If you have a minute, click over to Favorite Pastimes Blog where author Jill Eileen Smith posted an interview with me this week (and a pic of a my old "eighties" hair, as my precious daughter called it).
Here's a quick peek at our chat:
Q: With more than one book under your belt, Tamera, what lesson have you learned that you wished you’d known early on?
A: That writing is just flat hard. And it doesn’t get any easier. Each book is a bigger challenge. Now that I know that, it’s not so paralyzing anymore. It’s still hard, don’t get me wrong. But knowing what I’m up against helps some. I now expect those moments “mid book” when I panic and begin wondering—despairing sometimes—if I can really do this again. Then I pull my focus back to Jesus, fix my eyes on Him, and keep writing.
Q: What is your most humorous moment in publishing?
A: I’m not sure it’s my most humorous, but it’s a fun one that comes to mind. I was attending an ACFW Conference a few years back and was seated beside the lovely and oh so gracious Deborah Raney for a meal. It came time to pray, and I realized that Deb had apparently been sneaking bites of her dessert. She had icing on her fingers and quickly slurped it off then reached out to hold my hand for the prayer. Ummm…gross!
I looked at her, and she got tickled. I started laughing too and just licked my fingers and grabbed her hand. We’ve been best buddies ever since! And carry sanitizing lotion in our purses.
To see the full interview (Parts 1 and 2), click here.
If Part II doesn't appear at the bottom, click here.