Writing Process Blog Tour

If you’re coming from Mary Ellis’s blog, hello! Let’s talk a little about writing, shall we?

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What am I working on at the moment? Right now I’m working on edits for my novella in An Amish Cradle. This novella features the characters from my novella What the Heart Sees, Ellie and Christopher. They are now married and expecting twins! I also have other ideas for books that I’m mulling around—I’ve got lots of stories to tell.

How does my work differ from others of its genre? As far as I know, I’m the only author that writes about Middlefield, OH. I also strive to show the similarities between non-Amish and Amish, especially regarding faith.

Why do I write what I do? Because I love it! I also learn something spiritually from every story I write. Writing, whether it’s Amish, historical, or contemporary fiction and romance, is a way for me to become closer to the Lord and to grow as a Christian.

How does my writing process work? Um, what process? ;) I don’t really have a process; each novel is written differently. I am a little more structured than I used to be—I do outline and write scenes in advance. With my latest novel I actually wrote it out of order—something I’ve never done before. I don’t think there’s any right or wrong way to write. The important thing is to simply write, and keep on writing until the story is finished.

I’m tagging Jill Eileen Smith as the next blogger in this tour. She writes amazing Biblical fiction. Visit her blog on June 9 to learn more about her and her writing.