I have been blessed with the extreme privilege of being a part of a group of writers called The Seekers.
A few years ago, there were several unpublished writers who kept finaling in contests together. One of those writers decided to contact the rest of us (15 total) to see if we wanted to form a group and commit to praying each other into publication.
Our motto: Our focus on Him as we write toward the dream, We shall leave no woman behind. (T. Russo, 2005)
We formed a private group and decided on the name of Seekers, since we not only have contests in common, but we are all Seekers of Jesus.
Since the Seeker group started, eight of the fifteen of us have contracted with publishers and many of the rest have become agented.
Through prayer and openness, God has bonded us. Our friendships have flourished and we have grown close like sisters. I have laughed so hard with these ladies at times that my facial muscles were sore for days. I have cried over their rejections, rejoiced over First Sales (and in Mary C's case...the 19Th sale!!!), contest wins and finals. I've sat back in awe and watched God bless them with life's precious moments, and we've prayed each other through life's painful moments. I've learned a TON about the industry of writing (and predict you will too!), and I've grown in character as a Christian just knowing them.
These writers are women I admire, respect, and know with unwavering faith that every single one of them are meant to be published.
I'd love for you to come by our newly-formed Seekerville Blog and meet these fabulous women:
Click the post header above, or copy and paste this url into your browser: http://seekerville.blogspot.com/
They are a wealth of knowledge, fun and a gazillion other things.
Since we have contests in common....meaning that's how we all met in the first place...our Seeker Blog is focused on writing contests.
We also have guest bloggers so I hope you will drop by often.
We will be giving away critiques as well. More info on that on the Seeker Blog...otherwise known as Seekerville...
Grab a cup of java or tea and I'll see you in Seekerville.....