The Imitation of Christ was originally written in the Middle Ages by a monk, Thomas A. Kempis. It’s mind blowing devotional literature, to use the modern expression, but firmly in keeping with the essence of the best Christian devotional literature that points to God.Continue reading
I happened to get that feeling, should I use this part or lose it, as I was reviewing a part of my own story. It all came down how it made sense in the big picture so I chopped it. Like getting rid of the waste, some things just have to go, in life as well as writing.
I’ve discovered over the years, in my writing adventures, parts of the writer’s life: desire to write, research, writing, promotion of a book, and there may be others. Each part requires commitment, but it may be that I find commitment easier in one part than another. For example, do I have enough sense of entitlement to promote my book? Am I committed to the promotion? I guess if there is any hint of reservation in any of these parts then it may be best not to do it and don’t waste a publisher’s or my own time. Maybe stick to what one is committed to and work the rest out from there.
With three publishers wanting to see my work, you’d think I’d be happy about that. Well, I am, but it’s just three isn’t it? It’s casual writing work. Short writing or thereabouts. Like it. Would like more avenues but am grateful for what’s in the writing department.
To be quite frank, my fiction and poetry submissions have been getting set backs, though sometimes I get a nice, thoughtful, considerate commendation. But the piece wasn’t picked up.