Good morning, friends! Thank you for joining us on this lovely Saturday. We’re excited to have author Sara Beth Williams talking about writing tips and her newest release, A Worthy Heart. Let’s begin!
Tell us a little about yourself.
Sara Beth: I am married, with two spunky little girls, and I love to read, play guitar, and anything else that involves creativity. We reside in northern California.
What do you love most about the writing process?
Sara Beth: I love the ability to create. Creating imagery, creating characters, creating emotional responses, all with words. It’s so much fun. I love also the process of self-discovery. A lot of writing really involves telling the world some kind of truth that comes from your own life experiences, even if it’s well hidden.
How many unpublished and half-finished books do you have?
Sara Beth: Too many! I think I have four, now that I can say I finished this 2nd book in my series finally!
If you could give advice to your younger writing self, what would it be?
Sara Beth: Do NOT sit on your first draft and edit it to death. Finish it all the way through.
What are common traps for aspiring writers?
Sara Beth: Editing everything over and over and over before it’s necessary. along that same note, NOT hiring a professional editor before you submit to a publishing house or agent. Also working on too many projects at once. Wanting to hurry the process of publishing up.
What does literary success look like to you?
Sara Beth: I think if I can earn my keep writing books – as in the money I earn is paying for me to continue to market and write more books, then I will consider myself successful.
Future Projects or WIP you can talk about?
Sara Beth: I have just finished my 2nd book in my contemporary romance series, and am finally beginning revisions for my third in the series! A young man who loses everything he’s ever wanted is plagued by anxiety and grief. To climb out of the pit of his despair, he might have to admit he loves someone other than the woman he wanted to marry.
Great advice and thanks for stopping by today!
A Worthy Heart
Joel Bennett has always known Serena Hayes as his sister’s gregarious best friend. In the three years since Lacey began college, Serena became a regular houseguest, but lately, she’s absent more than not. When Joel discovers she’s in an abusive relationship, protectiveness from within roars to life.
With only a part time job to support her and nowhere to go, Serena fears leaving her current relationship would jeopardize her chances of graduating college. After a brutal attack leaves her no choice, she courageously moves out. On her journey toward regaining confidence, self-worth, and independence, Joel falls in beside her, encouraging her. The way he emulates Godly love and compassion draws her close—not just to him, but to the God who can satisfy her longing for love better than any man,
Attraction sizzles between them, but events from their pasts cast shadows of doubt.
When the unthinkable happens, can Serena open her heart to a second chance at love, or is she destined to be alone?
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Sara Beth Williams is a wife, mother of two daughters, and temporary caretaker of a loveable old lady pit and a spunky Pomeranian. She lives in Northern California. When she’s not held hostage by the keyboard, she enjoys music, teaching, reading and spending time with her family. She is all about connecting with readers! Find her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Goodreads, and Bookbub.