Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Writing Journey

Yesterday I mentioned that I had taken a step of faith in my writing this week. I wanted to share that with all of you.

Writing and I have had a love-hate relationship. I love to write but sometimes I just don't know what to write or for who. Without an audience or a topic it can make it difficult to write anything. This past week though I stumbled across a website and opportunity that gave me both.

Cause Pub did just that. They are in the process of putting together a crowd published book called "Couch Rebels" which will release on August 14th. They threw it out to the public to write and submit stories based on that theme. The proceeds of the book go to support Blood Water a missions organization "that empowers communities to work together against HIV/AIDS and the water crisis in Africa." For every book sold, they can provide 3 people clean water for a year.

I ended up submitting 2 stories to them and they accepted both of them!!! Now here comes the hard part, even though they were selected I need help getting them into the book through your votes.Voting ends this Saturday, July 27th. The authors who have been selected for publishing will find out on August 3rd.

To vote, please click on each link below to view my story. You need either a facebook or a twitter account to vote. To the left of the story is an orange button that will show you how many votes my story has gotten, please click the orange button. Liking my story on facebook is awesome, but it doesn't count as a vote, so please click the orange button. Thank you so much for helping me in this journey!!!

My first story is God's Answered Prayer of a Mom. My daughter Abbey, when she was 3 years old, contracted a rare blood infection and spent a week in the hospital. This story describes our time there and everything God taught us during that week.

My second story is Earthquake Moments and was actually chosen as an Editor's Favorite! Last April my husband Keven and I had an opportunity to go on a missions trip to Haiti with our Church. The lessons that God taught and showed us were ones that we carried back with us.

I hope that you enjoy these stories. And thank you for your help in this writing journey!

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