No, I’m not releasing another blog — but both Julia and Rebekah are!
Julia Rose, aka Light4TheLord, is launching Julia Rose, and Rebekah is launching Tunes Of My Heart! Go check them out and subscribe; they’re both amazing blogs.
I also got to interview the girls. The questions are a bit different based on theme of their blogs, but I tried to make it even (I kinda failed though because I somehow ended up losing a question, but they’re both the same length and both girls gave equally awesome answers :P).
Interview with Julia
1. Why did you start Julia Rose?
I started Julia Rose (the blog!) to document my journey of writing, and to share the joy of writing with the world! It’s my passion, and it spills into everything I do!
2. What are you going to be posting about?
Mostly, I’d like to do writing related posts, with a few articles here and there, writing snippets once in a while, interviews, and maybe the occasional fun reading post (in which I insist everyone reads Chuck Black’s books!)! Whatever I do, I want it to glorify God!
3. Are you writing anything right now?
Oh, yes! I’m coauthoring two books – one with Rebekah (The Traitor in the Pages), and one with my friend from church (To Find the Royal Treasure). I’m also beginning on a story that currently has no name (nor a working title, come to think of it) but is inspired by several merged true stories. I’ve got a couple of ideas for some non-fiction things, but until I solidify it, I’ll keep working on articles!
4. Do you plan to become a published author? If so, are you looking into self-publishing or traditional publishing?
I really would love to become a published author one day – preferably traditional publishing, but if God leads me to self-publish, then I’ll trust Him with whatever he wants!
5. Favorite Bible verse — go!
Augh, why do I have to choose?! There are so, so many to choose from – over 31,000 anyways. I absolutely love the book of Proverbs – I’m studying and memorizing it right now. I also really like Romans 8:38-39, and Colossians 1:16, and… oh! I think I do have a favorite verse: Isaiah 43:7. “Everyone who is called by My name, and whom I have created for My glory, whom I have formed, even whom I have made.” It really puts life in perspective, doesn’t it?
6. Anything else you want to share? Future plans for Julia Rose? Random trivia?
Hmmm… random trivia.. well, my current WIP (the unnamed one) was inspired partially by a fellow young writer at the Young Writer’s Workshop. To sum it up, it’s the story of two young Filipino boys and their unlikely friendship and futures. I’ve got inside information into the lives of my new characters – because my dad is Filipino (and yes, that makes me half Filipino, and my last name is nearly impossible for anyone to pronounce correctly on the first try!).
Interview with Rebekah
1. Why did you switch to Tunes of My Heart? Are you still going to post on your other blogs?
Formerly, I had two blogs: my main blog about my stuffed toys, Stuffie Adventures, and a personal blog named Head In The Clouds. I was really dying for a fresh start on personal blogging, as well as a brand new platform where I could share my writing/photography/ramblings! I guess I kinda grew out of Head In The Clouds, as I felt like it didn’t quite fit the “new” me. I was trying to fix some of the design problems and going through cringing at my old posts (XD), and I suddenly got this idea – why don’t I just start a brand new personal blog? I thought about it for a while and decided that it would be pretty nice to start afresh with a totally new site — the idea of a coordinated launch with Julia was enough motivation. 😉 I’ll definitely still be posting on Stuffie Adventures (as it has a whole different focus altogether), but I’ll no longer be posting on Head In The Clouds.
2. What do you plan to post about here?
My blog will reflect me: a jumble of my many different hobbies! Mostly, Tunes Of My Heart will center around writing, where I’ll share writerly snippets, updates, articles, and more. But I also plan to post about photography, life, and ponderings/reflections.
3. What’s the story behind the name “Tunes Of My Heart?”
Well, one morning, I was writing a poem in my journal about “the song of my heart.” I actually really liked the poem, and I was thinking how cool it would be if there was a blog called “Song Of My Heart.” Fast forward a few months later, and I was considering revamping my former personal blog. I immediately knew Song Of My Heart would be perfect as my new blog name, but unfortunately it was already taken, so I went for the second alternative: Tunes Of My Heart!
4. Favorite Bible verse — go!
You expect me to choose?! *scowls* Well, Ecclesiastes 3:11 is really, really, really pretty…it’s so poetic. 🙂 I also like Romans 8:38-39.
5. Anything else you’d like to leave us with?
I hope you have an absolutely awesome day! I’m so excited to start posting on Tunes Of My Heart, and thanks to Josie for interviewing me!
What do you think of these amazing blogs? Do you love them as much as I do? What’s your favorite Bible verse? Share a random fact about yourself in the comments!