A blog tour takes place when one writer/author asks another to answer four specific questions about their writing on their blog. Then that person asks another and the information continues each Monday on a new person's blog. If it isn't clear yet, continue reading. I want to thank Rebecca for inviting me. Please take a minute and read her information.
Her first novel, Breathing on Her Own, is available as an e-book for your Kindle or in print form @ Amazon.com
You can find also find Rebecca here:
My answers to the 4 questions:
What am I working on? I have several 'irons in the fire' as the saying goes. I am working with my sister on a book of devotions with a working title of Devotions for Flower Lovers. Each common flower picture will be accompanied by a correlating devotion. That proposal will be sent to a publisher who is willing to look at it...soon. I also have a WIP about the 17 occupations I had while God was preparing me to be a writer. There is a children's picture book series of 13 books; one for each of my grandchildren. Each book will contain a true story from their life and a biblical message to be learned from it. The topics will be current things that happen in the lives of all children. The first book is written and is illustrated by a professional. I have several magazine articles with deadlines. I am always writing devotions for a quarterly devotional, Hope-Full Living.
How does my work differ from others of its genre? Non-fiction covers a very large territory. My published book, Not Different Enough, fits in the autism category. My book is different from the others I have read in the fact I am not promoting any specific diets, therapies or political agendas. I tell the everyday experiences from birth to diagnosis to today, at 30 years old, of my daughter and my journey on this wild and woolly adventure. It would be beneficial for any parent, teacher, medical professional or relative to read.
Why do I write what I do? I wrote the book to help parents understand what life might be like if they have a child on the spectrum. I want them to know it is not all doom and gloom; there are many humorous things in my book. The prevailing theme is faith and a sense of humor. You will not survive if you don't have both.
How does my writing process work? Sometimes I don't even know how it works. Non-fiction is different from fiction in the fact I already have my characters and my scenes and situations. I don't have to imagine them. So for me, it is a matter of putting it together so my readers will want to keep reading, enjoy the humor, cry at the sad things and always know God is in control; of my writing and my life. The nicest compliment many people have given me after reading Not Different Enough, is it seemed as though they were sitting at the table talking with me as they read it. That was my intention.
I never write in longhand first. I make lists on paper, but from there it goes to the computer. I can backspace faster than I can erase on paper. I also edit as I write. I re-edit of course, but I can't allow a word to be misspelled even in a first draft.
Those are my answers to the questions. Next week you can read Cindy Huff's answers. Be sure to read and follow her blog.