This is the blog of the Seekers, fifteen unpublished and newly published Christian writers. We are all contest winners and finalists who randomly collided on the road toward publication.
This group blog offers what we offer each other--support, encouragement, information for the writing journey.
Since we all have experience in fiction writing contests, we'll be posting contest updates as well as posts on writing craft, contest savvy, and spirit-boosters.
Our motto: Our focus on Him as we write toward the dream, We shall leave no woman behind. (T. Russo, 2005)
Welcome from our fearless leader, Ruth Logan Herne:
Two years ago, fifteen contest-rockin' hot mamas, cast as "contest divas" online, joined forces to form their own private "journey to publication" loop. Their goal: Pray each other into publication, no matter how long, or how far the journey.
Their motto: We shall leave no woman behind.
Two years later we're still going strong, riding the ups, working the downs.
The results: Eight ladies have moved on to be published or contracted at this point.
Our blog goal: To help you on your path to publication.
Why: Well, frankly I could go all altruistic on you, tell you that we really care about you, your writing, your own personal journey, and while all that's true, the main reason is we want you to drop by, sip a cappuccino or coffee (sweet tea is fine for our Southern counterparts, tipping my hat to our friends below the Mason/Dixon line) and notice that we've got books coming out or already out and you can see for yourself that not only are we looking out for you, but we're a group of clever gals, blessed with talent and perseverance.
So browse a little. Offer your thoughts. Let's play together. Faith is our inspiration but we write multiple genres so there should be something wonderful and palatable for all.
Most of all, we know contests. The inside and outside of contests. We've entered contests, won contests, flubbed contests, coordinated contests and been slapped down.
All part of the journey.
Thanks for stopping by. Give us a shout out. Glad to have you on board the road to success.