The Writing Process Blog Hop!
Happy Friday! I’ve been tagged by Bethany Myers in a blog hop to discuss my writing process, so here goes:
1. What am I working on?
I’m thrilled to announce Reality Re-Do, my romance novella and hopefully the first of a three part series is being published by The Wild Rose Press Rose Press. I just found out this week that it will be available 9/3/14. So aside from promoting, making this blog prettier and making the jump to a website, I am actually writing as well. I’m working on edits for Reality Re-Mix and still tweaking the first draft of Reality Rewind. Re-Mix is a follow-up novella and Rewind will be a short, fill in the past novella which will end the storyline. I only recently came up with ending which surprised me.
2. How is my work different from others of its genre?
I hope it is different! The MC, Beth, takes a chance on writing into her favorite reality television show, aka her coping mechanism, and ends up taking a chance on love in the process.
3. Why do I write what I do?
I didn’t set out to write romance; in fact I’m shocked I did! I initially wrote a YA four years ago that is now getting dusty and tried a couple of other projects, the story of Scott and Beth came to me last year and the two wouldn’t leave me alone until I wrote about them. Thankfully, this novella found a publisher who loved them as much as I do.
4. How does my writing process work?
Everything I have written has started off in a spiral notebook. I have stacks of them! I write a messy outline then actually start writing the story, usually in order, in messy longhand. Sometimes I type a chapter if I think I nailed it, but usually let the ink dry for a few days then type it up on the computer. I consider the longhand the first draft and the typing the first edits. I know others think this is archaic and nuts, but it works for me!
Thanks so much for this opportunity, Bethany, and thanks for stopping by blog-hoppers!