Thursday, May 13, 2010

My Turn to Write

It is my day to write so I write. Even though I feel as if I cannot come up with a topic of interest or any deep meaningful thought. Here I go anyway. Are you happy Beth? :)

I am still involved in the task of rewriting my young adult novel. What a process it is but I am enjoying it every step of the way. Well, I suppose that is not entirely true. Chapter four (as I informed my wonderful writing group) was a chapter I just wanted to throw away and start all over again. It held no intrigue, no draw or wow. So thanks to the aid of the extraordinary women in my group I have a new idea. I am truly blessed! What do writer's do when they do not have a company of people to bounce idea's off of or tell them, "hey, that really stinks." Not that this happens.

Beth, you really know the craft. I have learned so many things from you in the "how's" of writing. You are such an inspiration to us all to dig in and learn more. Laura, your "passion for great storytelling" really comes through in all your insight. Clarrissa, you are encouraging and look at things in such a unique way. And Briana, (we miss you) you are so pure and so genuine and give such thought to what you say.

So there you have it. I want to add one last thing. The ability to create a great story comes from the Creator Himself. I never sit to write without acknowledging his presence and his hand on all I do. My scripture that I meditate on whenever I venture to create a story is-

Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. Proverbs 16:3 NIV

Commit your works to the Lord, And your thoughts will be established. Proverbs 16:3 NKJV

Happy writing!


  1. Thanks, Christine! Your novel is taking shape very nicely and I see God's hand at work!

  2. See, I told you that you could do it! That was meaningful and inspirational too. (And complimentary. How did you manage to work that in?) I LOVE our writing group.

    : )