I write all my own books myself. There’s something about forming ideas and words in my mind, writing them down on paper (yes, I draft on paper), and then revising my own words into publication-ready manuscripts that I am happy to send to my copyeditor, proofreader, and beta readers.
To me, it’s like painting. From a blank canvas to paint all over, it’s exciting for an artist to be freely creative. I’ve painted with watercolor, acrylic, oil pastels, and pencils. To create something out of nothing is like the ultimate proof of an artist’s ability.
It’s also like doing wheel pottery. Out of a lump clay, I could create something that, when fired in a kiln and then glazed, will become a useful bowl or mug or a piece of decorative art.
Likewise, in writing, it’s like taking all the letters of the alphabet, from A to Z, and assembling them in a million creative ways, birthing a new book, novella, novel, or epic tome that no one else has seen or read before.
The finished product, new and shiny, is a wonderful thing. I love vibrant colors, and I try to infuse colors into my writing.
All my books point to Jesus, prayerfully, and I hope that at the end of the day, God will receive the glory!
Just like doing pottery and painting, writing is a creative art that I enjoy tremendously. I could just sit and write all day, all week, all month, all year long, for the rest of my life.
Oh, to fill my own library with books that I wrote myself would be quite a fun thing to do, wouldn’t it? (No, this stock image below is not my library!)
Meanwhile, I’m back at my writing desk, writing the next book. Actually, I’m writing two books at this time, my 19th and 20th books. Find You Again (Savannah Sweethearts Book 8) will be released on May 6, 2019. The next book that I have started is Call You Home (Savannah Sweethearts Book 10), the last book in this series.
If you’re not familiar with my 5 current series, they are: