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Saying Goodbye – Moving Forward

03 Jun

QuidsPhotosIf you’ve visited Quid Pro Quills before, you may notice that the photo to the right has changed. We are now five writers. Marge Wiebe has made the decision to step away from the group and focus her time and talents in other areas at this point in her life. We miss her already, but understand that lives change and God can redirect any of our paths.

It’s amazing to me how close this group of writers has become. We’re more than just critique partners and sisters in Christ. We’re friends. Not friends in the sense that we know each other’s names and addresses, but friends in the sense that we share our hearts. Lifetime friends. Marge may not be part of the official group anymore, but the friendship bond will remain.

Geographically we’re spread all over the map. I’m the northerner in the upper reaches of Michigan’s lower peninsula. Jericha is the southerner is Georgia’s basement, so close to Florida that she can smell it. Robin is dodging tornadoes and earthquakes in the middle of Oklahoma (although her heart remains in Boston). Kara is a short jaunt from St. Louis in Missouri, near “the wild.” And Candice lives in the rolling farm country of southern Indiana.

Together we’ve grown as writers. We’ve rejoiced over contracts, groused about contest judging comments, whined about marketing woes, and praised God for goals met. We’ve also laughed together – and cried together – via e-mails and via on-line chats. In my never-to-be-humble opinion, it just doesn’t get any better than that.

~ Pegg Thomas

 
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Posted by on June 3, 2015 in Pegg Thomas, Writing

 

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5 responses to “Saying Goodbye – Moving Forward

  1. Joan Deneve

    June 3, 2015 at 8:10 am

    Beautifully written, Pegg. I feel as if you are my friends, too. My heart stopped when I read “Saying Goodbye” because I thought that meant no more Quid Pro Quills. I’m sad Marge is leaving too. I wish her well, and I know we’ll see good things from her in the future. Maybe she could come back and guest blog.

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  2. Robin Patchen

    June 3, 2015 at 8:54 am

    I love being a part of this group. And I’ll miss Marge, but I’m proud of her for trusting God and going where He leads.

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  3. Candice Sue Patterson

    June 3, 2015 at 10:55 am

    *sniff* I love you all, too. I completely understand–and support–Marge’s decision, but I will miss her!

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  4. Marge Wiebe

    June 3, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    Oh, y’all are going to make me cry! I miss you all already (I so agree–the friendship bond remains!) and this group is something very special indeed. I’ll be cheering you on from afar! Love you, gals!

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  5. jerichakingston

    June 3, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    Aww, this is so true, Pegg! I love this group. And we’re anticipating great things from our Marge! God is so good to us.

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