Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Tanya Eavenson, the Accidental Author

 “So when did you know you wanted to be a writer?”
This is a common question for writers and one of the most common answers is, “I’ve always wanted to write.”

Not so with me. I never wanted to write. Never cared to write. But I felt the need to write, to tell a story. That was almost three years ago, and the story I felt the need to write never came to anything. For a while I felt that novel was a waste of time, but instead it was a wonderful experience. I had learned so much about myself. I could take criticism, I loved to learn, and I didn’t give up on my work or what I was supposed to be. 

An author.

Now, I’m not saying I don’t have doubts, but I have to remember to keep my eyes off myself and keep them on the prize. That prize for me is to show people that no matter what we go through in our lives, or what we do, God loves us.
My soon- to- be released novel Unconditional shows this through a husband and wife’s relationship. 

Here is the blurb:

Elizabeth Roberts is distraught after her daughter’s death and a collapsing marriage. Unable to find a way out of her grief, she turns to alcohol and nightclubs to soothe the pain, wishing her life were like her past … forgotten. Chris Roberts is faced with the consequences of his affair, and blackmail is a constant reminder. But when the truth comes out, he will need to fight for his marriage at all costs before a stranger takes his place. Can Elizabeth trust God with her future or will a single decision change her life forever?

I believe, like my characters, we all have choices to make and sometimes we go through terrible pain. But as in my story, God can work things out for good and comfort us if we trust Him.
As someone told me the other day about my story, “This is heart-wrenching at times, at other times funny, and good suspense throughout….” Isn’t that what life is like? And isn’t that what a writer’s life is like? Heart-wrenching, funny, and suspenseful when awaiting word if your novel is good enough to be published.

 Whether you knew you were to be a writer from the start, or just felt the need to write, we writers are on a journey. Keep your eyes ahead and on the goal. And never give up. You never know who might be waiting to hear what you have to say.

***Tanya Eavenson works for a non-profit organization coordinating events for seniors 55 and older, working with state and surrounding counties. She and her husband have served in church ministry for the last 14 years. She writes for Christ to the World Ministries sharing the Gospel through Bible studies.
A semi-finalist in the 2011 Genesis Contest for her soon to be released novel Unconditional, Tanya is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. Her favorite pastime is grabbing a cup of coffee and reading a good book.

Contact Tanya here:
Tanya Eavenson
Unconditional ~January 2013
Guided Girls ~Writers blog
@Tan_eave ~Twitter
Quenching Thirst With Living Water

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for having me on, Samantha! I enjoyed your list on the Thanksgiving Blog Hop and following the links. Once again, have a great Thanksgiving!