Thursday, August 11, 2016

Sara Beth Williams | Author Interview

This week I'm pleased to have Sara Beth with me on the blog!

In a nutshell, what do you write​?
I write Contemporary Christian romance currently.

Fun genre! 
What spurred on the desire for writing​?​ 
I've always loved writing. What has inspired me to write in THIS genre is finally discovering decent christian fiction within the last five years. 

I can agree that there's a need there! How do you balance writing with living -- or is writing your full-time job?
Oh I wish I could write full time, but alas, not being published means not earning anything, which means I get to stay home and watch my 2 girls :) I usually write/edit at night time after 9pm until 11 or 12 

I'm also trying to maintain a noticeable presence online, so I usually sneak in blog posts and other stuff throughout the day.

Who do you hope to reach with your writing?
Ah that tricky audience question. Anyone who loves romance. Hm if I'm serious, I'd like to reach young women who are in that new relationship stage in their life. This first series I'm writing delves a lot into themes of second chances in life. But, I just love to tell a good story, and these happen to have faith weaved in. 

Sounds neat. If someone asked you for your best writing tip, what would it be?
Finish your first draft without doing any major editing. The only way I was able to actually finish my entire first draft was to sit down and write it through almost all the way. (making an outline also helps) In the last decade, I have written many stories, but every time I would write a portion, I would go back and edit again and again until it was all perfect and beautiful. Unfortunately, doing so will 1) derail your flow of writing and ideas 2) cause discouragement because the story seems to be taking forever to finish, and 3) cause you to edit unnecessarily over and over again a portion of your story that might not even need to be in the story. 

When you do major edits, you need to begin looking at the entire project first, and then hone in on the details. You can't look at the entire project if you haven't written the entire project or almost the entire project.

Good tip and good reasons to "just write." What are three things that you greatly enjoy doing?

I love reading, and singing/playing guitar. I also love balloon twisting. Yes, read that right :)

Neat! I've enjoyed finding out more about you! Hope your writing goes well, Sara!

Sara Beth Williams is a Christian, writer, blogger, wife, mother of 2 girls. She loves a good story, regardless of platform. Therefore, she hates watching TV episodes out of order! (God forbid she should miss something vital to the overall story line!) She lives in Sacramento, CA with her husband and children. Her time is currently divided between working, raising her daughters, and writing every spare moment she can.
Current Work in Progress: Second Chances: A 3 book Contemporary Christian romance series. You can connect with Sara Beth on Twitter @WilliamsSaraB and through her blog.

No comments:

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...