I am excited to be joining Love Lines from God today, where author Martin Wiles interviews me about becoming a writer, the creative process of writing, and what it is like to be in the writing business. I hope you’ll join us too! Here’s a sneak peak…
Tell us, Jill, when did you decide to become a writer, and what made you actually sit down and write something?
Unlike many authors, I never had dreams of becoming an author as a child or young adult. It was something God revealed to me slowly as I grew in His Word over the past decade. I am an English teacher, and I have always enjoyed reading and have done well at writing essays, but to become an author was never a consideration.
However, as I started growing in my faith, I began journaling about Scripture and the things on my heart and mind. I started to realize how clearly God spoke to the circumstances of my life through His Word. Writing became a personal, active conversation with God, and it was something I began to treasure dearly. As an avid reader of devotional books (especially Streams in the Desert), I realized I wanted to offer my meditations on God’s Word to other people too. This is where my devotional book, Life in His Hands: A Call to Godly Surrender and Purposeful Living, began.