Sunday, March 06, 2005

My Journey So Far

My journey as a writer started long ago...my journey as a blogger is starting right now!.

Writing has always been a part of me...as I child I began journaling in a diary which I still have! At eight years old, I mostly talked about learning how to ice skate or watching I Love Lucy on TV. Later my diaries were filled with crushes and new clothes for school. Over the years whenever something lay heavy on my heart, I found myself writing about it. But it took a long while to realize that my writing was something someone else might like to read besides me.

I am what some would call a late bloomer. I didn't graduate from college until I was in my 40s. In the accelerated adult program I took everything was written...no tests, just papers about what I had learned, what was discussed, etc. I loved it. Then I took a creative writing class and hardly looked back. Could I actually make up stories? Yes!

Now, many writing classes, conference workshops, and crit groups later I actually have an agent and have written the book of my heart. Daughters of Justice is all but finished and waiting for God to open the right doors. You see, I wouldn't be where I am right now without God in control. It was a God thing I got my agent and every part of writing this story has been a God thing as well. Many times I've thought maybe I should put it down and try something else. After all, nearly everyone says your first book never gets published. But when I think these thoughts God always steps in and a word of encouragement comes by way of an event or a person. A word that says to me "don't give up." So I'm not. God has given me this story...and maybe tomorrow will be the day my agent will call saying a publisher wants the full manuscript for consideration.

And so my writing journey continues. Care to join me? Check in here from time to time and I'll keep you posted. After all God says in Jeremiah that He has a plan for my life, one that gives me a hope and future.


2 comments:

Tracey Bateman said...

Pam,
Looking forward to reading Daughters of Justice. I know God has a good plan for it and you!

Catherine Dennis said...

Dear Pam,

This is a really great idea! As well as I know you, we really don't spend much time together (except in cyberspace, LOL), it's nice to see you writing your heart's feelings on your site and sharing them with all your fans!