes!" moment. Be well, and happy writing!