The next topic for the Writer's Blog Hop is our favorite genre. I have had a few, which prompted me to take you on my genre journey.
My love of writing began at an early age with poetry. In fact, I have a link on the left side-bar of this blog that has a collection of poems I put together a few years ago as a gift to my parents and husband.
My poetry morphed into lyrics, and I collaborated with a company in Nashville to put some to music. I've had no takers on the songs to date but with the music market flooded with submissions, I'm just a teeny drop in the bucket. Time will tell....
My entry into the world of writing Christian devotionals as well as my personal story started with my conversion to Catholicism in 2006. I fell in love with praying the rosary. I was going through some personal struggles that required me to be completely open to forgiveness. It was during that period I decided to journal about forgiveness which turned into rosary meditations ...voila! "A Mended Heart - Rosary Meditations on Forgiveness", was born. The Holy Spirit was at the keyboard, and the words flowed. I continued with three more devotionals, "Journey to Sunset - Rosary Meditations for Caregivers"; Redeemed - Rosary Meditations for Post Abortive Women", "Embrace the Morning - Rosary Meditations to Calm the Storm" and "And God Still Loves Me - A Journey from the Dark Abyss of Sin to God's Mercy."
As mentioned in an earlier blog, my genre journey recently took me down the road of light romantic fiction; a collaborative project with other authors, "The San Francisco Wedding Planner". It was a challenge for me as I had never tackled fiction before, but it ended up being a wonderful experience and a great deal of fun.
I continue to write poetry and plan on writing more fiction; however, if I had to pick my favorite genre, it would be the devotionals. There's a tugging in my heart that compels me to reach out and bring others closer to God's love, mercy and compassion.