I didn't know what that was, either. Apparently, one blogger tags another and asks questions. The second blogger links back to the first one and forward to another blogger they tag. Make sense? No? Well, bear with me.

I was tagged by J.A. Marx, author of the Destiny Defied series. Her blog (and more about her) can be found here. The questions she asked follow.

What am I working on? I'm currently trying to finish up Delaney's Peace, the sixth book in my McKenna's Haven series. I'm also doing a lot of editing to some of my previously published work. At the same time, I have this other story that keeps popping up in my head. I think it'll be fun.

How does my work differ from others in its genre? I write contemporary Christian romance. A lot of characters in Christian fiction are perfect. I try very hard to make my characters real. They make mistakes. They choose a wrong path from time to time. They're human. I also inject a lot of my own humor into my writing, so I think that sets my books apart, too.

Why do I write what I do? Easy question. I firmly believe any talent I have is a gift from God. I believe I have a responsibility to use that gift to share His love with others. I may not convert millions, but I know from readers' emails that I'm reaching hearts. And that, more than anything else, keeps me going.

How does my writing process work? Wow. My writing process is crazy. I don't do outlines. Ever. I start with an idea--sometimes it's the beginning of the story, sometimes it's the end. I may not know the whole story. And I pray. A LOT. I pray about every story I write. I often laugh and say that God sometimes rewrites my stories, and that's true. McKenna's Prayer is a perfect example; I was certain it was going to end one way, but the more I wrote, the more strongly I felt I was led to end it another way. So prayer is the biggest part of my writing process.

And there you have it. That wasn't too painful. I hope you followed the link back to Julie's blog, and follow the link forward to ... ah, now I know the hardest part about this blog hopping thing. It's finding the next author to tag. Hold on. Don't give up on me. Link will come very shortly.

Ha! As promised, you can find Anthony Carias's thoughts here.

Exciting update: As it turns out, I had another couple of writer friends who wanted to join in on the fun. So here they are:

You can find Christine Barber's blog here. She's a newly self-published author of Believe in Me. I expect more good things from her in the future.

And you can find Sherry Chamblee's blog here. I recently read Sherry's Matchmaker, Matchmaker and loved it!

And last, but not least, you can find Terri Bright's blog here. Terri's not published yet, but I don't expect it'll be long before she is.
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message 1: by Crystal (new)

Crystal Yawn Welcome to your first blog hop lol.


message 2: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Crane Crystal wrote: "Welcome to your first blog hop lol."

Yeah, I freaked out a little when I realized there were rules! lol


message 3: by Crystal (new)

Crystal Yawn Thats the joy of being an author, you dont have to follow the rules :p


message 4: by Christine (new)

Christine Barber Thanks Lisa! You inspire me by how you trust God in this process. Others (including me) can surely learn from your example!


message 5: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Crane Christine wrote: "Thanks Lisa! You inspire me by how you trust God in this process. Others (including me) can surely learn from your example!"

You're more than welcome, Christine! A lot of people have helped and encouraged me, and I hope I can do the same with others.


message 6: by Nancy (new)

Nancy  Thames I'm jumping into the blog hop! I wish you all the best success with your writing.

~Nancy Jill Thames
Author of the Jillian and Teddy mysteries
http://www.nancy-jill.blogspot.com


message 7: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Crane Nancy wrote: "I'm jumping into the blog hop! I wish you all the best success with your writing.

~Nancy Jill Thames
Author of the Jillian and Teddy mysteries
http://www.nancy-jill.blogspot.com"


Welcome aboard! How'd you find us, lol?

Lisa


message 8: by Terri (last edited Apr 10, 2014 11:26AM) (new)

Terri That would be me, Lisa. Nancy is a writer of Christian mysteries. She's also a good friend of one of my sisters.


message 9: by Terri (new)

Terri Nancy wrote: "I'm jumping into the blog hop! I wish you all the best success with your writing.

~Nancy Jill Thames
Author of the Jillian and Teddy mysteries
http://www.nancy-jill.blogspot.com"


Let me know as soon as you post the answers to the 4 questions to your blog, and I'll add that link, so readers can find your post. Thanks for joining.


message 10: by Nancy (new)

Nancy  Thames The questions and answers are up - thanks for posting!
http://www.nancy-jill.blogspot.com


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