Saturday, November 01, 2008

Finding the Best Time to Write

As I've mentioned, time management has never been one of my greatest strengths. I have such a desire to write but don't always find/take the time.

Since I started the Christian Writers Guild course, I'v had to create a writing schedule to make sure I turn assignments in on time. And it's kept me accountable.

This past week, I got up earlier in the mornings. My mind is fresh and ideas start to flow. Everyone is different but mornings seem to work best for me.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Colorado History

Colorado history has always facsinated me. I love to devour a colorful history book on this state and imagine what the people were like and how they survived without our modern conveniences. The tragic stories along with the triumphant ones fill my mind with writing ideas.

When I suffer from writers block, a history book will get the creative juices flowing again. I've even named some of my characters after people I've read about and enjoy creating several generations of a family for my stories.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Yielding to God

Writing is one of my heart's desires. But time management has always been an issue for me. Too many things vie for my time.

As I pour out my heart to God, He is so faithful to meet me in my struggles. I believe He has given me the desire to write and will help me make time as I yield to Him.

Early morning seems to be my best time to write. The house is quiet and my thoughts are fresh with the start of a new day.

The writing resume, essay and first two chapters of "A Healing Refuge" are coming along nicely. I plan to submit them to Christian Writers Guild soon.

After a few rest stops, my writing journey is back on track.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

God Answers in Awesome Ways!

I've been praying all week about taking the course through the Christian Writers Guild.

At a training course at work yesterday, we were reminded that we are all on a Great Adventure. And to achieve our dreams we often times must take risks.

My devotion this morning read "Therefore, what You are commanding me today is not too difficult for me or beyond my reach." Deut 30:11

God will strengthen me and lead me on this writing journey as I yield my thoughts and ways to Him.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Writing Course

I'm seriously thinking of applying for the Journeyman level writing course at Christian Writers Guild.

To apply I must submit a writing resume, two chapters of my novel and a 500 word essay stating why I want to be admitted to the course. And of course a nonrefundable application fee.

What do I have to lose?

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Back to Work

Our move is complete so it's time to get back to work on the novel.

To get inspired I've been reading "Writing for the Soul" by Jerry Jenkins. It has definitely gotten my creative juices flowing again! :) I'd love to take his writing course.....