We had the good fortune of connecting with Lynn Rush and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Lynn, do you have any habits that you feel contribute to your effectiveness?
I truly believe habits are a huge part in the process, whether you have a business or not. And habits are extremely personal as well. For me my key habits are: 1) my daily morning quiet time and 2) my daily morning exercise.

Both of these things help with my creative flow and help get me ready to stay focused for the day’s tasks.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I never ever dreamed of becoming a writer. Most authors I’ve spoken with talk about how they’ve always wanted to write. How they grew up reading, writing, and participating in activities such as yearbook, journalism or newspapers at school.

I didn’t do any of that.

It wasn’t until after graduate school that a story sparked to life in my mind after reading This Present Darkness by Frank Peretti. I loved how dark and paranormal it was. So I started writing, and I haven’t stopped.

I have over 50 novels on my computer hard drive. Some will NEVER see the light of day because they are just horrible, kind of part of the process of me fine-tuning my writing and learning the process. But still…after reading that story and starting writing, I haven’t stopped since.

It’s not been an easy journey at all. I don’t think it is for anyone, other than the very rare situation. And that’s fine. I feel like I grow the most when I’m struggling. So, I say, bring it on. I’ll be stronger for it.

Being a published author is difficult. Hearing people who absolutely loathe your stories that you worked so hard on writing is difficult. It’s offset by hearing from people who absolutely love my stories, sure, but it still stings.

Sharing stories with the world is a personal experience, so you must have thick skin and realize you can not please everyone. All you can do is stick by your beliefs and values, and you’ll do just fine.

I just hope that after people read my stories they’re encouraged, entertained and have been able to escape the pressures of this world for a small snippet of time.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Ohhh, I’d take them on a hike down the Grand Canyon. It’d start with an overnight hotel stay at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Early in the morning, we’d watch the sun rise, then start heading down the trail. After several hours of being out in nature, taking in the views and the absolutely majestic feelings in that canyon, we’d have a great dinner. And, yes, it’d include french fries and lots of Coca-Cola.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’m all about the shoutouts, because I could never have done this whole writing thing without those people around me. It’s difficult to name everyone, a problem I run into while doing the acknowledgements section of my books. **LOL**

First and most important is the love of my life, Charlie.
My dear friends Michele and Beth.
My agent, Nicole.
My running friends from the SnotRockets trail running group.
My publishers, Entangled Teen and Crazy Maple Studio.
My readers.
I’m so blessed!

Website: https://www.LynnRush.com

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