I'm rereading "Melody's Song" for the umpteenth time and am still finding typos and small errors. Apparently I know the story so well that my eyes skip over the mistakes. After all, I know what I meant to say. But I've become nearsighted, it seems, and need some help. That's why I'm so very thankful for friends and family who have volunteered to read the story with their fresh eyes. They are my contacts in the best sense of the word. God bless you!
This morning I planted some spinach, lettuce, beets and peas in my brand-new terraced garden. It's been nine years since I had a vegetable garden, and I'm looking forward to nurturing my little space as well as harvesting and enjoying the fruits of my labours..
As I washed up afterwards, I realized that my I hope and pray that my writing will be like a garden to my readers. I want it to disturb some dirt and plant seeds of faith, hope, encouragement, and maybe even a surprise or two. Like a garden they should grow and bring a harvest of life lived more abundantly.
Whew, I did it! I just posted my proposal to www.christianmanuscriptsubmissions.com. Their website connects aspiring writers with potential publishers. If my work catches the attention of one of these publishing houses, they'll contact me directly. And you'll hear my "Woohoo!" no matter where you are!
So far this business of creating a webpage is going quite well. It's certainly something I never expected to do, but here I am! Not bad, for a technology-challenged grandmother.
This journey began with a vague idea for a story, followed by an intense and worthwhile two-year writing course with Jerry Jenkins' Christian Writers Guild. As part of the course I had to work on a fiction novel, but when the course was complete, the novel still called to me. Five years later, the first draft is done (sigh).
Now I find that an author must have a "tribe" or "platform" - words I had not connected with getting published before. Ah, technology.
So I'm doing my best and trusting God for the rest. You can help, though, by sending your comments. :)