How long did it take you to write your first book? How many rewrites did you do on it? Who helped you with the editing?
The first book I wrote is Rafe’s Café. It took me nine months to write. I wrote it in omniscient point of view, not knowing that the publishing and writing world would rather see one point of view per scene.
What made you choose the indie-publish route?
By the time my book was ready for a publisher, an agent told me she liked my writing, but the publishers were only accepting historical romance or Amish fiction. She said she’d be happy to review any of that type of book from me.
Be true to yourself. Follow God’s leading. Be content with God’s timing.
Are there any other points about writing you would like to add?
Know the reason why you’re writing. It has to be a good one because ultimately writing is hard work.
Are there other books in the works?
Right now, I’m working on the sequel to Rafé’s Café. Rafé and Patty have been reunited, but Patty’s ex-boyfriend’s violent nature is becoming a tangible threat. Patty helps Rafé see that his dreams for his life aren’t totally lost.
Rafé’s Café is a lighthearted, quirky read with loveable characters. All of the characters return for the second book where Patty and Rafé both realize their goals and dreams for their lives. I’m really excited to be working on this one!
That’s all for today’s interview. If you’d like to learn more about Jackie’s writing, here are some links to get you started.
Twitter: Jackie Zack@JackieZack1