Faithwriters is much more than winning an EC or having a story printed in a book; it's family of writers who have become such close friends. I'd hate for it to fall apart in this rough stretch of change.
Ok, I'm going to step in here and also say (my mod hat is deep in the closet for this) - Why are so many sounding so selfish and unChristian in this thread?
The former books were published by an outside company. Deb decided to start her own business and publish them. That's not an easy task. She's a busy women, not only with what she does for FaithWriters and her family, her ministries at home, not to mention health issues, both hers and her husband's.
I have an EC waiting to be in one of the books as well (and one already published) and it will get there, eventually. Deb wants them to be the best possible. She's ONE WOMAN and there are several books to be published. She's editing each and every one of them. The really early books I believe were printed "as is", warts and all. I'd rather wait another 10 years to see my book and have it done right.
Instead of criticizing her and FW, pray for her and encourage her. How many of you could honestly do all that Deb does on a daily basis? I know I couldn't. She amazes me.
The FW forum has almost been a ghost town, with a few of us still here regularly. I miss seeing everyone here. There are only a few little pockets of activity in a couple sections. That's a shame.
We need to rebuild our family, as I feel like it's been empty nest syndrome