Seems like a lame excuse to say things have been busy... but they have! Since the last time I posted in this group I have:
Started working with the youth group at our (new) church.
Fell in a parking lot and tore a ligament in my arm (February... healed now.)
Gone on two trips with our (new) church motorcycle group and "slayed the Dragon" on one of those.
Went on a mission trip to New York City with the youth group.
Finished my novel, Running Lean, and resubmitted it.
Started work on a video project.
Had jury duty (the guy was guilty).
I've partnered with author Nancy Rue to form a new organization for Christian writers of fiction for children and young adults. It's called...
What in the world is a "pekazoid" you ask? Well... go to the website and find out!
Nancy and I made our formal announcement about the group today at the Writing for the Ages conference in Colorado Springs, CO. (Glen Eyrie) This group will encompass all the features that we've chatted about in CYAW... teaching, prayer, critique groups, blogs, AND retreats... AND a mentor-matching service for our "graduates." The group will be a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, with annual membership fees running only $50.00. Our website is new and we're still working out the kinks, but we'll soon have paypal set up to accept members and our critique groups (classes), will be forming.
We've also got a Facebook group -- http://www.facebook.com/groups/113398462096128/
We're very excited about this group and the future plans we have for it! The website has a blog that is... well, it's exactly what I'd intended this blog to be.
We hope you'll join us! Hope you'll be a part of the growth of the community we're building. Our goal is to build a community of excellent writers to answer the need for God-honoring fiction for our kids.
Hope to see you there!