I’ve been nominated by the awesome Andrew Toynbee to join in this blog hop. I haven’t done this in forever! That’s probably because I’m a really bad procrastinator, so I’m lucky if I can even discipline myself into working on my current WIP.
But I digress.
There are four questions to answer, all pertaining to…you guessed it….the writing process!
So here is my take on getting through it.
1. What are you working on?
Currently, I’m working on The Gramm Curse (Night Watchmen, #0.5). It’s a companion novella to Everlasting, putting the reader in the male MC’s head before he meets Faye. It gives insight into why Jaxen is so hot and cold in the beginning of his relationship with Faye. There are so many secrets in his head. So many.
I’m also working a bit on the second novel in the series which is currently titled, Evernight, and a NA Romance…which I’m calling Grunge Love. That title is subject to change though.
2. How does your work differ from others in the genre?
Welp, no two works are alike. As much as people try to generalize work, every character is unique. Every story has a twist true to its own. For my work, I have matched Hunters with Witches, and I’ve made a female dragon shifter who saves two separate realms-one modern-day, and one completely magic-filled. Both of my female leads are strong to the core and true to themselves. Sacrifice is always involved, as well as love.
3. Why do you write what you write?
I write what I write because I love writing, and because the characters want me to. I love seeing the places they take me. I love watching the trials and tribulations they go through. I love feeling every bit of what they’re feeling. It’s an escape from my own life…a chance for me to travel without leaving my family.
4. How does your writing process work?
Very simply. I sit down and write. Usually my first draft has the bones of the story, but a lot ends up changing because I spend a lot of time exploring my characters and their world so I can understand them better. Since I’ve only written in fantasy so far, a lot of the worlds my characters live in is completely made up. This takes time. As I’m introduced to new places, I keep a side notebook where I write out in detail what everything is so I can keep track. In a nutshell, usually I have a small idea with a brief glimpse at the ending. I pants the rest of the way through to get to that ending.
That being said, I’m supposed to tag four authors. The problem is, most of the authors I know that would participate have already been tagged! So instead, I’m going to point you in their direction to their novels and blog. They are people worth checking out!