Welcome to Writing for Christ Becky Wade, it is great to have you here! So you’re a writer? What made you decide to start creating characters and story world?
I've loved fiction since my mom started reading chapter books aloud to me when I was young. I never thought to try my own hand at writing, however, until after I was married. My husband and I had followed his job to the Caribbean island of Anguilla. In an effort to protect jobs for the local people, the Anguilla government wouldn't issue me a work permit.
Thus, I had an abundance of time on my hands -- a state which seems incredibly removed from my present situation. I was reading a novel one day that I didn't like at all. I held it out in front of me and thought, 'I wonder if I could do this better?' I had a computer, and an imagination, and a willingness to learn how to write.
So, I started! Of course, I quickly discovered (as the rejection letters poured in across the next four years) how difficult it is to pen a novel. The publishing business is nothing if not humbling.
What is the one title that has significantly impacted your life?
Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder. That was the first book I can remember my mom reading to me that adored and couldn't get enough of.
It swept me away to another time and place. It was the seed that my lifelong relationship with books grew from.
If you could get a do-over when it came to learning this whole thing called writing, what would you go back and tell yourself?
I'd tell myself to write inspirational fiction. (I spent many years writing fiction for the general market before finding this wonderful niche.) I'd tell myself to take my time and have fun and relax and enjoy NOT being published. Because when you're not yet published you can write whatever you want on whatever timeline you want. You lose that freedom once you're published and writing to a contracted deadline.
5 preference questions:
Homemade or take-out? Take-out
Email or snailmail? Email
Online shopping or Black Friday deals? Online shopping
Books or movies? Books
Note-taker or memorization? Note-taker
Yes, I’m asking you to play favorites…which of your books is your favorite, published or unpublished? And if this is your debut novel, has your favorite been published yet?
My favorite novel is the one I'm currently working on, Jake Porter's story. It's my favorite because it's the one I'm 'living' in at the moment. It's been my favorite from the time I reached about the halfway point on its first draft and will continue to be my favorite until I reach the half-way point on my next novel's first draft. At which time my loyalty will gradually shift.
This is always my M.O., which, in all honesty, makes the first half of my drafts hard to write. I'm always still invested in the previous book's characters! I just push on, knowing that the new characters will eventually earn my love. And they always do.
Places for readers to learn more about you?
Thank you for being with us today!
Thank you very much for having me, Casey! You've featured each of my three books on your blog and I'm truly grateful to you. It's always a treat to visit. I appreciate your support of me and of Christian fiction. God bless!
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