I am Meg Moseley. Meg, a writer. Seeking the real God in the real world.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Meg Moseley has moved!

I've moved my blog, that is. I've moved to WordPress.

You can find me now at Meg Moseley's Blog. (Clever name, eh?)

If you've bookmarked this old blog, please remember to change your bookmark to the new address. Thank you!

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Earthquake in Haiti

The news from Haiti is horrifying.

A friend of mine from church had been planning to fly there this week to film footage for a ministry that works there. I was hugely relieved to hear that he hadn't left for Haiti yet. He's still safe at home with his loved ones.

Countless Haitians have no home, no safety, no word from their loved ones. God, have mercy.

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Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Writing is work

Mucking out the office is never fun, but it's done. I moved piles of useless papers into the trash. Books onto bookshelves. (Fancy that!) Notes, articles, and paperwork into files. Old manuscripts into the closet. Current manuscripts into neat stacks on the proper shelves.

As I was digging my way through the bookshelves, I ran across a slender little book that once belonged to my grandmother: "Writing Is Work" by Mary Roberts Rinehart. Published in 1939, it's a collection of practical advice and anecdotes about the business of writing.

Now it's on the shelf next to Gran's ancient L.C. Smith typewriter. Poor Gran! Every time she made a typo, she had to roll the paper up, erase the mistake on the original and the carbon copy, roll the paper down again, and correct the mistake. I have two of her manuscripts that bear the smudges of her corrections.

Thank God for computers, word processors, cut-and-paste, and the backspace key. A typewriter is to a computer as an oxcart is to a Mercedes. Writing will always be work, but it's not nearly as much work as it used to be.

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