Thursday, July 31, 2008

Never Give up on Writing a Story that Moves You

rhythms of grace
Today CFB launches our 1 question summer interview series. My galpal, Marilynn Griffith, author of this month's new release Rhythms of Grace( Aug, Revell, $11.89 using the blue link) answers the question:


















Me: What do you do when the journey of writing your book interferes with your real life?

marilynnMG: Oh goodness. The journey of writing this book is a book in itself. This is my true first novel, but it wasn't published until almost ten years after I started it. With my then five boys under age five and my two older girls homeschooling, it was a busy time, but not too busy for Grace, Brian, Ron, Zeely, Jerry and Joyce to get under my skin. I tried to give up on the book more than once, but in the end, I had to know what happened. No one person inspired Grace, though I myself was raped at a young age and am a birth mother. She handled her experiences differently than I did mine. Better really. I can't take credit for her though. She just showed up one day, looked at Brian and started to dance.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Grace Okoye was a promising young dancer when her career was cut short by a brutal assault that left her scarred for life. Twenty years later, when her past gets in the way of her happiness, she heeds the invitation of her dance instructor and returns home to help hurting children and rediscover the rhythms of grace. What she doesn't expect is to meet a man who already seems to know her beat. But for all they share in common, the biggest thing in Grace's life is noticeably absent in his--faith. She's finally found the love of her life, but can she choose between him and God?

ALSO, JOIN MARILYNN ON THE SOUL EXPRESSIONS BUS TOUR AUGUST 7-10, 2008

6 comments:

upwords said...

Dee, thanks for this. :) Stories of the heart are hard, but sweet in the end.

Rae Byuel said...

I saw your book list! I have read most of them on there!! gr8 books.
RaeByuel
c-romance.blogspot.com

Ty said...

Thanks for sharing Mary! I anxiously await to jump into reading "Rhythms of Grace" soon.

Dee, I'm looking forward to more in this summer series. Keep up the great work and keeping folks in the know about Christian fiction. :)

blessings,

Ty

l. l. hargrove said...

Dee, Marilynn, you keep this up and I might just write my hard, sweet story after all. Blessings. And many thanks.

Dee S. said...

They are hard to write, Mary. Thanks for digging in and sharing it with us.

Rae- you have? Wait until I load up the August picks. :)

Ty- thank you. You're not too bad of a CFb trumpet yourself. :)


Linda, you better write that story.

Kim said...

This makes me want to revisit my first story! Thanks Marilyn!

Kim

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