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A New Day! Also, The Writing Process Blog Hop

Hello friends!

It’s been ages! Took some time off to reflect on some changes in my life, and, my tired brain needed the time to rest, too.

Anyway, it’s good to be back.

There’s been a writing process blog hop circulating among authors for a while now and, I got invited by Serena Chase, author of the lovely books of the Eyes of E’veria Series:  The Ryn #1, The Remedy #2, and The Seahorse Legacy #3. Book #4, The Sunken Realm, comes out in 2015. You can read her Hop post here.

I’ve been asked some questions, which I’ve had the pleasure of providing the answers. Come with me now!

1. What am I working on at the moment?

Me – Well, I’m writing To Lie Once, Child of Grace #2. I’m also putting together ideas for two new series. You can learn all about that in my newsletter, which you can sign up for. My newsletter readers will always be the first to know.

2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?

Me – Oh, my. Where do I begin? Number #1: I write edgy Christian fiction. But that’s nothing new. In my writing I don’t mince words; I’m not shy; and, I [almost] have no regard for being traditional (Impoliteness not intended). I write fiction that goes after the lost, and those that are in trouble. So it can’t be exactly  goodness, how do I put this?  innocent. It’s a dirty world we live in, and not everything is rosy, prim, and proper. I could write about the redemption journey of a prostitute today, and decide to write about the salvation of an alcoholic tomorrow, in the grimmest way, and without leaving out the horrors of their old life. Get it? I hope so. But I also try to make sure my readers will be entertained so I include a bit of drama, humor etc. Hope I didn’t scare anyone away! 😉

3. Why do I write what I do?

Me – Because I believe stories are a beautiful way to make people believe again and find hope. I talked about this expressively in a post I wrote sometime back  Why I Believe In Christian Fiction. Do check it out. I poured my heart out in that piece! And, I would love to hear what you think about about it in the comment box. Don’t be shy! 😉

4. How does my writing process work?

Me – I’d like to be all adventurous and say I pantsy all the way. But I’d have to admit, I can’t make it to the end without a bit of planning. The first draft is always the hardest part of my writing, and the final editings, the most annoying. The in-betweens are when I start to pat and congratulate myself for a good job well done (can’t help that! Writing is no cake-walk, ya know!). Anyway, it all starts with an idea, or sometimes, a book title that slowly or furiously  depends on how excited I am  ignites an idea that builds the basic of the story. I’m able to identify my main characters at this point, and even begin writing. Fleshing out the details so the story is meaty, rich and has meaning, is where the dirty work begins. FYI that’s where I’m at right now with To Lie Once. Some days I just want to weep. But don’t worry. It’s not all bad. Promise! 🙂

That’s it for now. And may I have the pleasure of introducing you to two of my author friends  dear to my heart!  Guy Stanton III and Alison Stanley. I love and respect their work, and I think you should, too! Your choice, of course. I would have tagged a third, but a lot of my author friends have already been tagged, and I honestly was pressed for time to go fishing for a third. Please, do stop by at their sites. You won’t be regret it. They have much love and words to offer. They will be posting next week in continuation of the Writing Process Blog Hop, so look out for their posts, too.

Hope you had fun with me today! Will see you tomorrow again, as I’ll be posting on the cover reveal of my dear friend, Amber Stokes. Yes, another book is in the making, and the cover is breathtaking. As always, I can’t wait to get my hands on this one!

Adios, amigos!


  1. Bless you, Miranda, for continuing to do what you love. Not many Christians authors are bold – it’s a rare quality. I liked reading your answers. It has been a while – hope you’ve been doing well!

    p s : I don’t know if I’ve invited you to visit my new blog? 🙂 please feel free to do so!

    • Ganise! So glad you stopped by! Yes, it has been a while. Thank you for your warm words. I’m truly encouraged. I thank God for where I am, and for everything. 🙂

      Congrats on your new blog. Running off to take a look now … 😉

  2. Miranda, You have a gorgeous site here! You’re my kind of writer, dealing with earthy, realistic, angsty prose and storylines 🙂 Woohoo to that! But also having a heart for Christian fiction. I’m off to read that post next. Thanks for your thoughts and also the visit to my site. It’s an honor to know you and I hope we cross paths more often. Blessings on To Lie Once, Child of Grace #2. The title is beautiful and evocative. Smiling, too, that you know Amber, Rachel, Serena, etc. Good fellowship, indeed!

    • Laura,
      So happy you dropped by! Glad you approve of realistic writing. It was one of the things that stood out to me in your Writers World Tour blog post. I think it’s about time more authors wrote stories that seek the lost. And, you are most welcome! I’m honored to know you, too, and I’m looking forward to us crossing paths in the future as I plan to stop by at your blog more often. 🙂

      Thank you for the sweet, kind words!

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