"If you write FOR a particular market or FOR a particular editor you will often miss the mark. But if you write because your fingers have danced across the keyboard, because a character has tapped you on the shoulder, because a story has settled in your heart, then even if you never sell it you have done the work you were meant to do. And sometime, dear readers, real magic happens." Jane Yolen


We'll see how long THIS lasts! ;)

I truly AM an optimist at heart (annoyingly so), and I REALLY love the idea of having a blog to "talk out" my writing process, but I just wanna go into this saying this may OR may not last long. I am not responsible for the expiration of anyone who chooses to hold their breath until my next post. ;)

I am planning (planning, I say!) to post once or twice a week some information on the non-fiction book I am currently in the process of writing about God's work in my family's life during my husband's serious health problems. I am planning on entering the Page Turner Contest at Faithwriters, so I have to have the first chapter and a synopsis done by September 1.

So far, I've got my introduction to the book (which I can also send as part of the first chapter) mostly polished, and the VERY beginning of my first chapter written (like 150 words). I also have "bits and pieces" of the middle written out - though not necessarily in the format I want them in the book.

Oh, I'm also planning (again, PLANNING) to participate in Fiction Fridays at Patterings.

So - stop by, but like I said, don't hold your breath.


  1. *Happy dancin* YaY!!
    I love your title, JoDear!! And as for the Fiction Friday--that's an easy post since it's already written (as long as you use old WCs!) LoL. So happy!

    oh, and welcome!!
    Huge Huggles!!

  2. Oh, you gave in to Peejer pressure:) ROFL! Welcome to the madness! Umm... I mean -- Welcome to the blogging world!

  3. yay, JO, welcome...

    I love your title too.

    See you on Fiction Friday

  4. I absolutely WILL hold my breath!!!! So glad you're here!!!!!!

  5. Oh yay! Your very own blog! *happy dance* I can't wait to see ya on Fiction Friday! ^_^ Welcome to the neverending blog circle. lolz. ^_^

  6. I bet you end up keeping your blog updated more often than I do mine. LOL. I have been trying to keep up with my Book of James study though.

    I'll check back often, but of course I don't expect to see any updates if you get too busy with other projects. :)

  7. I am so impressed that you had people commenting on your first post!!! I had NO readers when I first started writing, and those were some of my best posts. lol

    Happy blogoversary!


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