I’m very excited to have my good friend, Amy R. Anguish, with us today for Wisdom Wednesday. Amy is a fellow Scrivenings Press author and one of the co-founders of Once Upon a Page.
Name: Amy R. Anguish
Genre: Contemporary Christian Romance
Publisher: Scrivenings Press
Latest Novel: No Place Like Home
I don’t know that I have a favorite writing tip, per se, so I’m going to go with the one I’ve used the most over the last few months.
Don’t let yourself get burned out.
How can you get burned out when you’re doing something you love? Whew! Trust me, I love writing. Getting my stories out of my head and into the computer is a thrill. But this year, I had releases within only a few months of each other. That meant I was neck-deep in edits or marketing basically from July through December. And in my few down times, when I thought I could write, it was like dragging the bottom of the barrel. I had to stop and refill myself before I could grab on to those words and get them out. So, I stopped writing for a few days and worked on other craft projects. And it helped so much. Not only did I have some cute new fall decorations, but I also was able to sit down and finish a story before my next round of edits came through.
I obviously don’t recommend stopping to do something else every time you struggle. Sometimes, you just have to force yourself through a hard part. But, when you’ve been slammed nonstop for weeks on end, it’s okay to take a break and let your creativity flow in other ways.
Do you find this to be true? What’s one non-writing thing you do that’s also creative?
Can love secure Adrian’s wandering heart?
Roots are overrated, at least to someone like Adrian Stewart, preacher’s kid, who has never lived anywhere longer than six years. That’s why her job with MidUSLogIn is so perfect for her—lots of travel and staying nowhere long enough to have it feel like home. But when work takes her to Memphis, TN, closer to her family for the first time in years, and in the same small office as Grayson Roberts, she starts to question her job, her lack of home, and even her memories of her rocky past with the church.
Gray is intrigued by Adrian from the moment he sees her, and he’s determined to get to the bottom of why this girl who loves old movies and hums when she works won’t go to church with him. As they grow closer, he wants more, too, but how can he convince her to stay in Memphis when she doesn’t believe in home—or God? Can he use his own broken past to break through hers?
Amy R Anguish grew up a preacher’s kid, and in spite of having lived in seven different states that are all south of the Mason Dixon line, she is not a football fan. Currently, she resides in Tennessee with her husband, daughter, and son, and usually a bossy cat or two. Amy has an English degree from Freed-Hardeman University that she intends to use to glorify God, and she wants her stories to show that while Christians face real struggles, it can still work out for good.
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Learn more about her books at https://www.pinterest.com/msguish/my-books/
And check out the YouTube channel she does with two other authors, Once Upon a Page (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEiu-jq-KE-VMIjbtmGLbJA)
Thank you so much for joining us today! Please take a moment to check out Amy’s newest release, No Place Like Home, and connect with her on social media.