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Thursday, June 01, 2006

Dear Friends at Homeland Security,

I just thought I'd warn you that I am writing yet another terrorist book. Therefore, there are many Google searches from my computer looking for information on certain terrorist groups. I apologize in advance for any extra work this may put on your plate. However, I am quite certain that once this book sells, you will read it and find your life somehow enriched by my story. At least that's my plan. So, let's just get my cards on the table-I am not a terrorist, have never been a terrorist, and am quite happy to be an American.

Thank you for your consideration.

Yes, my friends, I am writing yet ANOTHER terrorist book. The funny thing about the last terrorist book is that I made a bunch of stuff up, and sort of danced around the real story I wanted to tell. This one, well, God is in there, making me be honest. Crap. So this one is not set in a fictious country, but in Israel.

Let the death threats commence.

I'm blaming this one on Shane Claiborne, which is sorta Todd Agnew's fault, because Todd recommended Shane's book, The Irresistible Revolution . Funny, I think Shane is on the watch list too. Actually, I have no idea if I am or not, but I would imagine so, given that I do lots of research on the subject.

Anyway, Shane does not talk about terrorists, at least not directly, but he spawned a few cool thoughts that ended up spawning a few more thoughts, and while I'm still processing most of those thoughts, I realized one thing I must change. I'm living in the "safe" zone of my faith.

So what's risky to me?

Editing the book I'm editing, and writing this book I've been afraid to write, because it isn't going to be popular on a lot of fronts. Funny... remember how I told you all at the conference I talked with a guy about Israel and we disagreed on some things? He's either going to love or hate this book. But I am rising to his challenge and working where I am passionate.

Welcome to life in the faith zone...

4 comments:

Bailey Stewart said...

There's no reference to you knowing me on your computer, is there? LOL

Sounds intriguing. Good luck with it.

Tori Lennox said...

Well, I'm most likely there with you on that watchlist, Danica. I'm constantly researching stuff that could easily fall under Big Brother's... er, I mean Homeland Security's radar.

Especially since the story I'm playing with right now has a bounty hunter, a British spy, and an IRA terrorist.

Frankly, if they're so hard up for suspects that the start going after writers, they need to get out more, or something. *rolling eyes*

Danica/Dream said...

Eve, since you never sent me your snail mail info for your Todd Agnew prize, they won't be able to find you. ;)

Tori, that sounsd like a way cool book! I want to read it!

Bailey Stewart said...

Okay - I just sent it to you for the second time. :)

Maybe I have the wrong email address? It's a Hotmail address, right?