by Edie Melson
Over the course of my writing career, I’ve gotten to do a lot of pretty cool things. This past week I’ve been teaching at the Florida Christian Writers Conference and I got to sit and visit with the editor who purchased by very first article during my first time at the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference. The editor was Jesse Florea of Focus on the Family.
It was great to hang out with Jesse, but what was even cooler was the story he shared. At that same BRMCWC, he had also bought articles from three other new writers—and we were all on staff this past week in Florida.
I just love the way God works.
Today is another milestone for me. I mentioned last week in my Writer’s Bucket List post that one of the things I've always wanted to do was write for Guideposts. Well today I’m beginning as a regular blogger on their site. I’ll be the military family blogger and I’ll be posting twice a week—Tuesday and Friday.
|A Marine holding his mother's hand during a ceremony.|
The blog is called, While They Serve, and it has a two-fold purpose. This blog is a gathering place for military families and friends. We offer support and encouragement from the perspective of those who have been where you are. It's also a place for others to learn how to offer positive support to military families during their times of service.
I’d love your help spreading the word about my new endeavor. My post today on the Guideposts site is an introduction to my own journey with a son in the Marine Corps. It’s also a victory, reminding me that God doesn’t let anything—not even pain and hardship—go to waste in the life of a writer.
How have the hard times in your life been reflected in your writing? I’d love to hear about your victories!
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Frequently the hard times in a writer's life are reflected in our writing victories! @EdieMelson shares hers. (Click to Tweet)