Monday, June 30, 2014

#MyWritingProcess Blog Hop

Hey there! James Wymore tagged me in the #MyWritingProcess Blog Hop! Check out James's #MyWritingProcess here:
Here is a little more about the hop: 

We writers share these things, but informally during workshops and at conferences (and, for a handful of established writers, in printed interviews), but not so much through our open-forum blogs. With the hashtag #MyWritingProcess, you can learn how writers all over the world answer the same four questions. How long it takes one to write a novel, why romance is a fitting genre for another, how one’s playlist grows as the draft grows, why one’s poems are often sparked by distress over news headlines or oddball facts learned on Facebook…

The Four Questions:

1) What am I working on?

The December People Series. I just finished a round of editing for book 2, so I'm taking a moment to decompress. However, soon I'll finish writing book 3.

2) How does my work differ from others of its genre?
My series is a fantasy, but magic is only part of the story. Unlike most fantasies, the series could exist without any magic at all, because the family drama is also a critical part of the plot. Of course, it would be way less fun without the magic!

3) Why do I write what I do?

I love writing in the sci-fi and fantasy genres because I spend all my time in the real world. I want to escape into something different! Something magical and unknown. However, I love the complexities of humans and relationships too, so my perfect story has magic and complex characters with real life issues.

4) How does my writing process work?

I write in spurts. 10,000-20,000 words over the course of a few days. Then, I won't write at all for a while. Once the words start flowing, it's hard to stop them. But, life doesn't stop so I can write! However, a lot of my "writing" is done away from the page. I "write" scenes in my head while driving in the car, jogging, taking a shower, etc. In that way, I "write" almost constantly. When I have a backlog of scenes in my head that need to get on paper, I sit down and write.

I have chosen three writers I would like to hear from:

Katie Hamstead - Katie is a friend and a prolific writer. I'd love to hear more how she juggles being a wife and mother with writing jillions of books!

J.P. Sloan - He likes craft beer and Cards Against Humanity, so he's awesome by default. I can't wait to get to know his writing better.

Nikola Vukoja - She recently published a chapbook, but is yet to be published in novel form. However, I'm currently beta reading her novel and am totally lost in her world. I look forward to more from Nik.

If they accept the challenge, they'll post their answers to the same four questions next Monday!

1 comment:

  1. I happy accept! & Sharon thanks for the kind words regarding my manuscript, you're wonderful :)