Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Visons of Grandeur
I began writing stories a few years before I gave my heart to Christ, I was still very much a child then. At fourteen I suppose you are a child, but I watched myself grow as a writer, and I watched my dreams grow too.
After having seven books published though, and still not having that mansion on the San Francisco Bay, or better yet a log cabin in my hometown. I think I like the sound of the later better. I would get lost in the curves and turns of San Francisco, but regardless as a writer I barely scrape by. Without my faith, and that burning sensation inside me that tells me to write, to say what I need to say, to use my words to draw each other to the Lords.
On some of my writing I try to step out of my comfort zone. Finding Star, deals with abuse, molestation, rape, but more than that it is a story of redemption.
And the Alexei Series, the four that are published, all deal with things that perhaps some Christians would not touch, but I touch them in a way I feel God would want me to. I often find myself praying as I am writing, and more often than not I incorporate verses from the Bible.
I know that I am a professional Author, but now more than ever I know what that means, it does not mean the words always come easy, that I don't sweat and cry over them because I do, but when someone reads my words and tells me they are touched in someway, even when someone points something out that I need to change, I feel good about what I am doing.