WHY DO WE WRITE?
Posted On July 21, 2008
Hey everyone. I hope you all had a great weekend. Mine was exciting as usual. I started working in our church’s bookstore, and it was awesome. Such a great ministry, writing books. It can reach so many people. It really got me thinking about why I write. Then, as I was blogging this morning, I ran across a blog that said we need to be asking ourselves some questions as we write our novels. Such as who am I trying to reach by writing my book? I found that interesting, because when I began writing Light of Truth, I hadn’t even considered anything like the who, what, and why.
You know what’s amazing though, is that God worked all that out as my novel developed. The story unfolded as I typed. Sure, there’s tweaking (always, right?) and shifting things around, etc.
I’m excited to write Young Adult (high school to college age) because I feel that I can relate somewhat. Of course, not on the supernatural aspect of my writing **sheri smiles**, but on the whole “totally angry, rejected by my classmates, but then found hope in God” aspect.
So, regardless of the rejections coming in from agents/publishers/editors, I will press on until God directs my attentions elsewhere. Because ultimately, I’m in this for Him.
Have a great Monday everyone!!!