Tuesday, June 07, 2005

A first. A blog. Maybe it's time.

I've been thinking about blogging for some time, but I've tended to think that anything I might write in a daily blog would be . . . well, boring.

I was once on a panel at a writer's conference where we were all asked about our writing schedules. I said I pretty much spend the entire day at my desk, so later in the session one college girl raised her hand. "I'd like to know how so-and-so and so-and-so integrate their lives with their writing," she said. "It's obvious Ms. Hunt has no life."

I laughed. No life? Mine feels full enough, thank you very much. Sometimes I think it's too full--it frequently spills into the pages of my books. Lately I've been mining the very marrow of my soul for stories because certain struggles were all I could think about, so how could I not write about them? I keep thinking God has led me through some shadowy valleys for this purpose--so I could write about these time, and in the reading, someone else will know they are not alone, that there is a purpose. A reason behind it all.

And so I write.

I'm not sure how often I'll be posting here. I do plan to post a daily listing when I begin my next novel, but at this moment I am contract-less and in between projects. An odd place to be, but I'm enjoying it all the same. Good time for new ideas to spring up.

And so I leave you . . . and I'll be back, Lord willing. Until then, go in the Father's peace.


Emily Josephine said...

The Bible says you reap what you sow, so perhaps if I comment on your blog, someone will comment on mine!

I am an author, too, although as yet unpublished. To get ideas on how to improve my website, I decided to check out other authors' sites. (Of course, since I'm not published, there's a limited amount I can put on it at present.) Lo and behold, in the midst of my search, I discover that one of my favorite authors started a blog just a week before I did (I started a weekly blog as of Sunday, June 12.) And what an encouragement it is, to hear that even well-established authors find themselves, at times, "in between contracts."

May we have many happy days of blogging ahead!

Kathryn Judson said...

Welcome. I've linked to this post.