Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Big Changes, Part 2

Last time, I gave some exciting news about upcoming changes to this blog—including its name. I announced we’re going to have a contest so you can help us name the new improved blog, and maybe win a $15.00 amazon gift certificate in the process.

So what’s going to be different about the new blog?

My niece Kristi will share it with me. So you’ll actually get a break from me every week!

The new blog will have a broader focus:

I write fiction. Kristi writes fiction, acts in theater, makes films. So hopefully we can talk about a lot more art forms.

Kristi will bring in new readers from theater and film. Should be interesting to get comments not just from writers and readers, but from actors and film-makers and lots of other creative folks.
I hope to write reviews of not just CBA fiction, but books published in the secular market, movies, classic books. And I’d love to connect with authors and artists you might not get to read about in the other blogs you follow. That’s my hope, anyway!

We’ll look at how Christianity and the world of the arts mesh—and how they might conflict.

We’ll still talk about perseverance, but I’d also like to focus on the creative journey of this upcoming year, for myself and for Kristi. Are we led to persevere and wait without moving? To make big changes? What surprises lie along the way?

We’ve had a few ideas for blog names, including:
The Joyous Journey
Story Quest
Between Two Worlds

All of those quotes were inspired by someone like C.S. Lewis or Madeleine L’Engel. I’ll share some quotes with you later.

In the meantime, start thinking!

I’ll announce the winner of the drawing on February 28.