Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Contract for new book signed!

As writers we sweat and ponder, we edit and wonder... is this really good material for the reader? We struggle and procrastinate, we start all over again and evaluate...

Ah, the romantic life of creating stories and putting thoughts on paper. Many of you bloggers, writers, poets and essayists know better than this... writing is the hardest profession in the world, except for alligator wrestling of course. But you know what, sometimes we actually get to do fun stuff...

This week I signed a contract for another book, hooray! It will be my fifth book with Tate Publishing and yet another one in my series about the Ten Commandments in the 21st century. After my last book won the Readers Favorite 2011 Award for Best Christian Non Fiction I hesitated to send in a new manuscript, I wanted to enjoy the moment a little longer. But I learned that all glory is short lived, the show must go on. So, here we go; the work title I am using for my latest book is My Neighbor's House. The book deals with the 10th Commandment... yes, the one that says not to covet our neighbor's house or his donkey. Like I said, fun stuff happens!

Has something good happened in your writing life, lately?


  1. Anonymous10:49 PM

    How great is this! Congratulations to you!
    Awesome.. Look forward to READING and ( re-reading :)


  2. Nothing yet has happened for me. I have given away the remainder of my books to the Nursing homes in Coffs Harbour. I believe that they will enjoy the reading. Their days are long in there.

  3. Sorry Marja, I forgot to add Congratulations!!
    My neighbours house sounds so interesting.
    My neighbour has a lovely home.
    Am I slightly envious? Yes I'm afraid so. I envy her good taste in interior decorating.

  4. This is great! I'm happy with you, congratulations!

  5. Hey Wyn, instead of envying her taste, you can let it inspire you :) I LOVE your devotional book and I am sure it will be an eternal blessing to the readers in the nursing home, only time will tell.

  6. Sandra Berry6:50 PM

    You certainly are an inspiration! S0 happy for you, Marja! (From Sandra Berry)

  7. Congratulations, Marja! I am happy for you! :)

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  8. Hey Sandra, thanks for your visit. Yep, a new book to look forward to!

    Thanks Karen, for your kind words!

  9. Congrats, Marja! That is BIG news!

    I have a new computer and am looking forward to working on my projects.

    Susan :)

  10. NEW FOLLOWER...lovely blog and great posts.


  11. Hey, welcome Elizabeth! I'll hop over to your blog.

  12. Anonymous6:41 AM

    Congratulations on all that God is doing through you, His vessel. Whenever I think of readers or critiques I never write. The only time I can write anything of value, even if it's just one word, is when I shift the focus to Him. It's difficult though and I totally understand all the revisions and editing...sigh, but eventually, especially for me to enjoy it again, I must shift my focus back to the true Writer in us.
    Marja, this My Neighbor's House sounds PERFECT. My only question is WHEN? When can I take a peek? I am being stirred right now with the very subject of coveting. We address that sin so little but it is always in our faces, especially in blogland. I cannot wait for you to share this.
    Something good happening in my writing life? Very quiet right now. I CANNOT write a thing for the life of me without His Spirit I wait.
    Enjoy this beautiful time of the year. Blessings.


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