If 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.