Last July as I started my journey into marketing myself and my book writing I hadn't expected for it to take off like it did. I received media coverage and by August was receiving emails. On August 2nd, 2010 I received an email from a woman who had written a book about a tragedy in her life. As I read her words I was overwhelmed by her compassion and support for my loss and my book writing. She transitioned to her own book writing and shared her story.
She concluded her letter with "I would love to sit down with you one day and discuss how we may be able to get our stories told to the public." My heart was at my ankles and I wasn't sure how to respond. I didn't know who she was and wasn't willing to take the chance to find out. Fast forward a few months and this woman reappears in my writing life once again at the memoir writing class at the River's End Bookstore in Oswego. As I walked in I recognized her as a colleague through the Oswego Reading Council but didn't connect she was the writer who contacted me the previous summer until later that evening when I opened our first "class" email.
Oh my gosh, I knew that email. I apologized the following week, explained my caution in "getting together" and asked forgiveness. She understood and as the class progressed we became better acquainted. Since that first email in August - there have been a hundred emails, IM's and posts back and forth. Class has concluded yet we still get together once a week and are hoping to start meeting at least twice a week, now that our daughters are becoming friends. We're also going to take another writing class together starting in May. I'm so thankful for God's orchestration.
It started with an email and has emerged into a friendship. I hope you will take time to learn more about Amy Quonce, her writing and her story. Since then
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There are others joining me as I write this book - sharing their time, talents and passion for writing and the Lord to help me grow as a writer and see my book through to publication. Join me the next couple days in meeting some more of my accountability partners. Thanks to you all...your reading is an inspr
Lisa M Buske
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