One of my resolutions for this year is to attempt to begin writing a book. Part of the delay in my motivation, aside from other things being more of a priority, is deciding which direction to take. I have lots of ideas, but nothing that is bubbling to the top. So I've decided to open it up to my blog readers....those great folks that endure my babbling on a regular basis and can point me in some direction. Here, in no particular order, are my options:
Devotional Book - I've written a lot of devotions for folks taking mission trips through the years and many of my spiritually-focused blog posts are suitable for converting to devotions which makes me consider compiling the work I've done, adding to it and creating a complete devotional book. This option is probably the path of least resistance.
Lifestyle Discipleship/Mentoring - This is my passion in ministry. After my Mom passed away, God showed me the importance of a godly mother and being able to be that to those who didn't have the awesome Mom I did. Through that path, I've developed a training curriculum and resources to help people get started. I've done seminars but never compiled it in book format. I'm a firm believer that "one size does not fit all" when it comes to discipling and mentoring and I've always wanted to get all that organized and published.
Dealing with Singleness - I'd have never dreamed I'd be single at this age, but I remind those that ask that I'm single by God's Design, not my choice. Even though I've walked this road not chosen, I've learned a lot along the way. I have some ideas on paper for this one as well, and want to make it as humor-filled as it is spirit-filled. So many times in my journey, someone would encourage me in a wonderful way spiritually when really, all I needed was someone to laugh with me. If I choose this option, I'd want to do both.
Fictional Story - This is the least developed of all the options. But since I love reading fiction and enjoy a story rich with plot and developed characters, I've often dreamed of writing a novel. I have no clue what the story would be, but I'd develop characters and go from there, just like a good creative writing instructor would tell you.
Let's hear from the audience....Which option should I choose?