It is the same with My word.
   I send it out and it always produces fruit.
It will accomplish all I want it to,
   and it will prosper everywhere I send it.
Isaiah 55:11 NLT

I remember sitting in Confirmation class waaaaay many years ago, listening to our Pastor describe the Bible as a Living Book. It talks to you; it tells you what you need to know. All you have to do is read, ask and believe.

Of course, I scoffed.

Yes, I believed the Bible was the inspired Word of God, but really?– it held the answers to my questions? I fanned through the pages and didn’t see any algebraic formulas mingling with the chapter and verse numbers. It also didn’t mention any prospects for prom. Nor did it offer any tips on clearing acne, losing weight or any of a number of issues this teenage girl thought were end-of-the-world matters.

All the Bible spoke of was Jesus loving me.

I know that! 

My Pastor was a kind man and I knew he’d never lie to us, but on this matter, my jury remained out.

It took decades of reading my Bible, studying it, and turning my whole heart over to my Savior, but finally, I realized what Pastor was talking about.

When you have a problem, God has a answer. You just have to open your eyes and heart as you read the timeless words given to us by a loving Father who would never abandon His children.

That would be us…You and Me.

So, what’s my point?

I think I finally understand what Writing For Him truly means. I’ve written romantic lore for years. I love it. I wouldn’t know how to write any other genre, nor would I want to. God knew that : ) Isn’t He clever?

He also wants us to enjoy what we’re doing.  Lately I’ve been banging my head against a wall trying to figure out what the editors are looking for. This awareness of the market has become even more heightened with ACFW conference just around the corner. Agents and editors waiting for the pitch that screams the next best Twilight or  Stephanie Plum series — Inspirational style, of course : ) What in the world are they looking for?

Maybe we should ask “What is God looking for?”

It is the same with My word.
   I send it out and it always produces fruit.
It will accomplish all I want it to,
   and it will prosper everywhere I send it.

Do you see the promise in this verse? His word always produces fruit and will prosper where He sends it.

I have stopped worrying about whether people will like the books I write or not. Maybe God will bless my efforts and reward me with a million fans (good heavens, I think I’d faint!), or maybe He intends my work to touch just one person. Either way, it’s His choice and He never makes a mistake.

I’m very okay with that.

Hugs and blessings,
~audra

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Day 29

It’s day 29 of Seekerville’s First ever Speedbo! What is Speedbo, you might ask? It’s the opportunity to challenge yourself. To write continuously, thoughtfully, and yes at times, thoughtlessly as you strife to add as many words as possible to your WIP (Work In Progress).

It’s been a tough, but rewarding month for many of our friends in Seekerville. Some have achieved; some of stumbled. Some are amazed at what they’ve done; others maybe not so much.

But we been there to support one another and laugh and cry together. We’ve celebrated milestones and we’ve scolded, and pulled up our big girl panties as needed.

Join me today as I share my thoughts on Success Is What You Make It.

If nothing else, come for the coffee and pancakes, LOL!

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Day 26

Can you believe March is almost over??

CHRISTMAS WILL BE HERE BEFORE YOU KNOW IT!!!

Have you checked out Speedbo in Seekerville, lately? Lots of words flying around — most landing on computer monitors everywhere, LOL!

Come on over and help us get through these last few days of writing, fellowship and fun : )

See you in Seekerville!

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Day 5

Well, actually this should be days 4 and 5. I remembered I didn’t account for my day yesterday just after I turned off the computer. My bad.

I’m happy with a little over 2500 words in two days. Remember, I’m a working girl. I’ll take anything  over 1000 words a day and grin from ear to ear.

I’m feeling the rhythm of my characters…finally. I hate when my H/H feel wooden. It usually isn’t until about chapter 3 that life is coaxed and I begin to feel how they think and feel.

If anyone other than a fellow fiction writer reads this, they’re going to think I’m certifiable.

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Day 3

I had a tough day getting the words out of my mind and onto the keyboard. The characters were not cooperating with me! I have to remember this is SpeedBo and the object of the lesson is to write through the editor, through the blech, through the stupidity (sometimes the character’s; sometime my own) and get words on the screen!

Lots and lots of words and I can edit later.

Editing and revisions. The fun part : )

Join us in Seekerville for SpeedBo! You can sign up anytime, make your own goal, share your results — or not, it’s up to you. We’re just there to cheer you through the rough the spots and celebrate every little success (and big ones, too).

See you there!

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Day 1

It’s the first day of Seekerville’s Speedbo! The excitement has been building in Seekerville over the last few weeks. Oh how I wished I could’ve spent the day at home today and just WRITTEN!

Still, I managed 1240 words this evening. Since it looks like snow is moving in to the Denver area, I think this weekend might be a great time to shoot my picometer through the roof.

Well, I’m working on making my dreams a reality, right?

Let’s see how tomorrow goes : )

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Are you ready??


Come join the fun in Seekerville as we host our first annual Seekerville Speed Book, affectionately known as Speedbo.

Much along the conceptual vein of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), Speedbo will offer encouragement and praise (and of course, prizes!!) as we slug through rough drafts.

The goal is to write as many words as possible.
They won’t be pretty
They may not make sense.
But there will be a lot of them : )
Questions? Let me know and I’ll do my best to answer them.
It’s going to be a great month! 
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It’s the end of January already!

How embarassinging is this? I haven’t posted since the old year…

Okay, gotta remedy this. I’m back on track on and ready to dive into writing for the new year.

I have a couple of projects mulling through my brain. As I continue to write about my favorite cowboys, ranchers and small towns, I’m also becoming one with the historical chambers of my heart. Yes, for years I dabbled in British historic romance featuring noblemen and gypsies and all the unique characters God placed on this earth for variety : ) It’s fun to go back in time for a spot ‘o tea, now and then.

I’m excited to see where 2012 will lead us all. There are plenty of irons in the fire!

Do you have any you’d like to share?

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Join The Party!

Join Seekerville on Saturday, December 31st, 2011 from midnight to midnight as we usher in 2012 with a full 24 hours of incredible giveaways for readers and writers. We’ll be reviewing the past year and sharing our predictions for the 2012 New Year. No party is complete without our friends. No matter what your time zone we’ll have a party in full swing at www.seekerville.net.
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Merry Christmas!

Dear friends,

As the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ approaches, I want to give special thanks to all who helped fan the flames of my joy over the past year.

I’ve been richly blessed by the outpouring of love and encouragement by family and friends as I muddled my way through my first year as a published author. What a ride! I wouldn’t have wanted to go down that path without you!

My Seeker sisters who have shared all the good times and bad with me, offering a plethora of words of wisdom no matter the situation. I am so blessed to have you in my life. We started out as 15 unpublished writers and after 6 years, all of us now claim ISBN numbers. What a miracle!

Thank you to all the kind hearted readers who took the time to share their thoughts and stories with me. I cherish each and every one of you! Your sweet words live in my heart — and on gorgeous stationary in a file in my computer which I pull up each time I need a reminder of why I need to press on and finish my next book.

God bless you all and I pray you enjoy a very Merry Christmas and a joyous New Year.

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