Spring Blog Hop

Author Kat Heckenbach’s brilliant writing has appeared in a vast scope of genres, ranging from Sunday school papers to enchanting fantasy novels. I’m eager to get my hands on her next Toch Island novel, as the first two proved extraordinary. She also maintains a blog at  http://www.katheckenbach.com/, which I encourage you to check out.  When she invited me to join her in a blog hop about the writing process, I couldn’t wait.

Today’s blog diverges from my devotional content, but feel free to read other posts or join my round-robin project at scenescaping. Since we have specific questions to address, I’ll set today’s post in an interview pattern.

1)      What am I working on?
In addition to a few flash fiction pieces and articles, I’m working on a young adult fiction series about a group of foster kids on an inside-out venture into the supernatural.
2)       How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I’ve combined common teen struggles, such as bullying and relationships, with battles against sinister forces in the unseen realm. These novels also grapple with abuse, neglect, and social injustice.
3)       Why do I write what I do?
Magical tales relate to our inner search for the realm of spiritual power. I hope to offer readers a glimpse of the invisible reality whispering into their hearts’ musings. As a counselor, I would also like to strengthen readers to address personal challenges.
4)       How does your writing process work?

 I wrestle with my lines in the first draft, so writing takes me a bit longer than most. My Word Weavers group helps edit my work with fresh eyes. Sometimes I hire an editor to provide an extra layer of polish. I’m carving more discipline into my schedule, and hope to increase the volume of work I can produce.

Ready to hop onto a fresh site? Let me introduce you to the following bloggers:
Edwina Perkins, former president of Orlando Word Weavers, writes a charming and insightful blog at http://theperkinspen.blogspot.com/. 
Jennifer Campbell lives out her calling, pursuing music ministry while maintaining two blogs, http://www.jennifersjourneys.net/ and http://jenniferjoycampbell.blogspot.com/.
Jenni Stahlmann and Jodi Hagaman share a parenting ministry, which includes a radio show and a blog. Check out great tips and resources at http://www.jenniandjody.com/the-blog/.


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