My Amazing Indie Writer Journey Inspired Prompt

I have to be honest. I was an Indie Writer before I even knew what “Indie” meant. Don’t laugh, but I thought it was a reference to “Indiana Jones” and Harrison Ford. It’s okay, you can laugh. I thought we Christian Indie Authors were on an adventure to share the Word of God through our writing as we sort of wildly took over the writing scene, kind of like Indiana Jones and his pursuit of the Holy. Believe me, it has been a completely fun and almost comical adventure for me at times. Imagine my surprise to find out it simply meant “Independent.” Well, that was definitely true!

Don’t be afraid to make mistakes—and when you do make them—don’t let them define you. Keep going. Try different things to see what works. Aim high, do your best, and don’t be afraid to laugh at yourself along the way.

I try to include as much humor as possible in my novels. Life is hard enough. Readers expect us to share the truth in a creative way, and lighthearted novels can be so enjoyable. So do it well. Give it your very best. I can honestly say, I’ve given it my very best with each book.

It’s a tremendously rewarding journey, but it will take your all to do it well. You’ll need all the help and prayer you can encounter along the way. There are long nights, absolutely loads of hard work, and many obstacles. However, I’ve noticed the Lord opening the right doors, training me, teaching me, guiding me, continuously equipping and surrounding me with support and a fresh flow of ideas through each stage of my writing journey. Psalm 45 was a huge source of writing inspiration for me.

Today, I’m nearing publication of my fourteenth novel. I’ve written both historical and contemporary romance novels, and a devotional. There’s still so much for me to learn, but I’ve truly enjoyed each moment in the process. Most of all, when readers write back and tell me they’ve experienced healing such as loss recovery or being set free from something through my writing, then I know I’m doing exactly what the Lord called me to do. These experiences bless me so much I can barely contain my joy. I highly recommend it!

Annabelle is book 2 in the Brides of Grace Hill Series. She flees Edinburgh, Scotland from a grandmother with an evil tongue who has beaten her down verbally and emotionally. Tall and plain, she doesn’t think she has much of a future, much less the chance to have a family and husband of her own. She writes to her Aunt Millie in Kentucky who is up to a little matchmaking again and subsequently, receives a letter with an offer of marriage from an American with Scottish roots. He’s residing in Kentucky during the Antebellum Era. The offer has several conditions, including a perilous journey along the Oregon Trail to begin a new life in the Willamette Valley region of Oregon along the Pacific coast. Things seem to be going well with her plans, until she disembarks from a riverboat on the Ohio River at Louisville, Kentucky to discover her trunks containing her sole possessions from Scotland have somehow been lost.

Lisa M. Prysock is an award-winning, bestselling, Christian and inspirational author of more than 13 novels. She was born in Minnesota; raised in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Ohio as a child; and as an adult, has lived in Virginia, Tennessee, Texas, Ohio again, and Florida, before settling in beautiful, rural Kentucky near many horse farms in the countryside bordering Louisville. She and her husband of more than 20 years chose to make their home in Kentucky where the rich heritage, scenic area, local culture and history, along with her faith, are a constant source of inspiration for many of Lisa’s books. Together, they have five children, grown.

Lisa writes in the genres of both Historical Christian Romance and Contemporary Christian Romance novels, including a multi-author, Contemporary Western Christian Romance series, “Whispers in Wyoming” with Danni Roan, Kari Trumbo, and Rachel Skatvold. She is also the author of a devotional. She enjoys sharing her faith through her writing.

She has many interests, but a few of these include gardening, cooking, sketching, arts and crafts, sewing, crochet, cross stitch, scrapbooking, reading, swimming, biking, and walking. She loves dollhouses, cats, horses, butterflies, hats, boots, flip-flops, espadrilles, chocolate, coffee, tea, chocolate, the colors peach and purple, and everything old-fashioned. She adopted the slogan of “The Old-Fashioned Everything Girl” because of her love for classic, traditional, and old-fashioned everything. When she isn’t writing, she can sometimes be found teaching herself piano and violin, but humorously finds the process “a bit slow and painful.” A few of her favorite authors include Jane Austen, Lucy Maude Montgomery, Louisa May Alcott, and Laura Ingalls Wilder. You’ll find “food, fashion, fun, and faith” in Lisa’s novels.