When I became a novelist there was a comment that I received often, but one I hadn’t expected.
“Wow,” readers would tell me. “This novel would make a great movie!”
That’s something a novelist likes to hear, but it carries about as much weight as when your son hits a home run for the first time. “Wow, your boy’s going to be in the Big Leagues,” spectators say. It’s a nice dream, but the reality of that happening is slim to none.
The thing I like about God is that He likes slim odds! With God all things are possible!
Over a year ago my friend Courtney from Women Living Well connect me with Amber Lia. Amber is an awesome blogger at Mother of Knights. Amber and her husband Guy are also founders and producers at Storehouse Media Group. They are amazing, talented people. We connected and started dreaming big together.
Currently, Guy and Amber are shopping around some (11!) of my novel ideas around Hollywood. While there are no guarantees that a movie will result in their efforts, they are getting great feedback! And they are working so, so hard to see it happen! (Which I appreciate!)
I’m blessed to work closely with these amazing people, and I was honored to visit their home when I was in LA in April. I truly consider them friends, and I’m praying for Guy and Amber’s efforts to bring quality, Christian movies to the television and big screen–not just mine.
Also when I was in LA, Guy, Amber and I were able to pitch to one of the executives at Hallmark. He seemed interested in our idea, so we’ll see what happens with that! (Hint, hint, please add to prayer list!) While seeing one of my novels made into a movie is still a dream, I’m so thankful to God for bringing this wonderful couple into my life who are working to see that happen. With them believing in me it feels as if the battle is already half won!
Your Turn: Do you like the idea of some of your favorite books being make into movies? I encourage you to pray for Guy and Amber Lia and others in Hollywood who are working hard to make this happen.
There is so much that needs to take place behind the scenes before a book is transformed to the big screen. Pray for all the Christian men and women who are involved in the process. Consider prayer YOUR part in helping God’s messages of hope to reacher a wider audience!
Hollywood may seem like a tough market to penetrate, but with God all things are possible! And your prayers are needed today!