Writer’s Desk with Meg Apperson
We’re so excited to have Meg Apperson featured on this week’s writer’s desk. Meg is a blogger, homeschooling mother, and pastor’s kid. She and her husband, Cody, live in North Carolina with their four children. Meg is a passionate lover of words, an advocate for medically fragile children, and an aspiring minimalist. Be sure to stick around until the end of the post for more about her most recent release plus a chance to win a copy!
Q&A with Meg Apperson
Do you have a writing routine? When/Where do you write?
When I’m working on a project, I write on the weekends. My husband watches our children so that I can focus exclusively on writing without a million adorable interruptions. I usually end up sitting on my bed with my laptop! If I’m working on something for my personal blog, I write whenever inspiration hits, which can happen anytime/anywhere!
When are you most productive?
I wouldn’t say I’m more or less productive at any certain time during the day, but having a tidy space is a big factor for me. So, my answer would be: I’m most productive when my house is clean!
What do you snack on or drink while writing?
Coffee is always my go-to writing fuel.
How do you overcome writer’s block?
Whenever I hit a writer’s block, I put my laptop aside and pick up a book to read instead! Reading someone else’s words is like a reset button for me.
What is your outlining process? Are you a pantser/plotter or something in between?
I started out as a pantser and morphed into a plotter! If I’m writing something shorter like an op-Ed or blog post, I still tend to fly by the seat of my pants, but there was a lot of plotting that happened when I wrote my book.
Best advice for someone who is just starting out.
The best writers are readers! Read a lot, write a lot, and don’t worry of it takes a while to find your style. It’ll come to you.
Quick fire questions — what are you currently:
Binge watching: Outlander
Reading: You Are Not Enough by Allie Beth Stuckey
Favorite song right now: “Epiphany” by Taylor Swift
Current Starbucks pick: cold brew with cold foam
Enter to win a copy of Sky Full of Stars from Meg*
Be sure to catch the replay of the video interview with Meg HERE!
More about Sky Full of Stars:
Meg Apperson grew up having a relationship with Jesus, and she always trusted God. It wasn’t until her daughter Avery—a miracle in so many ways—was born with a litany of life-threatening birth defects that she began to fully understand what it means to trust Jesus with everything.
In this heartbreakingly beautiful memoir, you’ll learn how a mother fought for her child, her family, and even herself as she grappled with the weight of failure—of letting down everyone around her and feeling let down by God.
In the midst of the fight, through heavy grief, she not only discovered her own voice—she discovered that God is both good and faithful.
Have you have ever experienced grief, suffering, or pain …
If God has ever asked you to surrender more than you thought possible …
If you’ve ever questioned how God is at work in the darkness …
Sky Full of Stars is for you.
This book will show you that when everything around you is dark, peace can be found in the suffering. You’ll discover new ways to rely on God’s trustworthiness.