What spare time? (grinning here) I'm excited to begin work on a few ideas that I have to change a book that's been sitting here forever because I knew it needed something. Now I know (or think I do) and can't find the time to work on it.
Why? Because I'm preparing workshops which I'm presenting at many conferences this year. My husband often asks me, "Are you a writer or speaker?" I can't answer the question because I guess I'm both. Speaking and writing are gifts that the Lord has given and I love doing both. So many people helped me as a new writer -- many who are top-notch Christian writers and who took the time to give me tips and answer questions. Now I want to give back to other writers who are wanting to hone their craft.
One thing I love about Christian writers is we are giving. I don't see the jealousy or the "me first" attitude that I see other places. Yes, writers have only so many slots in the publishing business to sell their books, but I truly believe it's God's timing and his blessing to have a publisher want one of mine. I've been so blessed with forty sold novels -- yet the feeling doesn't end. I want more, but I also want to see others have the same joy in seeing their books on bookstore shelves.
I'm not alone in this feeling. I attend so many conferences where great authors are teaching others about writing. We have giving hearts and it comes from Him who gave us the ability.
I hope you're enjoying the new look and this new blog.
Gail Gaymer Martin