Scrambled. No alarm needed, my brain produces thoughts and questions, dialogue and quirky characters, publishing avenues, and marketing plans in my sleep, until I stand to my feet at 4:00 AM and drag my body toward the coffee pot. I hit the button and hold the handle, waiting for the first drippings, yawning, blowing my nose. The … Continue reading What keeps me here?
Ten years since I heard my father's voice, or felt his hand on my shoulder. He passed away peacefully in his sleep. Ten years since I began writing a novel, sharing the depth of his character with the world. It took me a summer to write the first draft. A summer. Three months of getting up … Continue reading Timing and Sequence for writers
I'm sitting, staring at the List. The List I made over the weekend to help me stay on track with my writing. All this and more to be completed in one day, along with homeschool and daily life. Work on WIP Write 250 words for the new book Write a blog post Edit a chapter … Continue reading The Interruption
The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me. Because the Lord has anointed me to preach good tidings to the poor, He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, … Continue reading The Good News of Salvation
Why am I writing? If for any other reason than to bring glory to Christ...it is selfish ambitions. And those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God—Galatians 5:19-21 Dear God, Guard my heart against selfish ambitions. Help me to surrender all my hopes and dreams, laying them at the altar. … Continue reading WHY AM I WRITING?