The Writing Process Blog Tour!
I'm so excited to be doing this today! Thank you so much to my awesome lit sister- K.R. Wilburn for inviting me to be apart of this! I'm predominately a paranormal romance author but thanks to some wonderful anthologies I've gotten to try out some contemporary and even a YA! My heart will always belong to the sexy things that go bump in the night though so I'd say 90% of my work is in my main genre. Feel free to take a look around and learn more! Without any more chatter here's the answer to my questions!
-Currently working on?
I've recently fallen into the category of one of those authors that has to have a million projects going at once to keep my muse quite. I'm currently working on: -edits for my steampunk series book 1, Nightmare in
- A YA steampunk submission for Cogs in Time 2
- A steamy holiday romance
-Outlining and drafting a military contemporary
- How does my work differ from others in its genre?
I think its the heroes in my work that differ from most in the paranormal romance genre. The men aren't always supernatural and quite a few of them are the anti hero. I think the alpha male has his place in the world but I like to show men of all personality types can set a woman on fire.
-Why do I write what I do?
I've always been a huge reader and dreamed of writing since the second grade. But my ideas always seemed so much older than I was. In my sophomore year in school I came across an end cap display in Borders for Sherrilyn Kenyon. It was back in 2004 and she only had 4 books on it - Fantasy Lover and the first 3 official Dark Hunter books. I fell absolutely in love with her books and the idea of creating my own twist on the paranormals existing in literature and movies already. As for the romance? I'll say it was part day dreaming of my own Stryder from first release, Torn Between Two Worlds, and having all my favorite authors come from that genre. Ironic since I have a bad habit of skipping the romance for the plot but I love the stories.
-How does my writing process work?
I have OCD - so that means even my muse likes to plan. I'll get an idea in my head and my muse will pester the heck out of me until I write down an outline. The outline is fairly basic. It indicated who's narrating and the general concept of the section. Then I sit down and write. I'm a huge believer in setting goals and sticking to them to ensure you don't slack off. Once I'm going I naturally tweak the outline and change a million things but my muse seems to be ok so long as I do the initial outline. I'm not one of those cool people who can write in sections so I write from beginning to end, in boring old fashion.
Thanks for hanging out with me today! Next week, July 21, 2014 check out the posts being done by these lovely authors!
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