When I heard about blogging, I decided that such an enterprise was just what I was looking for. Not only could I journal activities and thoughts as most writers like to do, but I could share my stories and articles which I had accumulating in the drawer, mostly unread. I say mostly, because you wouldn't believe the escapades my friend and I had, taking witnessing stories to cafes and consignment shop ladies. We were so nervous. As we handed over the scripts, the people were always so nice. Whether they later threw them away or the writings changed lives, I won't know until heaven. So I wanted the blog to be a place where I could share all the hard work and ideas I had amassed. Hoping to change lives, hoping to make a difference.
So on July 7, 2010, I finished my novel Scribblers. It took nine months. This baby was labor, I can tell you. So, week after week, I continued feeding my baby.
I want to tell all my wonderful writer friends who are always asking whether we are moving toward our goal that I have reached one of mine. The funny thing is that I learned along the way that the goal was perhaps silly and perhaps not very productive. Nevertheless, meeting a goal feels great and now, whatever comes, my story is "out there" for others to read and enjoy.
(For anyone who doesn't know, my story can be reached on its own blog. Just click the
Tell Me A Story at the top right corner of my regular Boomers blog.)
My writer friends are so special to me. I can't tell all of you enough how I am cheering you on with your works and hoping that you will win writing contests and get book contracts. I pray for you on a regular basis. You still encourage me to have goals. I am praying for a new one right now. I have found that it is the little spontaneous things that the Lord shows me to blog on that are the most fun and usually receive the most response. So for now, I'll just say, thanks for the encouragement that helped me to reach my goal. Nancy