|Newly planted tree left behind...|
One category of friends is my writer's network. I joined HACWN - Heart of America Christian Writer's Network about six years ago. I gained so many mentors and made so many friends. Moving away from HACWN was like moving away from family. They are my writing family and I cherish the relationships and memories I made. God bless each of you. I love you all SO much!
|On The Road Again...|
My heart started pumping faster. "Really? What does she write?"
"She has a couple novels written and an agent who is working with her."
"Really? I had no idea!"
Needless to say, I got in touch with this friend ASAP! We decided to meet when she would be on my side of town. Due to winter illnesses, we've managed one meeting so far. But, hey! We're working on it, right?
|Can't Get Spanish Moss|
To make a long story a tad shorter, somehow (I'm don't even remember how) the subject of forming a writer's group came up. Both ladies were all for it. In fact, my friend from church had a friend she thought would be interested, too. So, I emailed her. She was ecstatic! She had just been reading about how important it is as a writer to have a writer's group to help hone your skills. This was an answer to prayer for her. And get this! She even knows of a couple other ladies who might be interested in joining us.
God is SO good!
|Strange Little Flower|
In My Yard.
Why Cola instead of Columbia? Cola is a local nick-name for Columbia and since there are a gazillion Columbia's in the world I thought using "Cola" would help set it apart, make it our own, and be creatively fun.
Only God knows where this will lead, but I pray he is and will use me to be a blessing to all those lonely Christian writers and writer-want-to-be's in my new hometown area.
|Mom and Dad posing |
with General Wade Hampton,
Never fear! I'm still working steadily on my revisions of "Finding Beth." My goal is to be finished and ready to send the manuscript back to the agent by the first of May. I've been forewarned that the publishing process is exceedingly slow for most first-time authors. But, what fun I'm having in the meantime uniting local writers! I pray the Lord will bless our group and grow us as he sees fit. Solo Deo gloria!
In His ocean of grace,