Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Why This Blog?

When I first began selling books in the early 1980s, I promised God that I would do whatever I could to help new writers. I had once been where they were. Even though I knew several professional writers, none of them responded to my questions or pleas for help.

I’m a self-starter and worked diligently to do anything I could to improve my writing. As I published more widely, tyros frequently contacted me, asking for help. I can honestly say that I did what I could.

Many of you emailed and expressed your appreciation—and I’ve enjoyed receiving your feedback.

Things have now changed for me. For more than two years, I’ve been trying to retire.

Then I realized it had to be done in incremental steps, stopping one thing and then another. In May of 2017, I quit speaking at writers conferences, which was a big step. Since early 2018, I no longer accept new writing projects.

Closing this blog is my next step. I’ll try to be available to answer questions about writing. Contact me at c.murphey@comcast.net.

I also write a monthly newsletter, and, as a means of staying in touch, I’ve added your names to that list. (You can easily unsubscribe.) I have no idea how long I’ll continue to write the newsletter. I see that as my final step before full retirement.

Thank you for supporting this ministry.