Thursday, June 12, 2014

Don't Wait to Write Your Book

When I am 80 years old, I don't want to look back and wish I had written a book. That thought inspired me to write on many days when other pleasures seemed more fun. But, time is short, and days fly by, and that 80th birthday looms closer each second.

The time to write your book is now. But how? Where do I begin? How do I find an agent? A publisher? All those questions and more are answered at writers' conferences.

In 2001 I trembled into my first Montrose Christian Writer's Conference. Fears soon vanished as strangers became friends and seasoned writers became mentors.

Attending Montrose Christian Writer's Conference was the best professional decision I made as a writer.You can attend too. Please check out this year's brochure by googling Montrose Christian Writer's Conference.

Come be inspired and learn  as Montrose celebrates it's 25th Annual Montrose Christian Writers Conference, July 20-25, 2014.

What a thrill to sit under the teaching of some of the best  with authors like Cecil Murphey, writer of more than 135 books including 90 Minutes in Heaven (with Don Piper) and Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (with Ben Carson). His books have sold millions and brought hope and encouragement to people around the world.

I've gone from trembling to teaching at Montrose. Honored and blessed and asking for prayer as I deliver the Monday Morning Challenge and teach three workshops on writing and speaking.

Please pray for me as I share God's Word during the Monday Morning Challenge titled, "Your Most Essential Writing Tool — a Pure Heart."  My three workshops are: "Touching Hearts with Words I and II," and "A Writer Speaks to Touch Hearts."

I'm praying  that God will nudge you to write your book. No one else can write it but you. On your 80th birthday, may you hold your book high with thanks to God that you wrote the book God put in your heart for future generations to read and praise the Lord.!

Spreading Splashes of Serenity to writers and readers!



  1. Elaine,

    Thank you for always encouraging others to write their story. This is so important. I pray others know they don't have to write a book, or even attempt publication but write for your family ~ leave a legacy.

    Thank you for your encouragement, prayers, inspiration, friendship, and mentoring.

    Lisa M Buske

  2. You are so right, Lisa. The most important people to read your work will be future generations. How cool to read something your great, great grandmother wrote! Thank you for writing Where's Heidi. Your book is impacting lives, including mine. Keep writing for Jesus!


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