Sunday, April 19, 2015

All That Jazz

I don't always post news of my writing endeavors . . . but when I do, I use this blog.

Well, but it has been a wild month of conversations, assignments, potentialities.  I'm so grateful to my editor, Sarah, for meeting me in Boulder last week to discuss further marketing ideas for The Other Jesus.  And, of course, it was fun to catch up over a cup of coffee.

And many short assignments completed also in March & April.  Seven published essays on my count, along with three book reviews and a feature article on rainbow trout.  I also received word of two short story acceptances, including one story that I've been trying to find a home for for nearly a decade--a romantic story entitled, "The Tall Girl's Wedding".  

And poems?  By last count I was elated to receive word that one magazine had accepted five and another three.  If I can still do math, that means eight published poems in one month . . . so not too bad.

I'm also elated to have signed on to write a book for InterVarsity Press, a book entitled, The Seven Deadly Virtues. Thank you, Helen and IVPress.  I've been getting my notes together, thoughts clarified, and now I'm ready to set out on this journey.

But I've got to get moving.  Why, just the time it has taken me to write this blog has been time I could have used in these other endeavors.  

That's always the message for writers . . . don't sit and talk about writing.  Get writing.  Don't sit still.  All that jazz . . . .