I'd like to hear the counsel of the Christians who visit.
I am considering doing something that I have never done before. I have no idea if it will be any good or work out in any way. I have no idea if I have any talent or skill for my project. My motivation is money.
I have prayed (a limited amount) about this and not received any leading. I am starting a fast to seek guidance. I am willing to either walk away or embrace the project with enthusiasm, depending on the result of the fast.
If I don't pursue this project, I have ideas for two others that might be profitable uses of my time. This isn't a all or nothing situation. I have no idea what the time frame would be for me to complete any of my ideas, or which one if any, would make me more money. If any of the ideas works out, it would be a blessing, and I would be grateful.
The project I am considering is writing a book or perhaps a trilogy. I have had an idea for a story in my head for about 4 or 5 months now. The more I consider the story, the more I think that there might be a market for it.
My reason for being unsure of doing the book is that my story idea is based in themes of the occult and demonology. My intent would be to conceal the occult themes inside a sci-fi/fantasy fiction plot. In the end the good guys would be good and the bad guys bad and evil will be known as evil. It is not my intent to produce something for the "Christian" market. If published I intend to use a nom de plume.
What effect if any, do you see this type of book having for good or ill?
What effect if any, do you see this having on my Christian witness?
I have no idea if I can produce something worth while. I may get bored with it before I get into it. I may stink at this and 86 the project 2 hours after I start banging the story out. I don't know. I guess that I've come to the point in my life that if I can't ask the Lord to bless something, and reasonably expect that outcome, I don't want to bother with it. Your thoughts on the matter are appreciated.