Monday, April 21, 2014

My Writing Process Blog Tour

Today I've been tagged by Shah Wharton to take part in the My Writing Process Blog Tour. Shah answered four questions about her writing process, then tagged me. I answered the questions. Then, in theory, I was supposed to tag three wonderful authors whose answers I want to read. They would post their answers on their own blogs next Monday.

However, I had no takers. So here are my answers.

1)     What am I working on?

I've just complete re-editing and re-releasing the first two novels in my Pagan Spirits trilogy, Beltane and Midsummer Night. I'm currently working on the ending novel of the trilogy, St. James' Day. I've written it, and now I need to put the final polish on it before I self-publish it.

2)     How does my work differ from others of its genre?

My trilogy is a contemporary romance series with a tiny bit of the paranormal thrown in for fun, but it's essentially set in the real world. The focus is much less on the paranormal and more on contemporary NeoPagan folklore and practice. It's a contemporary romance set in the Midwest U.S. - a fairly uncommon setting - exploring a subculture that's becoming more and more mainstream, but that hasn't been explored to death (yet) in fiction.

3)     Why do I write what I do?

I write the kinds of things I like to read. I love a story that has some folklore woven in - it's J.K. Rowling's successful formula, after all. I also love everything that has to do with romance. It pretty much obsesses me. So I simply write the things that interest me most.

4)     How does my writing process work?

I'm a compulsive writer, and I'm pretty much writing something or other whenever I get a chance. Mornings, evenings, weekends, at the coffee shop…you'll almost always find me hunched over the laptop, typing away. It's my husband who really gets on my case and encourages me to edit, revise, and improve, which is why we work well as a team. He helps me polish and finish my work.

If you're reading this and would like to share your answers next Monday, just link back to me and consider yourself "tagged."

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