Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Blogger's Guilt

I have a confession to make: I have blogger's guilt.

blogger's guilt: noun. 1. chronic nagging when writer takes prolong absences from blogging

I find myself thinking about my blog, especially when it's most unlikely that I would be able to write a post. But the days have not allowed for such writing as of late. Thus my blogger's guilt. I have been writing but nothing that I can share via the blog-o-sphere. (if that's even what it's called) In fact I'm super excited to be bringing a few stories closer to publication. Well, to seek publication with them.

However, when I am writing elsewhere, I think that I should be updating my blog, as well. Lest those who anxiously await my character to actually develop believe I have given up on the pursuit.
So fear not, though the drama is happening off stage at times, there is plenty of it. And my guilt will keep me coming back to share as much as I can, when I can.

I feel better, don't you? :)

Monday, October 21, 2013

Storytelling

If a picture is worth a thousand words, than what are a thousand words worth? I have not been writing as much as I would like these days but that doesn't mean I haven't been storytelling. Recently, I was blessed to find an affordable SLR camera. It's an adventure learning to take a photo worth looking at. The journey is not unlike learning to write a story worth reading.

While I have tons to learn in both of those areas, the combination of the two is like a dream come true! I hope to take pictures and write about what God is doing for the rest of my life; years and years to learn the skills I need to do such work.

I have been quiet about an opportunity I signed up for in the last month. Next summer, I will be traveling with the Fuller Center for Housing Bike Adventure. In years past I have ridden my bike but this year I will be there with pen and camera in hand, recording and reaching out to media sources to tell the stories of the trip! I am nervous and excited to take part in this adventure. Hopefully, it will be a great training ground for whatever is next.

There are stories all around us to tell. Some are captured with images and some with words. I hope that I can do both and tell of the works of God along the way! This is going to be fun and a lot of work, but it will be worth it!