If you’re writing, I hope you’re writing your passion. I don’t think I really knew what my passion was for a very long time. I thought I did, but it became clearer over time that what I wanted to write was exactly what I think God wanted me to write. I was drawn to romance novels in my twenties, but it wasn’t until I’d had my first child at thirty-five that I got the bug to write. I joined Romance Writers of America and I started to study the craft while I raised my children.
I attended my first RWA Conference in 2001 in Washington, D.C. I loved it. I met lots of other writers, I’d written a complete manuscript by then and I’d started another. Then my family got blasted when my oldest child became ill at the age of eleven: Hope Through Trials. Life changed but I persisted in my hopes to become a published author. I met a dear friend, Mae Nunn through RWA and Faith, Hope, and Love, Inc.
and she eventually introduced me to The American Christian Fiction Writers who at that time where The American Christian Romance Writers. I think I’ve attended at least seven conferences since that time which got me through some really difficult years. Here’s a picture from this years ACFW conference in St. Loius.
If you are struggling right now and have a desire to write I encourage you to find a way to write your passion. If you can’t afford to attend conferences maybe you can purchase on of the CD’s or MP3’s from a conference you’d like to attend. I buy the entire conference of ACFW every year and then I can listen to the workshops in the car as I drive to work. There are many ways to learn and a long the journey you just might find your passion. My first book. Secrets of the Heart, Book One, The Ravensmoore Chronicles can be found on this page My Books where you can read the first chapter, watch the video trailer, and read some of the reviews.
I discovered my passion which is writing novels for the Christian market. I write the books that I want to read. I’ve been blessed with mostly good reviews. The most current review by Richard R. Blake encompassed what has become my passion. I hope you’ll read all my reviews because I love it that readers take the time to post these comments.
Part of my passion includes England, it’s history, landscape, and people.
The bottom line is Write Your Passion. It will take you places you never dreamed of and will help heal your heart. Are you writing your passion? How did you discover what it was?