I use the analogy of aspiring writers eventually becoming like butterflies after developing from a lowly egg, hatching into a caterpillar, going through the chrysalis stage and ultimately completing the mysterious metamorphosis cycle to fly freely on its own beautiful wings.
As hopeful dreamers and "wannabe's" we start as a tiny egg, full of potential with no idea what lies ahead. We respond to the nudge of God to break out of our inertia into a lowly, hungry caterpillar.
All writers start that way. A beginning writer's main job is to "eat" to build himself up for the next stage by learning his craft, discerning God's call to write, and continuing to crawl forward.
Next, most writers experience the chrysalis stage. Nothing outwardly seems to be happening. We feel static, alone, getting nowhere. We are being formed in the darkness for the surprise that is looming ahead!
Everything takes time and struggle. With patience and the help of the Creator of this splendid process, the butterfly that was destined comes forth: the butterfly writer takes off. He successfully and professionally communicates; his work begins to be published. He realizes the potential that God put within him as a caterpillar. An awesome experience!
What I hope to accomplish is to help release an entire new generation of butterfly Christian writers taking off in flight!
What is your mission should you choose to accept it? To pollinate your circle of influence with the Good News of the Kingdom of God in whatever genre of writing you communicate.
How am I doing this? I share encouraging suggestions, resources and meaningful tips with writers by email as BUTTERFLY BRIEFINGS.
Are you receiving them yet? Go here and make sure you are not left out in this garden of butterflies winging their way into the publishing world for God's glory.
Many Christian published butterflies are already successfully flying about accomplishing what God has called them to do through the gift of writing He has given them. I take great joy in acknowledging their published books and encouraging them with a SHOUT OUT and APPLAUSE on this webpage. Look for them among the BUTTERFLY BRIEFINGS. I’m hoping that the aspiring writer reading these words will soon be among those SHOUT OUTS.
Get in touch with me soon and let’s get started to help you move to the next level in your writing dream!
As a small token of my applause for being a BUTTERFLY SHOUT OUT showcased author, it’s my pleasure to send each writer so featured a small, decorative butterfly to pin on the side of your computer to remind you to keep flying in God’s garden with the writing gift He has given you.