Wednesday, March 15, 2017

I CAN'T WRITE!!!!



Multi-published and Amazon and ECPA Best-Selling author Cynthia Hickey had three cozy mysteries and two novellas published through Barbour Publishing. Her first mystery, Fudge-Laced Felonies, won first place in the inspirational category of the Great Expectations contest in 2007. Her third cozy, Chocolate-Covered Crime, received a four-star review from Romantic Times. All three cozies have been re-released as ebooks through the MacGregor Literary Agency, along with a new cozy series, all of which stay in the top 50 of Amazon’s ebooks for their genre. She had several historical romances release through Harlequin’s Heartsong Presents, and has sold close to a million copies of her works since 2013. She has taught a Continuing Education class at the 2015 American Christian Fiction Writers conference, several small ACFW chapters and RWA chapters. You can find her on FB, twitter, and Goodreads, and is a contributor to Cozy Mystery Magazine blog and Suspense Sisters blog. She and her husband run the small press, Forget Me Not Romances, which includes some of the CBA’s best well-known authors. She lives in Arizona with her husband, one of their seven children, two dogs, two cats, three box turtles, and two Sulcata tortoises. She has eight grandchildren who keep her busy and tell everyone they know that “Nana is a writer”. 


I CAN'T WRITE!!!!


My days have passed, my plans are shattered. Yet the desires of my heart 12 turn night into day;
in the face of the darkness light is near. Job 17: 11-12

Writing is a tough business. Someone once told me you can learn the craft of writing, but to be a storyteller is a gift from God.

So, you believe God has called you to write, yet that elusive contract has yet to appear. You’ve studied, attended conferences, sent out proposals, and received rejection after rejection. So many that you are contemplating papering your house with them and calling it quits to writing.

Let’s look at Job. He lost everything: family, wealth, home, friends. Yet, he still believes there is light to come out of the darkness. Most of us have never lost anything close to what Job lost.

I’ve come close to quitting many times, yet the desire to write would never leave me. All I could do was focus on the next word, the next line, the next story. I’ve asked God to remove the desire if it was not His plan for me. The desire never left. The Light continued to shine.

If God truly called you to write, then write. Let Him take care of who reads the words he’s given you. If God has called you to write, then write for Him. He may lead you to traditional publication, He may lead you to independently publishing your work, (which has been a huge success for me) or He may want you to write only for His eyes. But write! Let the light shine from the darkness.

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SUSPICIOUS MINDS

Susan Turner wants only to run her cozy bookstore, Turn A Page. That dream is disrupted with the return of the man who skipped
town ten years ago with her heart. Only, his return isn't as innocent and safe as he leads her to believe.

 Cade Aikin wants only to repair the damage he'd caused to Susan Turner and opens a mega bookstore, not realizing she'd opened her own store. He's taken aback by her open animosity and becomes fearful for her safety when two strangers in town appear a little too interested in Cade's life. He tries desperately to get Susan to forgive and listen...before it's too late.

 Can these two set aside their suspicions and regain a tender love?

 

 

 

13 comments:

  1. Suspicious Minds sounds like a great story!
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  2. I love your books. They uplift. Please enter me jrs0350 at yahoo dot com

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  3. Do you get to help pick the look of your covers? This cover socks me in before even reading the synopsis.

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  4. Suspicious Minds sounds like an excellent read. Keep up the wonderful writing Cynthia.
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  5. Sounds interesting!
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  7. It's interesting to watch God at work, isn't it? He knows what's best for us before we even realize. Glad he's left the desire for writing still with you.
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  8. This is such an encouraging post Cynthia. Thank you for that and for the giveaway.
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  9. I like the description of "Suspicious Minds" sounds like a great read. You are a new author to me and I would enjoy reading the book.
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  10. I like the description of "Suspicious Minds" sounds like a great read. You are a new author to me and I would enjoy reading the book.
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  11. Sounds like a great read
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  12. Liked the description - looking forward to the book.
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