Writers Style: Second Book … Different Process

Happy Wednesday Sweet Friends.

In April 2017 my devotional got published on Amazon.

It was such a sweet moment, holding my book for the first time. Starting out, I knew so little about writing a book and learned so much from going through the process.

This second time around, as I sit down to start writing my second book, it’s completely different and in a way I feel like such a newbie. Clueless even. My first book was a 31 day devotional and I self-published. This time, I am tackling writing a non-fiction book (think 55,000 + words) and I’m going to try to get it traditionally published. (eek!)

I have a story to tell and I have been thinking about this for some time. I have no idea what God wants to do with it but I just know I feel prompted to write it. So thats where Im starting, just being obedient to the pressing I feel inside to get it out on paper…or computer screen. 😉

When I was writing my devotional, I outlined the 31 days by topics and then prayed, wrote, re-wrote, and re-wrote (again) each devotional. The editing process wasn’t too bad but it definitely didn’t feel as daunting as it does now…just starting out this second time.

My focus with this book is to get the first 3 chapters written, write my proposal, PRAY A LOT, and send it off to see if any agents are interested.

I’m just going to do my part and let God do the rest, if it’s even in His will to do so.

I love when people share their behind the scenes and so I thought it’d be fun to let you into my small writing world. I’ll keep you updated. 😉






  1. Corina | 17th Jan 18

    I’m so excited to hear that you’re writing a new book! I purchased your devotional a few months back when I discovered your blog. It has been so encouraging to me. So many times the Lord used your words to strengthen me and restore my faith in His plan for me.

    Whether you go indie or traditional with this book…I’ll be buying it! =)

    • Jillian | 18th Jan 18

      This is so sweet and encouraging to me. Thank you for sharing this and I am so glad you’re enjoying the devotional. That blesses my heart. xoxo – Jillian

  2. Juli | 18th Jan 18

    That is awesome Jillian! Congrats to you again.

  3. Priyanka @ Champagne Flight | 18th Jan 18

    I am considering writing my first book! Loved getting some insight on what that may feel like one day 🙂

  4. Maureen | 19th Jan 18

    Congrats on your publication and on your second book! How exciting! Publishing a book has always been a dream for me so your post truly inspired me.

  5. Echo | 19th Jan 18

    Wow! I bet that was a such a surreal experience! Congrats to you!

  6. Kim | 19th Jan 18

    Contract! You are an inspiration ❤️

  7. Miranda | 19th Jan 18

    Very amazing! I have also self-published and I am in the process of finishing up a poetry collection that I will also publish! Congrats to you!

  8. Bina | 19th Jan 18

    If you have the gut feeling you always have to go for it! Everything is so exciting and I believe that god will lead you In the right path!

  9. Mansi Gupta | 19th Jan 18

    O wow! Congratulations on such a big achievement…hope the next one turns out to be a bestseller…😊 all the very best dear…👍

  10. Amanda | 19th Jan 18

    Wow, how exciting! This is such a big accomplishment! I’ll stay tuned to hear how it goes!

  11. Karthika | 20th Jan 18

    So exciting…what a great accomplishment to write not one by two books. Keep it up.

  12. Ariana Soleil | 20th Jan 18

    Congrats and keep it up! I hope the second book goes well.

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