Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Discovery on the Journey

It's true that as we go along we discover new things about ourselves, as well as finding out about wherever we are.

I'm getting ready to speak on Saturday. I've done this many times before on various topics. I taught elementary students for 10 years, Sunday school and have led Bible studies. I thought about just pulling out something I'd talked about before, but this group is special to me. I decided to dig around in my past and into my scads of published and unpublished writing. And I found something that I wrote years ago, but never sold. I think it just didn't have a good hook, but it fits the topic I am to address on Saturday. So, while I worked on what I will say, I got to thinking about that pile of writing I have. Wow. I've written a lot. And I've helped a lot of others get published. But for my own writing, I tend to just toss it off and not bring it on the journey.

I think it's time to look at the journey and see how where I've been in the past might help on today's road. When I started this blog at the urging of a friend, encourager and mentor, Terry Whalin, I had to pick a blog address and it became Christian Book Scout. That is the one thread in my life I continue to pull. It's who I am at my core, though at the time I was just trying to just pick anything. (I didn't even post anything on this blog for a whole year!) I thought several times that I would quit this blog, but I had started the blog to find my voice. That's all it was supposed to be. A voice-finder. Not a journey.

But I'm a scout, and I do scout out--talent, writers, stories, books, hearts, authors, dreamers, helps and in that search, I give you a look, too. I never realized that before now.

So, expect me to delve deeper into that aspect of myself. Scouting out the stories in the writing universe.Right here. With me.

Where are you on your journey today?


Karen Lange said...

Blessings to you, Crystal! :) Your blog is a blessing.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

I like the new title!

Susan :)

Jan Cline said...

"I think it's time to look at the journey and see how where I've been in the past might help on today's road." I like that. We all need to do that once in a while!

Crystal Laine said...

Thank you so much!

Karen, you're too kind!:)

Susan, thank you for the vote. I think I'm getting old or something.

Jan, check in and let us know what you discover, too.