I’ve always dreamed of being a writer – ever since my epic thriller “The Black Thing” written around the age of 5 or 6, that featured some sort of shady dancing figure with a boombox (because who wouldn’t find that scary?). That would be my last completed book for over two decades.

Every few years I’d take a stab at writing a novel, with what I believed to be a brilliant idea. I’d end up hammering out a chapter and quitting. It was not until God entered my life and paired up with me to write a story for His glory, that I was given the strength to follow through and write a full manuscript for a middle-grade Christian fiction novel by the name of A Fervent Warrior – a tale of a troubled boy in foster care that draws upon the parable of the scattering seed[1] and the armor of God.[2]

I consider that time a turning point, when I finally decided to seriously pursue my dreams of writing. Upon the advice of my writing manager (also known as my wife), I started a blog as a platform while I finished the manuscript. Being none the wiser, I thought, “Hey, why not name the blog the same as my novel?”

Well, fast forward over a year and it hit me – I don’t have to stop there. I can continue writing novels with God’s help and give over my passion to His service. I now have a second, completely unrelated draft manuscript a quarter of the way through, with possible plans to make it a trilogy. Rather than create multiple websites with different names, I’ve redirected the blog’s domain to  www.nicolascday.com to encompass all my current and future projects. I will use this site to provide progress updates while continuing to post my musings on matters both theological and “parentical”.

(parentical: adjective: “relating to the act of parenting.” Catch up Merriam-Webster!).

In the meantime, I am excited to announce that I have finished working through the manuscript with my hired editor!  I am now plunging headfirst into the murky waters of a first time author figuring out the best way to make their book available. As I take steps forwards, seeking conferences and formulating query letters, I realize how little I know about this business and how overwhelming the journey ahead is. I don’t know where it will take me, but I hope that regardless of the outcome, I never lose the passion of writing for God. Besides, a pretty smart guy once said:

“Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than the one with all the facts.” – Albert Einstein 

All prayers, suggestions, and advice welcomed, encouraged, and thoroughly appreciated!

 

– Nicolas C. Day

 

[1] Matthew 13, Luke 8:4-15, Mark 4:1-20

[2] Ephesians 6:10-18

 

 

 

 


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