Writer's Process Blog Tour
I have been invited to participate in The Writer’s Process Blog Tour. It's a way for the readers to see what their favorite authors are up to of late. Parker J. Cole invited me to join and in a few minutes you'll see the links to the author that was happy to join in. I love talking about writing, and I hope that you enjoy this tour.
Thanks Parker J. Cole for asking me to join in on all the fun and be sure and check out Parker and her great radio show. Past archives of her show can be found here. You'll be able to find out more about Parker at her website.Also check out her blog post here on her writing process. Also I must give a shout out to her romance novel, it was a great read. Many Strange Women
1) What am I working on?
This month I'm working on two books. A new YA series called Boundaries with an exciting new author Victoria Skyes. We're writing this series together it's great fun to see how our writing styles work together. I'm also working on the release of book two in the California Love Trilogy and writing book 3 in this series and I hope to have both books out as by the end of the year. There is a bit of a cliff hanger in book two so I'm working hard to finish book three so I can time their releases without driving my fans too crazy.
2) How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I write in many different genres, so I would have to say how my writing is different in general. I've been told that I push things to the edge. I write life as real as I can get it. I don't like to pull any punches. I don't have cursing or too many sex scenes, but I do show life as hard, real, and frustrating at times. I love to write and I hope to have books out in several genres: western, YA, Scifi, and Fantasy to name my favorites.
3) Why do I write what I do?
I write because I just love it. My mind is always on a story or an idea. I find it hard to put down this gift that I so love. I often write on two or three stories at once. I'm so thankful for this talent. There is nothing like being able to do what you love and getting paid for your work. Even if I didn't get any money I would still write.
4) How does my writing process work?
This varies with every story. Sometimes I outline, other times I just sit down and start writing. Most of the time the story unfolds before me as I write. I can't wait to get to the next page to see what's going to happen. After I've finished a novel I let it sit and then a few weeks or months later I start reading it again. I may read it five to ten times before I send it out to Beta readers and then it's off to the editor. I love to write but editing is not my talent. I've discovered that each book needs two good edits at the least.
Thanks for joining me today. I hope that you will take a look at one of my good author friends below. I know so many great talents it was really hard to pick only one.
Meet my friend Laura J. Marshall Laura is a mom to five boys. A natural encourager, she writes Christian fiction and nonfiction. She also is the general partner at Christian Book Finds and co-founder of The Edge Books.
You can find her books here at Amazon
You can see her blog here