My Writing Process
I was invited by author, Rebecca Nolen, to take part in the Writing Process blog tour. Its purpose is to showcase different author methods all over all the world. If you get a chance, you should check out her blog at http://rebeccanolen.com/.
My tour questions:
What am I working on?
I’m editing book 3 in my Warren Series. What the Heart Knows focuses on the romance between Suzette’s younger sister, Emily, and Suzette’s closet friend, Bill Fields.
Emily has been love with Bill since she was sixteen, but now she’s all grown up and a physician. Since Bill has been in and out of her life since he and Suzette became friends in the 1st grade, Emily doesn’t think Bill will ever see her as anything other than his best friend’s kid sister. What she doesn’t know is he is in love with her too.
When Suzette calls Bill asking for his help, he gladly agrees to ask Emily out to stay at his farm/art studio for two weeks. Now that Bill and Emily have the time and opportunity to see what the other is feeling, they also have to deal with a ruthless foe who is stalking her. Love is possible but will they be able to overcome all of their obstacles and uncertainties to accept its gift?
How does my work differ from others of the same genre?
Since I write several different genres, this might be a complicated answer.
When I write a romance, I focus on the story and let the romance happen as the story unfolds. In Concealed in My Heart, my two main characters don’t fall in love until near the end of the book. I wanted to develop the story so when the time came for them to finally see each other as something more than friends, the reader really cared that David and Charity had found each other. The road to love is bumpy.
When I write horror, I like writing about everyday people interacting in everyday situations. To me, the most horrifying things happen when we’re not expecting it. I know, whenever I watch the news, I’m always amazed at just how evil some people can be.
With my children’s books, I enjoy writing about the things that are important to us as adults and to our children. I hope they are enjoyed by each age group and are able to stand up to the test of time.
Why do I write what I do?
I write the daydream that refuses to go away until it’s down on paper.
How does your writing process work?
When I first began writing, I listened to how other people went about plotting and planning. That observation led me to believe I had to have an outline before I could even begin. I tried it their way for my first two books, but what I discovered was that process didn’t work for me. I never stuck to the outline and by chapter 5 my story had taken on a life all of its own. So now, I mentally plot and plan and have a loose concept about the how my story will play out. Of course, it still veers off in a completely different direction, but now I’m not quite as upset about that because I didn’t wasted a lot of time working on something I never used.
A few of my author friends have agreed to carry the torch next week and answer the same four questions. They will be talking about their writing, so I hope you enjoy meeting them.
Author LaRae Parry’s blog http://laraeparry.wordpress.com/
Brain Larson's blog http://www.sec retofthecrystal.com/ blog.html
Jaro Berce's blog http://leadershipbyvirtue.blogspot.com/
Marie Lavender's blog http://marielavenderbooks.blogspot.com/
William Frederick's blog http://bertramandgertrude.com/
Shelia Hudson www.sheilashudson.blogspot.com
Augusta Fern https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7107183.Augusta_Fern/blog
Jas Praba www.thoughtsandviewsthatmatter.blogspot.com