This Writing Thing – A Little Booklet and A New Blog

I wrote a number of months ago about my excitement about signing my first real writing contract. Well, the package just arrived the other day with my copies of the project I worked on and I wanted to share my joy with you.

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As a writer for this project, last Monday I received five copies each of the standard and large print editions. (Photo by my son)

The booklet you see is a daily devotional from Augsburg Fortress called “Grace and Peace: Devotions for Lent 2015.” I was one of three writers for the project, contributing 15 of the devotions.

All of the devotions are based on the New Testament book of Ephesians. To write each devotion, I was given a few verses from Ephesians and a photograph that was to appear with the devotion. My task for each was to select a quotation from a non-biblical source, write a brief devotion, and write a prayer to wrap up the day.

Some of them were easier to write than others. And some of them got edited more than others. But overall, apparently I did okay, because they still put my name on the cover!

The devotionals are only $2 each. They’re available from Augsburg Fortress directly and if you order 100 or more copies, you can get a 25% discount. They’re also available at Amazon where I also created an official Amazon Author Page for myself!

Now that my first round of paid writing projects are complete, I am taking time to work on some writing that has been percolating in me since high school. To do that, I actually started a new blog called A Truth of a Different Color (ATDC). The tagline for it is “Uncommon Sense about Dealing with Differnces.” You can read more about the genesis of ATDC at the About page over there.

I felt the need for a second blog for ATDC mainly because I have enough to say there that I think it can hold its own. Plus, the tone I’ve set here is generally more descriptive of my life and experiences whereas what I want to do at ATDC is unpack some of my thinking and philosophy.

And honestly, I don’t expect that everyone who follows this site will necessarily be interested in what I’m doing over there…and vice versa. So, keeping them separate gives people choices. If you love Living Faith, don’t worry, it’s still gonna be here and I’ll continue to update it as inspiration strikes.

My hope is that ATDC will eventually be organized into a book, but right now I just need to get the ideas out of me and onto the page. I’d love for y’all to check it out, but I’ll understand if you’re more comfy just staying here.

Whatever you do, just know that I appreciate you being on this journey with me in whatever way you are able. I just wanted to make sure you knew about my little booklet and the new blog as I keep plugging away at this writing thing.