Monday, May 13, 2013

A Step in the Write Direction
May 13, 2013
Last Friday was one of those "being thankful" days. Woke up in a paid-for mobile home, got into a paid-for car, drove to doctor's office for a physical and prescriptions (thankful for a good doctor and good insurance), went to bank (thankful to deposit checks that come from working at home). Teller called me by name, which was nice. Stopped at restaurant on way home (hostess said "Hi, Donna"). Picked up gift card (that our daughter from Oklahoma had ordered over the telephone). Just one of those days where everything seemed to click, which hasn't always been that way the last few weeks….Finally got through the stack of father/grandfather anthology submissions, reducing it from 83,000 words to just under 67,000 that the publisher wanted. Now to send out the acceptance/ rejection (hate those!) emails, then on to the editing.

Thought for Today:
by Langston Hughes, 1902-1967
“Well son, I’ll tell you:
Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair.
It’s had tacks in it,
And splinters,
And boards torn up,
And places with no carpet on the floor—
But all the time
I’se been a-climbin’
So boy, don’t you turn back.
Don’t you sit down on the steps.
Don’t you fall now—
For I’se still goin’, honey,
I’se still climbin’,
And life for me ain’t been no crystal stair.”
Laugh for Today (maybe even Thought for Today!): (Sorry this didn't transfer, but click on the link and you can find it.)
Writer’s Question:
I've been reading your book about how to do the credit lines for the three Bibles I'm using for my book. Who does the actual writing of the credit lines for the various Bible versions?
Answer: If you would like a list of credit lines for the various versions of the Bible, also the number of verses you can use without permission, email me at: (The list is too long to give here, but it’s a helpful list to print out and keep on hand.)
Have a good week spreading the
gospel through the printed page.
Donna Clark Goodrich
* A Step in the Write Direction--the Complete How-to Book for Christian Writers
* The Freedom of Letting Go

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