WARNING: Anvil Drop Zone
**The person you are about to read is the epitome of the universe’s perverse and twisty whims.
Murphy’s law is an adage or epigram that is typically stated as: “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong”.
I happen to be prone to its hazards. Usually by way of anvil. Rarely does it catch me off guard anymore. My crazy hair tends to act as a shock absorber. But today it hit low and knocked the tar out of me. Don’t worry too much. I pouted like a proper 2 year old for an hour or so and maybe shed a tear, but soon I caught my breath and bounced right back up.
Maybe some of you are wondering why today’s post isn’t about my book? Maybe you were looking to be the very first to buy your copy? Well, I thank you and ask that you please wait just a few days longer. Murphy had his way and there has been an unexpected (contradiction to Murphy) delay.
A little back-story about I Am Ocilla some of you may not know. Halfway through writing her, my life was literally turned upside-down. You can read about that over at NAF. HERE I posted a series (16 small parts, links are at the bottom of each post. ) two years ago about how satan tried and failed to ruin my family. Murphy and satan often work hand-in-hand. At the same time, I firmly believe they tried to ruin Ocilla. I seriously considered giving up writing.
If not for my dear friend Kathleen Maher talking me away from the ledge, I may never have finished Ocilla. If not for Kathy’s constant encouragement and support, I would never have entered Marcher Lord Premise Contest in the fall of 2009. It just so happened that I entered on the last day. It also just happened that on January 1, 2010 I was honored in being one of three co-winners. That win led me to become friends with and work closely with a special group of writers. It also led me to Grace Bridges and ultimately being published.
Murphy keeps at me because I am constantly getting back up and having another go at things instead of sitting and wallowing in my misery. That is only possible because I turn it all over to God. When God brought me and my family through that awful year in 2008 with only minor bumps and bruises, I turned my writing completely over to Him.
So when Murphy or satan knock the tar out of me, I know because I know because I know that it is because I am doing work for my Lord and they are none too pleased. I can live with that and I hope you all will stick with me and Ocilla just a little while longer while God sorts out Murphy and satan.
Peace, love and God’s will.