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A Time for Grace

January 2, 2012

Welcome to AnAngelsShareBlog, a new venture for me as I write notes throughout my process of writing my novel with the working title of, cleverly, An Angel’s Share.

For me, writing is a way to process life, to try to make sense of things I see and feel and experience.  That doesn’t mean my observations will be conclusive or even insightful but they will have some significance to me any my personal growth and spiritual exploration.  The blog will not take a dogmatic approach and if you sense that, call me on it, for it is unintentional.  As they say on the Appalachian Trail, everyone hikes her own hike.  We may all travel along the same path but no one walks it the same.  We come from different backgrounds, have different experiences, filter things differently, make our own choices and live with our own consequences.  This blog isn’t about telling you how to walk your path, it’s sharing my insights into how I’m walking mine.  If we can glean some wisdom from each other that helps us along the way, then we’re both better off.  This blog will be about a respectful conversation but will not engage in debate over the merits of the differing paths.

The novel in progress, much like the intent for this blog, will be my own literary path.  As with all creative works, some of it will spring from my history and experiences, but there will be little actual autobiographical material.  As a writer, I strive to be a storyteller, not a reporter.  Some of my posts will discuss my progress on the work, the characters, the writing life and my literary world.  If you are a writer, I invite you to share my journey as I work through this novel that I’ve been called to write, if for no other purpose but to help me grow and develop.

Finally, you’ll see the word grace a great deal as you read my ramblings.  Growing up in the church, I learned early on that grace was defined as the unmerited favor of God.  But we can also extend grace one to another in our conversations, in our dealings and in our relationships.  Grace may have its origins in the divine but, like love, is most powerful when extended from one to another.

So, here’s my start.  That’s today.  We’ll take each day as it comes, walking our path one step at a time.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Kenny Cooper permalink
    February 2, 2012 11:40 am

    Congratulations and best wishes! Also, FAIR WINDS!

    • February 2, 2012 8:44 pm

      Many kind thanks Kenny! I’m planning on doing a great deal of writing on the boat this year! Inspiration!

  2. Elaine permalink
    February 2, 2012 8:38 pm

    Terry,
    Congratulations, I look forward to reading your first novel.
    Elaine Moran

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