A Writer’s Life: Becky Wade
I’m so excited to introduce my guest for May’s edition of A Writer’s Life–Becky Wade! Becky was one of the very first people I met when I joined American Christian Fiction Writers and I was more than a little starstruck at the time. Her debut also played a part in my decision to switch genres from fantasy to contemporary romance since My Stubborn Heart was one of the first books in a new generation of writers to diverge from the “super-sweet, super-conservative” mold. (It also happens to be one of my personal favorites.)
Becky is back with the third book in her Bradford Sisters series, Sweet on You. I think there was a little synchronicity at play here since Becky and I both released books involving creators of sweet treats this year. Then again, as you’ll find out below, she and I have very similar research processes, so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised!
Without further ado, I’m turning over this post to Becky. Don’t forget to read down to the bottom and enter to win a copy of her new book.
The Writing Process with Becky Wade
Thank you, Carla, for inviting me to contribute to your blog!
Slowly, over time, and after much experimentation, every author I know has developed a writing process unique to her. In this video, I chat about the steps involved in my own personal process.
I think it’s important that every writer search for a method of transforming her book ideas into finished manuscripts that:
The art of balancing productivity with joy in every area of our lives is definitely a moving target, but it’s a target very much worth pursuing.
I’m grateful to you for stopping by!
Becky’s a California native who attended Baylor University, met and married a Texan, and settled in Dallas. She published historical romances for the general market before putting her career on hold for several years to care for her three children. When God called her back to writing, Becky knew He meant for her to turn her attention to Christian fiction. She loves writing funny, modern, and inspirational contemporary romance! She’s the Christy and Carol award winning author of My Stubborn Heart, the Porter Family series, and the Bradford Sisters Romance series.
Tags: Becky Wade, research process, Sweet on You, writing process
Michelle Stockert says:
So interesting to see how it comes together! As a teacher, I love that you have to “rewrite” instead of edit! I constantly tell my students that…but it is a process to teach it. I will never write a book, but as I read them, usually voraciously, I too have that “saying goodbye” feeling at the end, especially if it is well written. I become part of the characters lives. Thanks for sharing the process. Writing is truly a gift that you share with others.
On May 6, 2019 at 5:52 am
I enjoyed hearing Becky’s process. As an avid reader of inspirational romance, hearing various writer’s processes helps me appreciate the work that goes into each story. And also explains why I have very specific authors who are “worth my time”. I also loved reading about Becky being an author Carla looked up to… I didn’t know that prior to this post.
On May 6, 2019 at 7:55 am
Elizabeth Litton says:
I’m eager to read Sweet on You and find out what happens to Brit and Zander! I just have to wait my turn in line to get it from the library. 🙂
On May 6, 2019 at 8:14 am
Megan L. says:
I can’t wait to read this book! Thanks for sharing your writing process, and for the chance to win!
On May 6, 2019 at 9:54 am
Virginia Campbell says:
Loved the inclusion of being sure to enjoy what you do! I am a longtime fan, and I wish you much happiness and success!!!
On May 6, 2019 at 1:32 pm
I can’t wait to read the last Bradford story. I have enjoyed this series since the prequel about their parents!
On May 6, 2019 at 3:53 pm
Lelia (Lucy) Reynolds says:
I enjoy reading Becky’s books . Blessings!
On May 6, 2019 at 7:10 pm
It was so fun to hear about Becky’s writing process! Looking forward to reading Sweet on You and curious about what is up next for her writing.
On May 6, 2019 at 8:22 pm
Suzanne Sellner says:
I love how thoroughly you prepare to write your novels and then how thoroughly you rewrite and later edit your novels. No wonder they turn out so well!
On May 6, 2019 at 8:49 pm
So excited to read this. Saving it as a special treat at the end of the month to accompany me on a road trip!
On May 7, 2019 at 11:20 am
Velma Hunsucker says:
In high school, I had a teacher teach us that to truly understand and experience a book, we must get to know the author. I loved hearing Becky’s process of writing a book. It makes me even more excited to read her new book. I have loved the other books in the series.
On May 8, 2019 at 12:06 pm
Laura W. says:
I am so excited to read this conclusion to the series! I have really enjoyed getting to know the sisters and their stories of finding true love.
On May 8, 2019 at 9:33 pm
Cathy C says:
I come from a family of teachers and avid readers. I didn’t follow the teaching profession but do love to read. Becky’s books are a joy!
On May 9, 2019 at 8:43 am
Linda Orr says:
I’ve enjoyed all the extras you’ve done with the publication of this book – the FB party, the model shoot and interview, the giveaways, etc. Looking forward to it!
On May 9, 2019 at 9:11 am
Sabrina Templin says:
Congrats on the new book! I love the cover ! I look forward to reading it! 😀
On May 9, 2019 at 10:39 am
I am totally sucked in by the cover, is that bad?
On May 9, 2019 at 11:20 am
Amy C says:
Hi Becky! I am loving the cover of your book and look forward to reading it.
On May 9, 2019 at 11:28 am
Christie Ussery says:
I have loved all the Bradford sisters books and I know Sweet on You will not disappoint. Thank you!
On May 9, 2019 at 12:57 pm
Thanks for sharing your writing process Becky. I always love learning more about how authors come up with book ideas and things of that nature.
Thank you for the giveaway chance to win a copy of Sweet on You!
On May 9, 2019 at 3:15 pm
Kim Bakos says:
I haven’t read any of Becky’s books before. I’d love to read this one!
On May 9, 2019 at 3:17 pm
Pam Kellogg says:
Though I haven’t yet read Sweet On You, I’ve read all of your other novels and have enjoyed them very much. You write such delightful romances with characters easy to relate to. I’m happy to have a chance to win Sweet On You.
On May 9, 2019 at 8:52 pm
Cindy Y says:
Loved the first two books. Can’t wait to read this one. (Love the cover!)
On May 10, 2019 at 5:34 pm
Christine Marriott says:
What an awesome giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity!
On May 12, 2019 at 9:30 pm