Tuesday, March 11, 2008

My Heart is Dancing Today!

Sixty-three days until the Colorado Christian Writers Conference! I cannot wait. Last night I went to a His Writers meeting and the topic was "Getting Ready for a Conference." The panel discussion got me more than ready; I am very excited! Right this minute I am sitting in my Words for the Journey meeting watching and listening to Megan Dimaria make an announcement about her upcoming book, Searching for Spice.

What a kick to know someone who is on the publishing journey! I remember when she made the announcement that she had an agent. I remember when she came to the meeting and said that Tyndale was interested. I remember when she came to our meeting and said those magic wonderful words, "I HAVE A CONTRACT!" So cool.

The other day I received my Today's Christian Woman magazine and tossed it on our table to read later. I glanced at it sitting there and had to do a double take! Megan's picture was on the back! She was featured in an ad featuring new novelists. What a thrill!

Megan's book Searching for Spice comes out in bookstores on April 1st. I am going to read an advanced reader copy starting today so I will blog on what I think of her book later. I AM PRETTY SURE I WILL LOVE IT!

By the way, Megan's blog is http://www.megandimaria.blogspot.com/

I am blessed beyond measure. I am on this wonderful journey in which I get to meet and hang out with writers and share our dreams and goals. I am working diligently on my book and I will be pitching it at the Colorado Christian Writers Conference. We'll see. It is exciting to just lean into God's hands and do what I believe He wants me to do. Writing makes my heart dance!

John Eldridge, author of Wild at Heart, wrote "Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and go do that because what the world needs is people who have come alive."

Writing makes me come alive! I hope you are doing today what makes you dance, what makes you come alive!


Ralph said...

Very interesting thoughts from Wild at Heart, something to seriously think about.

I'm glad the Lord has blessed you with this joy and I'm sure in Gods timing we'll be hearing the same about you.

Jan Parrish said...

Yeah. I am excited about going and rooming with you.

Megan DiMaria said...

I hope you have fun!

Thanks for spreading the word about Searching for Spice and for sharing the excitement of my journey.

A prisoner of hope,