What do you write on the homepage of a pre-published writer.
Okay, well, I live in Canada, just across the boarder from NY State with my French Canadian army husband and our two young boys. We attend an amazing Church. Hubby and I both serve on the worship team, prayer ministry, and kids ministry. I have the privilege of leading a mom & kids prayer group… It’s chaotic, messy, beautiful and well-caffeinated.
Maybe I should tell you about my writing journey thus far?
I first started writing in 2007 when I began writing a contemporary short novel. Funny enough, I thought it was a full-length novel at the time. I entered it in a contest in 2011, it didn’t go anywhere… I put it on the shelf and just blogged once in a while. Mostly about the missions work I was doing at the time. I had no idea how little I knew about the craft of writing. NO IDEA.
After we began our family and I went from globe trodding missions work to stay at home… well, I didn’t think I had anything to offer the blogging world any longer. I was wrong. A writer’s gotta write. Even if it’s only for said writer.
When my kids were one and three, I was seeking God and felt Him leading me back to writing. I started a new blog where I studied Proverbs 31 and blogged a minimum of once a week. That blog wasn’t overly successful, but God showed me some things. 1. I had something to say. 2. I could probably write a book considering how many posts I came up with that year.
I also put all those devotionals (the Proverbs 31 posts) into book form and sent it off to another contest. Except… I still knew very little about the real craft of writing… I mean, I was still putting two spaces after a period. That’s like, so… actually I have no idea when that changed, but it was after I went to school, that’s for sure.
Fast forward to 2018. I was on my way to Costco (yes, Costco), and I asked God what He wanted me to write. Fiction or non-fiction? What genre or topic? A blog or a full-length manuscript?
He pressed on my heart to write Historical Fiction, which I also happen to love reading. From January to September of last year I wrote my first full-length historical fiction novel.
Last year I also discovered American Christian Fiction Writers and the amazing conference they offer annually. Not to mention all the amazing writer friends I have gained.
2018 was a life-changing year for my writing life. What does 2019 have in store? God only knows, and I’m along for the ride. Follow along for my newsletters if you’d like to get the news as it comes.