Thursday, September 24, 2009
Cheryl Wyatt here to say: Your Readership is a Blessing
Hi all! Cheryl Wyatt here.
Ten years ago I was an avid reader of Love Inspired novels. Some of the authors on this site were and still are among my favorites.
Who knew that ten years later, I would have the great privilege of being among them?
As you know by previous posts, several of us recently returned from the American Christian Fiction Writers conference in Denver. One thing the keynote speaker deposited in us through her inspiring talks was to remember to be thankful every day for even the little things.
Sometimes in the midst of deadlines I forget to remember what it's like without deadlines. Debbie Macomber's talk brought me back to the beginning of my quest for publication and helped me to remember a day I dreamed for this yet never imagined it could become a reality.
Another thing Debbie taught us was to dream big no matter how old we are.
What do you dream for?
What are you afraid to dream for?
Remember that we serve the God of all hope who is able to do exceedingly, abundantly beyond all that we can think or imagine. (Eph 3:20)
I pray you dream big today and everyday and that you remember to be thankful for the little things.
I can't tell you what an honor it was to be able to sit next to one of my author mentors and now friend, Margaret Daley at the ACFW booksigning.
These LI ladies live the faith they write about in their books. Each of them are remarkable in the way they reach out to newer authors like myself.
I'm so thankful to be here...and we are so thankful for your readership that keeps us here and able to write books we hope you will love.