But God Had Other Plans

Douglas J. Wemple Author Interview

Something We Never Imagined follows a journalist that does not believe in God, and through his encounters with a young woman finds forgiveness and faith are not beyond his reach. What was the inspiration for the setup to your story?

Honestly, I’m not sure where the inspiration came from, other than God. I have a bunch of story ideas I had been working on and this one sort of came out of left-field to me. I was actually in a very dark place in my life when I started writing this story. In fact, that day I started writing it, I was actually going to commit suicide and end my life. But God had other plans and it all resulted in writing ‘Something We Never Imagined‘.

Did you create an outline for the characters in the story before you started writing or did the characters personalities grow organically as you were writing?

I did not create an outline prior to writing this story. Normally I do work off outlines, but this story really grew organically as I wrote it, and I really had no idea how it was going to end, until I reached that point.

What were some themes that were important for you to explore in this book?

After I had written the book and looked back and what God was trying to reveal to me, personally, I realized that forgiveness must start from within ones own self and that facing struggles, challenges and heartbreak in life is what makes us stronger, not weaker.

Proverbs 3:5-6 and Luke 1:37 have both been very important pieces of scripture in my life, especially over the past few years and I wanted to explore how faith does not make things easy, it simply makes them possible, while also focusing on how trusting in God, and not our own understanding of the things of this world, can help make our paths straight.

In the story, I reveal how Colton found his faith and trust in God, through writing daily prayer letters to Jesus, and that is something that truly happened in my own life over the past 7+ years. Last night was actually my 2711 starlight day of writing day prayer letters to Jesus, and doing so has changed my life in ways I can’t explain.

What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be available?

I have several books I’m working on writing, which includes a series of children’s books, as well as some more Christian fiction books that focus on helping the homeless and the broken through faith, hope, love and trust in the Lord. I don’t have an exact time frame for when the next book will release, but hopefully within the next year. God has also been revealing how he wants me to share the story of my own life, and what I’ve been through the past few years, from nearly ending my life to becoming a self-published author who is simply trying to spread the love God has for us!

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Something We Never Imagined is a story about an intriguing country boy named Colton Dust who moves to Los Angeles to study journalism at USC after graduating from high school in his small hometown. A few years after graduating with a degree in journalism, he finds himself quickly rising up the ranks as a news columnist in LA when his first column at a smaller newspaper catches the eye of the Editor in Chief at the largest newspaper in LA. However, just as he is finally achieving success in his career, he happens to meet a beautiful young woman named Emma Lee Coal who begins to stir something inside of him he had not felt in a long time, but in order to open his heart, he has to encounter a painful experience still haunting him from his past. Even though Emma Lee is initially enchanted by his charming looks, she quickly finds him a bit brash and self-centered. Yet, she also finds herself intrigued to learn more about why he believes what he does, she just isn’t sure if she’ll ever see him again after their first encounter. Then after a twist of fate brings the two of them together again, she begins to help him experience the healing power of forgiveness, but as his life hits a crossroad point, he must decide if he truly has faith and trust in God in order to experience something he never could have imagined.

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