In regards to my writing...it has been a summer of transition. The shift started though at the Alliance Women's "Spring Refresh" retreat in Auburn. While being refreshed in my heart and soul through the speakers and sisters in Christ. All of a sudden one of the speakers announces "The first Christian Writer's Gathering at Delta Lake". I can still feel the goosebumps as I listened to her share the details for the weekend.
I couldn't wait for the break to pick up the informational flyer. They were all gone! But I learned they had more at the store - I would have to wait until the next break. I was a half focused participant at this point. It was the first time I could taste my writing! If I wasn't so interested in hearing God's Word and the way He was working in the lives and others - and ways I could personally change...I probably would have taken a notebook and pen to nearest cubby and started writing.
I'm not sure if I was as excited for the upcoming "Writer's Gathering" or that I wanted to write. I wanted to finish my book. As I listened to the speakers - each had a tidbit of information that could apply to finishing my book and using the gifts God's given me. A good thing I stayed!
Once I had the informational flyer - I called Ed to tell him about it and discuss finances. It has been a challenging couple years and didn't want to make a decision without discussing it. He was a gungho "YES!" while I was still reviewing the budget in my brain. Role reversal at its finest! I listened to Ed and registered.
The clock seemed to be moving ever so slow awaiting the upcoming opportunity to be surrounded by writers - learning how to be a better writer and to market my book once it was finished.
The school year ended and the first week of Julyl arrived...What to pack? What to share? Share!!! Oh my goodness...I'm not sharing but I'll bring it. Well...I brought everything. Only one person traveling to this conference from my home yet the van was full! LOL I didn't want to be inspired and not have whatever I needed to write that particular tidbit.
I came home from the conference - developed this Internet site with my first BLOG, created a Facebook page for my writing and started revising my original draft and the first revision. Authors have offered support, critique and prayers! I'm moving forward with God steering and leading - it has been a wild ride.
School starts on Tuesday - praying to use my lunch and break time as "writing time" so I can meet my November deadline.
I've looked into what most agents require for submission - I have a couple I'm interested in right now but still researching. Once I have at least 5 chapters revised, I'm going to start looking for my agent. I'm hoping an agent will help with completing the revision process in a timely manner while starting to seek the publisher God has waiting for this book.
God is good and leading the way...thankfully He chose me to travel this journey with him. From a grief stricken journey to one filled with joy and hope - Only God can do such things!
Have a great day!