Thursday, July 28, 2011

Down to the Wire

I woukd rather be doing about anything else than sitting here wondering if Aug.2011 will mean the end of my disabilty benefits, I am a freelance author yes with seventh book going into publication, but right now I am waiting and praying that Monday comes and my check is deposited, because though I am an author i could harldly say at the moment I am making a living at it though I of course long for that ability.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Family: Some of My Inspirations!

My nieces and I, my friend Frans Son couldnt be left out so hes hanging on my back LOL!  My niece Amber next to me in the blue, is also a young inspiring writer.

My Nephew Steven In My Lap

Childrens Church, these kids inspire me to write as well!!!

I am inspred by the children in my life.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

My Faith and Writing Intertwine

I must say reading Joyce Caroll Oates published journals kind of saddens, me because she has such a one sided negative view of Christianity in them.  People tend to think that we as Christians lump everyone into the same category, but comparing all of us who believe to others has the same effect does it not?

Don't get me wrong I respect Joyce Caroll Oates as an author, she has made a great name for herself, and she has done alot for woman authors, has helped to break alot of stereotypes, but at the same time I feel stereotyped as a Christian, and it goes way beyond that journal and her, I guess at times we are all guilty of lumping people into one category.  I don't think that is the way it should be, but it is the way it is.

I guess as a writer, you grow a thick skin when it comes to criticism about what you write, but having your very faith criticized by someone you don't even know that's a different story all together.  I guess some of you may wonder why I am going on and on about faith on my writing page, but for me my writing and my faith intertwine.  It has been my faith that has gotten me this far, and continues to carry me, don't get me wrong, I do not look at it as some kind of magic button, I worked hard over the years, but it has been God that has given me the strength to work this hard

Friday, July 8, 2011

A Single Step

They say each journey begins with a single step and that is true in writing to, but the funny thing is I do not remember exactly when that step began, though I know it began long before I had my first book published in 2003, it began probably when I held the first book in my hand.  At three years old I learned to read, the Cat In the Hat was a constant companion then.

In Kindergarten I was told I was Dyselxic but that didn't slow me down from reading, nor did it slow my desire to write later.  I think I wrote my first story at the begining of high school, but I wrote before then, bits and pieces of stories, poems, whatever.

I love to write, and I love living life, my friends, my family, all of them inspire me to write, encourage me in their own ways.  I am glad that I have that encouragement and the faith that sees me through!

In Christs Love