The Lovely Michelle Miles has tagged me in a fun Writing Process Blog! Thanks for tagging me, Michelle!
At the end of this post, I get to tag more writers and pick their writing brains!
Let's get to my four questions!
1. What am I working on?
Currently I'm in final edits of my Young Adult Fantasy, Hunting for Fireflies which will release this spring. I'm also working on Book II of the Texas Tornado series, Kickin' Up Dust with sexy rancher, Colt Daniels and sultry, wine maker, Savannah Moon set to release July 4, 2014! Next up on the agenda is Book II of my Circle City Series, about a clan of werewolves living in Circle City, Alaska. I have a lot on my plate but I'm excited to dive into all three worlds!
2. How does my work differ from others in this genre?
Hmmm....that's rather difficult to answer because I write in so many different genres. I'd have to say one way my books stand out is that I create very short chapters to move the story along. I don't like to be bored reading and really try to condense the trivial stuff and elaborate on the important stuff, making for quicker dialogue that moves the story along and keeps the reader interested.
3. Why do I write what I do?
Again, I write in many different genres; including romantic suspense, paranormal, time-travel, historical, fantasty for young adult and children fiction under three pen names (Alisha Paige, Ruby Vines and Wolfgang Pie) so why I write what I do is simply for one reason. Because I can. This is what I do. I love doing it! I create worlds of darkness, light, mystery, intrigue, romance and fun! I love every minute of it...well, maybe not edits..lol!
4. How does your writing process work?
Hemmingway said it best. I bleed. I'm a total pantster. When I start a book, I generally pick a setting first, then I choose the names of the hero and heroine. I don't write story boards and have long character descriptions written on a chalkboard. The only hard part about writing this way is tying up loose ends later when the story becomes more complicated but that is easily fixed in edits with additions to the story. I have tried to plot but my story comes out completely different so what's the point? I sit down at the computer and just start typing. I totally zone out and let me fingers do the talking. Really for me, when I'm in the zone, it's as if someone else wrote the story. I have no idea where the ideas comes from but I'm just glad they do. :)
Thanks a bunch for stopping by on this fun blog hop! I'd love for you to comment about your writing process. Don't forget to stop by Michelle's post to read about her writing process! Her contemporary romance heroines all drink a certain beverage which I'm sucking down now as I write! Can you guess what is? Go HERE to find out!
On April 7th, make sure you go check out these great writers, some will be guests on my blog and some will talk about their writing methods on their own blogs: Michael Murphy (Michael's post will be right here on April 7th),Skhye Moncrief on April 7th, Pamela Stone (Pamela's post will be right here on my blog on April 7th), Sylvia McDaniel on April 8th,Sky Purington on April 8th, Linda Steinberg (Linda's post will be right here on April 7th), Karilyn Bentley (Karilyn's post will be right here on April 7th).
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