Saturday, March 24, 2007

My Brand New Blog

I have a good friend, LM, who is a talented writer. She has devoted a lot of time learning about publishing, marketing and the like. She has shared so much of what she has learned with me. LM has encouraged me greatly. Click here to check out her main blog, which will lead you to her other blogs. We are going to a Christian Writer’s Conference together in May and I’m really looking forward to it.

Part of the process of getting ready is putting together a proposal and a query letter. I’m a little worried about it coming together in time.

I’ve developed a new blog in order to post parts of my book (the idea came from LM). I will only do the first few chapters. Click here to read the first installment.

God is doing some new things in me and some of it is a little scary. I find that He keeps challenging me to stretch out of my comfort zone. The way I look at it, He’s God and can ask me to do anything.

© Nadine Z. 2007

20 comments:

Shionge said...

Thank you Nadine for sharing and you have a fun weekend.

Sandy said...

Nadine, I can relate. I've been stretched WAY out of my comfort zone this last year. And it continues ...
Congratulations for moving forward. You are a talented writer and I'm excited to see what happens!
Where is the writer's conference?

Ashley said...

A Christian Writing conference?! wow, that sounds incredible. Oh, and yes you are allowed to use everything on that page. I just could not publish that article else where. I am glad you enjoy it. :). Oh and I will check out the new blog.

Art said...

Many worthwhile things are challenging and scary - at first. That only means that these things are important to you and they will broaden your horizons. Good luck!

Amber said...

I'll definitely check out her blog! And I think stretching yourself is GOOD. I was thinking just the other day it's been a long time since I've been nervous or scared about taking that leap of faith...and made me realize I need to reach a little further!

Pendullum said...

Good luck to you and hope you have a wonderful time at the writers conference!

Melissa R. Garrett said...

Good luck to you!! These are scary, and yet very exciting, times as you move forward in your life. But great things don't happen when standing still, eh?!

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Wow- I cam going to read your first installment now. That's awesome!

Steph

Trina said...

Starting a new blog for your book chapters is a great idea!! I also agree that God can ask us to do anything, and we must obey. Stretching us is exactly why we are here, isnt it?

palmtreefanatic said...

wow, Sounds like some exciting things are happening Nadine! Keep us posted!

Karolee said...

Thanks for sharing. It takes great courage to put your work out for public viewing. It's also encouraging for me. I have always dreamed of being a writer, but God's plan for me now is to focus all of my energy on raising Godly men and women. Your post reminds me that there is life after children. :)

Dedee said...

Good luck on the book. It's something I've always wanted to do. Your comments about stretching remind me of the book "The Prayer of Jabez." Have you ever read it? I love the part where the writer says something to the effect that if we feel we are on solid ground, God isn't in charge. We should always feel a little over our heads, cuz then we will let God be in charge, like we are supposed to do all the time but sometimes don't. (That was a confused sentence. I hope you got it!)

marykathryn said...

Well I keep hearing all these changes that is going on in peoples lives and I don't like it!! No just kidding...I do not like change, but I know in order for us to serve the Lord than sometimes that is expected of us...sigh
I need to be better about seeking him out to see if there is something that I need to be changing, but I'm scared because I'm sure there is, there always is!!

Audrey said...

Nadine... thank you for sharing!! Definitely stretch yourself - you go girl!! I look forward to keep reading your blog! Thanks for stopping by mine!!
- Audrey
www.pinksandblues.com

Pinks & Blues Girls said...

You are a fantastic writer!

Can't wait to read more!

- Jane, Pinks & Blues Girls

KarenW said...

How exciting! I will check out your new blog.

PromiseKeepersDaughter said...

Hope you had a great time. I'll have to go check it out. God is doing a great work in you! After all I'm inspired and that is work in itself! Really.

Erin said...

That's great that you have that opportunity! I read your installment of your book - it's very good. As an avid reader, I'm always on the lookout for good fiction, can't wait to read more of yours. God bless you this week!

Amydeanne said...

how exciting! I'm thrilled for you! I'll have to go and read it!

Nise' said...

Thanks for stopping by today! What is so cool about God asking us to step out of our comfort zones... it's His responsiblity to bring whatever He has planned about as we are obedient and willing to take that first step. (It was confirmed today in my Bible study on Matthew). I'm going to check out your book installments! How exciting.