Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Writing Process Blog Tour

The talented and awesome Natalie Damschroder has graciously invited me to be a part of this blog hop about my writing process. You can check Natalie out in the above link! Other authors this week are Misty Simon and Vicky Burkholder. Misty's and Vicky's went up on Monday, but I'm a little late. (Not on purpose!)

So here it is...

1. What am I working on?
I'm waiting for edits on my next book from Liquid Silver, pondering requested revisions for another publisher on a women's fiction-y book, and working on a post apocalyptic romance about a world where there is no green - no grass, no trees - and it's the fault of the heroine's father.

2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
Good question. I tend to be a little sarcastic in the make up of my characters. And I like to push the envelope of what's acceptable in polite society. For example - I once called my sister to ask her what she would do if she bit into a sandwich and found a dead bird.

3. Why do I write what I do?
I am fascinated by a changed world - whether because of the paranormal or due to a cataclysmic event. And even in a toxic world, there needs to be love and hope.

4. How does your writing process work?
It changes with every book. I tend to fly by the seat of my pants for most books, but at some point I have to pull back and focus on world building to make sure everything gels. "What if" is the start of almost every book and I will "pre write" until I solidify the characters and the conflict. Sometimes I create a "book bible" with every aspect of society explained and other times I'll just keep a word doc with that info.
Sometimes I write to music, sometimes it's silent. It all depends on what's going on around me and what mood I'm in. (and if someone has "borrowed" my headphones.)

I'm supposed to invite three more bloggers to participate, but unfortunately, I don't have three bloggers who haven't already participated... So...


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