Raining and Snowing on My Writing Parade

Dear Fellow Writers,

What do you want your words to do? Entertain? Inform? Persuade? Level sarcasm? Bludgeon? Make money? Gain attention? Prove how clever and erudite you are? Lead your readers over a cliff like so many lemmings? Provide catharsis? Or do you simply love spinning stories and find it fulfilling when others enjoy them?

Bear with me while I quote something from almost three thousand years ago:

Thus says the LORD: Just as from the heavens the rain and snow come down and do not return there till they have watered the earth, making it fertile and fruitful, giving seed to the one who sows and bread to the one who eats, so shall my word be that goes forth from my mouth; my word shall not return to me void, but shall do my will, achieving the end for which I sent it. (Isaiah 55:10-11)

I enjoy writing, but if it’s going to be read by another, I’d like to give them something. Crops would be nice, but a novel that entertains and energizes readers for their own real life journeys would please me greatly. That’s the aim for which I send out my words.

Thanks, Mom, for letting me use your picture! 🙂

Novel Number One is on ice. I wrote a messy first draft of Novel Number Two earlier this year. NN2 is very twisted stuff. Pandemic induced anxiety is bringing out my inner gremlin. This my brain on lockdown, folks! I’m about halfway through a rewrite to make it fit to post on Scribophile. I’ve got files of smaller stuff drafts needing rewrites. I’m having fun, but it’s such a SLOW process. Are other writers as slow as I am? Should I even be doing this? Will I ever produce anything that’s fit to publish?

I guess I need a hug.

Over and Out!

Published by jenniferedelmeyer

All passions cry out to be shared. Hence this blog. I hope you enjoy the gumbo pot of religion, writing, and science in addition to my fiction. I was an environmental engineer for twelve plus years. Even though I know very little about the environment and everything that affects it, I still know more than your average yahoo. When it comes to writing I'm an absolute noob. I need to write the fourth draft of my first novel and the second draft of my second. If you're a praying type, pray that my fiction gives readers some enjoyment and hopefully something to think about when they aren't too busy with their phones or their responsibilities. I wish I had more time to dedicate to writing, but I've got a husband and school age children. The best of myself has to go to them. Writing gets done in the time scraps that fall from the table. Rosaries get prayed when I've got my children trapped. At the end of all things, I hope to die like a good Catholic in the state of grace.

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