Everyone has a different reason for writing. We all want to achieve different things. Most of us have a yearning to put something on paper. Let me tell you why I began writing.
My father died in 2005. I’d thought about writing in high school, but then came a family and more responsibilities. My children were through college and were either married or had good jobs. When my father passed away, I was left with the responsibility of caring for my mother who had dementia. It wasn’t easy, but we managed.
In the fall of 2006, a wonderful Christian lady by the name of Wilburta Arrowood talked at our Ladies Day at church and encouraged me to write. That was the best advice I’d had in a long time. I took her up, although I knew nothing about writing. Wilburta encouraged me and guided me to were I was a so so writer. She also introduced me to American Christian Fiction Writers.
Writing was my way to cope with all the pressures on me. I escaped each day to a world I had created. I became so engrossed in what I was doing that I’d forget to prepare lunch for my mother and myself, but she always reminded me.
My writing has evolved. I’ve written two books with a couple more in the computer. I now own a publishing company, and I publish around ten books a year for others. I’m not an editor, although I try. That’s why we have an editor on staff.
My writing has been my escape. It’s helped me to get off antidepressants and learn to adjust to my life. I’m a much better person now that I write. If I can write a little each day, I’m a happy camper. It is so relaxing to go into someone’s head and solve their problems. I have never had a job I love as much as writing.
If you are a member of American Christian Fiction Writer’s, I’d like to invite you to join me tomorrow, February 1, 2017 for a month of classes about Indi Publishers vs Small Publishers. I’ve done both. I’m not an expert, but I’d like to share with you what I’ve learned.
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