Last spring I was blessed to meet author and speaker, Mary DeMuth at a Christian Writers Conference in Wheaton, IL and have since reviewed two of her books here: Daisy Chain and A Slow Burn. […can’t WAIT for #3 in the trilogy!!]
One of the reasons I hold her in such high esteem is because she exudes a sparkly, pure kind of joy and desire to bring others along in their writing journeys. That said, she is to be trusted for an honest critique and would not stoop to kiss your rear just because you smell good and got your nails done before meeting her. Mary will tell you how it is, and does so regularly to an array of hopefuls seeking advice on her publishing blog.
Aside from several blogs of her own, Mary was recently asked to guest-author a post for Michael Hyatt, the CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishing. What she had to say on his site really impacted me as someone new to this “writing” thing. I found the list of 10 heart-checks to be so valuable I’m providing a link so you can check it out.
Whether your goal is to be published or just write with greater truth and clarity, her message of “BOC” is something I’m going to ponder as a new week waits right around the corner.