Some interesting things have been happening over the last week or so. On January 1st, I wrote a post about New Year's resolutions. Near the end of that post, I expressed that I had a nebulous goal of wanting to write a book but was not sure what type of book it would be. The idea of someday writing a book was something that I had always thought about but had never expressed to anybody prior to that post.
That same day, I also finished reading a book called Jesus Is No Joke by Heidi Hollis. After finishing the book, I did something that I don't normally do; I went back to the Amazon listing for that book and clicked for to go to the author's info page. I saw that Hollis had a webpage where I found her Twitter ID. So, I sent her a tweet telling her that I enjoyed her book.
That was the start of several tweets back and forth between the two of us. In those initial tweets on January 1st she asked me if I would consider writing an honest review of her book on Amazon. The next day, I did write a review of the book, but posted it on my blog instead. I went ahead and sent her a tweet with the link to the blog review.
That tweet was the start of a conversation related to my New Year's post. Heidi thanked me for writing the review of her book. She also told me that I was a good writer. She tweeted back to me that perhaps it was time for me to put a book together. Who would have thought that a writer that I had read would think enough of what I wrote to think that I could write a book? She doesn't believe it a coincidence that the two of us have begun this discussion.
My tweets with Heidi Hollis have really got me thinking more about trying to put a book together. I still am not sure what type of book it would be, though I am 99% positive it would not be fiction. I have thought about writing something in the spiritual vein or perhaps even about the struggles of having a child with autism. It is something that I will be devoting a good bit of thought and prayer to.