Thanks to the lovely and talented Kim Handysides who asked me to take part in the Writing Process Blog Tour.
She writes contemporary romance and is currently working on a series. The first, Stolen Kiss, is about a Boston princess and a hot blue collar mechanic. Sounds awesome. Can't wait for it to be released!
Now on to the Tour.
I have accepted the challenge of answering questions about my writing process. Here goes.
What are you working on?
I am editing a submission to Wiccan Haus, a shared world series with several authors. I am privileged to be one such lucky writer. Imagine Fantasy Island for humans, shifters and all types of people with paranormal powers. The staff remains the same, but the guests have their experiences and leave. It's amazing and fun to write these novellas.
I am deep in the editing process of my military novella which made it through the trial by fire of my critique group. Each one of them helps me hone the characters and plot through their unique viewpoints. I love them!
Finally, I am working on my ghost story, the first full novel and hopefully the first in a series. It's going slow, because well, I have kids and a husband and this annoying day job.
How does your work differ from others of its genre?
My characters are a bit older than average, usually mid-thirties to early forties so they have a different world view and richer history. I also don't like perfect people. Not in looks, not in personality. There is no true perfect man or woman.
Why do you write what you do?
I write paranormal and contemporary. Most of the contemporary involve military or former military members. I grew up in an area with bases and posts of every branch of the military so I have high regard for our men and women who serve our country.
I write paranormal because I grew up wishing I could wiggle my nose like Samantha and make things fly through the air or say and spell and the broom would magically sweep the floor. Magic is fun and mysterious. I understand that power can corrupt so there is a battle in my stories between good and evil (or misuse of magic).
How does your writing process work?
I wish I were one of those scheduled, sit down and put my hands to the keyboard and let the words flow kind of people. I'm not. Period. I'm a dreamer. The story comes to me and I write it down. I have a mercurial muse who frequently allows characters through who I'm not ready to meet yet. I have a sneaking suspicion she can be bribed.
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Romance writer. Paranormal and contemporary. Mother of two and wife of perfect husband. Love the environment, travel and reading.
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