It’s my turn in the Writing Process Blog Tour meme. My friend Karla Doyle tagged me last week, so here I go, answering four questions about how I write. On March 31st, visit the authors I’ve tagged to participate — Sabrina Garie, Heather Elizabeth King, and Suz deMello.
1. What am I working on at the moment?
I am currently procrastinating working on edits to my romantic suspense novel called Dark Whispers by writing this post. 😉
2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
Dark Whispers has taken me years to write as it’s longer and more complicated than my other novels. There are plots and subplots, secrets, twists, paranormal elements, murders, and a romantic storyline that ties it together. Hopefully that makes for a gripping read!
3. Why do I write what I do?
I like to write and I need to. It’s what I’ve enjoyed doing since the sixth grade. When I go on vacation, what I look forward to most is more time to read and write. Oh yeah, and spending time with family. 😉
4. How does my writing process work?
When I’m writing, my goal is for 500 words a day during the week (evenings) and 1,000 or more on the weekends (mornings). My first drafts are very rough, filled with question marks for me to go back and fill in later. The revisions take much longer as that’s when I go back and fill in all those question marks and rewrite those rough sentences. During these revisions, I’ll print out my hardcopy and/or send it to my Kindle for another read through, marking what I need to fix. When I have a decent version, I’ll send it to my critique partners for review and perhaps some beta readers. It depends on the story. After I’ve gone through all the suggestions, I’ll submit it to an editor for further critique.
Next Monday, click over to my friends’ blogs to read about their writing processes.
Sabrina Garie is on a journey to create the most kick-ass heroine romance fiction has ever known and the hero who can take her. A believer that big, audacious goals spice up life, she relies on coffee, red wine and laughter to make those goals (and her characters) come alive. When not at the computer, she wrangles vegetables and extra helpings of homework into her fashion-loving progeny, kowtows to a fat cat and reads, a lot. Since it is more fun to travel in packs, come along for the ride. Catch the train at sabrinagarie.com.
Heather Elizabeth King – A multi-published author, when not penning tales of supernatural mystery or urban fantasy, Heather Elizabeth King writes erotic romance under the name Adrienne Kama. When not writing, Heather likes to cycle the scenic trails of her town, run, meet up with friends at the local Starbucks for Skinny coffees and decadent treats, see live music and listen to hard rock and smooth jazz.
Suz deMello – Best-selling, award-winning author Suz deMello, a.k.a Sue Swift, has written seventeen romance novels in several subgenres, including erotica, comedy, historical, paranormal, mystery and suspense, plus a number of short stories and non-fiction articles on writing. A freelance editor, she’s worked for Total-E-Bound, Liquid Silver Books and Ai Press, where she is currently Managing Editor. She also takes private clients. Her books have been favorably reviewed in Publishers Weekly, Kirkus and Booklist, won a contest or two, attained the finals of the RITA and hit several bestseller lists. A former trial attorney, her passion is world travel. She’s left the US over a dozen times, including lengthy stints working overseas. She’s now writing a vampire tale and planning her next trip.