Writing is a journey, one I truly love and enjoy, but it can sometimes feel rather lonely. Hour after hour, alone, at the computer, pouring your heart and soul into each word. But I’ve learned I’m not alone, in fact, I’ve been blessed to be in contact with some amazing people, both writers and non-writers.
I want to share a bit of that with you. Each week I’ll be spotlighting someone I’ve come in contact with during my journey. Thanks for stepping along side of me—all of you—during this exciting time!
Last Week’s was: Nicole Baart
So, in May 2008, I joined ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) and they usually ask for an “introduction” email from their newbies.
I obliged, clueless what to mention or write, so if I remember correctly, it was pretty short and boring.
Right away, I got a reply from someone named Colleen Coble, sending me a warm welcome!
I replied, clicking out some newbie questions. I can’t remember exactly what the questions were, I mean, it was over two years ago and I can’t even remember what I had for breakfast this morning *wink*. . . But what I do remember–Colleen answered my questions.
As in, just hit reply and it came to my inbox.
I was like, “Hmmm, who is this nice person taking the time to help me out like this?”
So, I googled her name and about fell on the floor.
Colleen Coble. Author of, like, tons of books (go check her stuff out—seriously) took the time to answer questions from little ol’ me.
I was touched by her kindness, and that of the entire ACFW group. Thanks for helping me take my next steps into the writing world, Colleen and ACFW!
Stay tuned next week to hear about my first critique. . .. .It changed me forever.