I’m kind of excited. I just joined a new writing organization online called ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers). I was told about this organization from someone on a forum I am apart of.
I think back to last spring time frame when I first happen come upon a writing community through CreateSpace. From there I have become in involved in a few others. And through this experience I have been able to find this new group of people. They actually have local chapters all over the country you can become a part of. I have joined the Ohio Valley chapter. I am really excited to see who I will meet and what will happen. This “writing thing” that I wasn’t too sure of not too long ago has turned out to be something I truly enjoy.
I was actually talking to Keith last night (my husband) about how wouldn’t it be neat if I could actually turn my writing into a full time career. Maybe even actually make money at it. It was never a childhood aspiration of mine. I mean I loved to read young adult romance books in high school and then eventually converted over to adult romance. But to write it, I always thought of myself as a terrible writer.
Then Mari died and that all changed. I probably will never understand why God decided to take her from us as early as he did but he did. To me, however, it is kind of amazing that through something as tragic as losing my daughter I could have found something that has helped me the most and that is being able to write down all my thoughts and feelings and then being able to share those with people. To be told that something I have written has actually touched someone else’s life is a pretty neat feeling. I would have never guessed I would be where I am today.