Writing Is A Journey or reasons why I write

Writing a story.

This month in my post at The Write Conversation, I looked back at the last six years of my writing journey. Attending writing conferences has been a way for me to learn the craft and business of writing, as well as to become a part of the writing community.

Any new career requires a time of acclimation and learning the job. It often requires both practice and training.

On The Write Conversation, I give four reasons why I attend certain conferences each year. (Click here for the post.)

All this begs the question, why do I want to write in the first place? I mean, it’s hard. There are so many things to learn and master.

And it takes time. I spoke to an agent last week and they said that we have time to pick the right project to send out and that we are lucky that we have time.

I wanted to say, “No we don’t. I want my book on the shelf and on the best sellers list (which, of course, it will be on) now.”

But that’s not the way it works, is it?

Is it worth it?

I have a message and I want to share it. I have characters in my head who I would like the world to meet. And, I have a worldview, one of hope and a loving Heavenly Father, that readers need to hear either for the first time or to reinforce what they know but the world tramples down.

Writing is a journey and we can’t see where it will eventually take us. Sometimes we, I, have to trust.

Isn’t that why I’m doing this anyway?

I wish you the best in trying to reach your dream. I, also, want to thank you for visiting my blog. If you have a comment, please leave it below, or hit me up on Facebook or Twitter.

I’m Baaack! And Seeing Your Call As a Journey

Safe being opened

I’ve been locked out of this blog for quite a while now, but I’ve just got a new magic word. So I’m back and i want to share with you my latest post of Edie Melson’s  blog, The Write Conversation.

Following one’s call can be a time of confusion and frustration. But, although it will have times of doubts,  it doesn’t always have to be overwhelming. Click HERE for my post on Finding Your Calling and insights from Jeff Goin’s The Art of Work.

As always, thanks for reading.

A Journey of Faith

timingreenville A Journey of Faith

This is a post that was supposed to be posted some time ago but was somehow lost. I’m glad I found it.



If you’ve read many of my blog posts, you’ve heard about my son, Madison. It’s hard to believe but he turns 21 this month.

Honestly, it has been a long road. And it continues to this day. Madison’s autism and epilepsy means that our journey was not at all what we expected.  It challenged us more than we would have believed possible.

And then we hear him laugh. Or spontaneously sing an old hymn.  Continue reading “A Journey of Faith”