Sunday, August 14, 2011

Why Do I Write?

My head is spinning, my heart is soaring, my spirit is thankful. Here are some of the splashes of serenity God gave me at last week's Greater Philadelphia Christian Writer's Conference.

1. A conferee said, "My child has Downs Syndrome. You wouldn't believe the discouraging things people have said to me. I read your book and thought, This author gets it. She understands. Your 'Drained Moms' book gave me hope and I just want to thank you." We both cried and hugged and I prayed for her child and for her.

2. Another conferee caught up with me in the cafeteria saying, "I gave your book for 'Drained Wives' to my niece who was leaving her husband. She read your book and decided to stay with her husband. Hallelujah and thank you!" I couldn't even eat my lunch after that splash!

3. Four publishers are interested in publishing my next book. If you are led, please pray for me and the publishers to know God's will. Thank you.

Why do I write? I write to change lives and lead people to their only hope--Jesus Christ. Last week God confirmed my call to write His Answer. Perhaps God is calling you? Is he? Let me know. I'll pray for you.

Thanking God for my readers--the sweetest splashes of serenity of all.



  1. Elaine,

    And we are all blessed through your writing - and those we give our books to. Keep writing girl! It was a fabulous week with you.

    Lisa ;)

  2. I'm so excited for you Elaine. What wonderful news to bring home with you.


  3. Lisa and Amy,

    Thank you for your love and encouragement. Looking forward to seeing your books in print one day. Hugs, Elaine

  4. Hi Elaine -

    I'm thankful we finally got to meet each other. :)

    Congratulations on all the good news and encouragement. When people share how our writing changed their lives, it encourages us to stay the course.

    Susan :)

  5. Hi Elaine!
    Thank you so much for your affirmation and info regarding resources for speaking when we met at the Writer's Conference in Philadelphia.

    Look forward to seeing you again -
    Linda Piersimoni

  6. Ah, yes. This is why we write--to make God smile and to help others find His smile for themselves.

    Could you tell I was elated to meet you, after you picked yourself off the floor from my ear-splitting scream?

    You are a blessing, Elaine. I will pray for God's best publisher for your next book.


  7. Susan, Linda, Jeanette,

    So good meeting you! Jeanette, I wish I could hear your screams right now. You are so cute. Well, you all are! Writer's Conferences rock!

    Hugs to my writing friends,


I would love hearing from you! Thanks for sharing!