Author Interview with M.E. Weyerbacher

Updated: Dec 21, 2018

Meghan Weyerbacher graciously allowed me to interview her on her first novel: Organic Love.  Tips and Encouragement for aspiring writers, and a sneak peek at the next book in the series!

The best part of blogging is the people you meet! Meg blogs encouragement for writers at -- something a lot of us creative types really need. I was drawn to her blog when I saw that she was just releasing her first novel, something I've been preparing for as well. I love watching people achieving their dreams. It gives me hope that I can too!

Meg graciously allowed me to interview her on her first novel: Organic Love.

Organic Love is a sweet (and clean!) love story that unfolds beautifully between two new neighbors. The romance may be clean, but M.E. Weyerbacher is not afraid to dig into the mud of her character's struggle with past grief and on-going anxiety. Her characters find healing and love in a way that will warm your heart, and make you laugh and cry. (I know I did!)

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Interview with Author M.E. Weyerbacher

When did you first know you wanted to write a book?

Meg: I've been writing books since I was old enough to write sentences. I would ask mom for paper and use tape or the stapler (with help I hope...). She still has a few of my first books, even one I submitted to a publisher at the age of ten. The desire has always been there, but somewhere in my teenage years I took a detour and began believing lies that what I wanted wasn't a good enough goal. And I'm to be honest, I am rather practical too--and publishing wasn't near as feasible as it is today, so it was always easier to pursue a normal clock in, clock out job--or say yes to one more "other" thing.

Where and when do you feel like you do your best writing?

Meg: I have two modes of writing, so I can hash out each. I do my best book writing after coffee but before lunch. I feel like when I try to surpass what I know is a good word count for me and shove it into after lunchtime slots, it doesn't pan out most days. This is due to having other responsibilities, and when I put off important things, the pressure and guilt surfaces, snuffing out the creativity. So I've found it's best if I am content with my little bit each day in the time frame. For blog ideas and planning the day(s) ahead, I prefer to sprawl out on the bed in the evening (I only do this about once a week) and give my week a flexible template to go off of. I write goals for each day, thoughts (so I can hopefully sleep), and blog ideas. All of these I file in separate areas. If too many things are mixed together, I get overwhelmed and wad them up for the trash. #yikes

Can you share a word of encouragement for aspiring writers?

Meg: Never give up. A writer told me this, and I pass it to everyone who wants to or does write. Whether you write for the benefit of your own mental heal and soul joy, or for the love of others--give it space in your life because you will be able to give out of the fullness of who you are when you do.

Holding back the gift never did any good for me, and I don't recommend it--even if you are already busy. I am raving fan of Jeff Goins and he recently interviewed James Clear on his podcast, The Portfolio Life. James says even two minutes of something can be the best way of starting a habit. Often, we bite off more than we can chew. But if your life is full right now, how about carving out only those 120 seconds to write, and store the results in the same place every day? You'll be surprised at what may spawn from it! 

Who are some of your favorite authors?

Meg: I grew up on Janette Oke and will forever love her work. I also love Tricia Goyer, A. W. Tozer, Steven Pressfield, C.S. Lewis, Jon Acuff, Sally Clarkson, Austin Kleon, Sam Collier, Henry David Thoreau, Emily Dickinson (poet), Anne Ortlund, Ted Dekker, Frank Peretti, and Emily P. Freeman (not necessarily in that order!)

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