I’d like to thank Melanie Toye for tagging me on this blog hop. I have had the privilege of featuring her on my author and book promotion site, Chick Lit Goddess. Not only is she an author, she’s a freelance writer, too.
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On this blog hop, each author tagged will answer the following questions about their writing process, and then will tag thee more people, and so on. It sounds easy enough, right?
Here are the questions to be answered:
- What are you working on? I’m working on another draft of “Cards From Khloe’s Flower Shop,” along with editing it, too. It’s a very different story from “The Right Design.” This time I’m using Scrivener, not Word, which is quite fun to learn. I’m really hoping that it’ll be published later this year, but if not, then it’ll be early of 2015!
- What have you worked on recently? Along with working on “Cards From Khloe’s Flower Shop,” I’ve recently worked on writing a short erotica. It’s quite an adventure to write something like this, but I’m really enjoying it. I don’t know if I’ll publish it, but if I do, I’ll be sure to share the news.
- Why do you write what you do? I’ve loved romance books since I was young. I went from loving Danielle Steel (her book “Rouge” is my favorite), to falling madly in love with Emily Giffin. After reading “Something Borrowed,” it really hit home with me, and I knew I’d finally found my genre. And yes, chick lit is not dead!
- How does your writing process work? I wish I could say that I have a real writing process, but I don’t. When I’m writing, I most often let my characters dictate what they’ll say, what they’ll do, and how fast I write. The one thing that is constant during my process is that I use a kitchen timer. I know I have a timer on my iPhone, but using the other timer makes it easier to have less distractions. I set it for 35 minutes, take a break for 5 to 10, then get back at it. There will be days when I have only two 35 minute sessions, and sometimes I’ll have four of them. Like I mentioned, it’s all about what my characters want.
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Authors I’m tagging:
- Elke Feuer: I “met” Elke when we were in an online romance writing class at Gotham Writers’ Workshop. She’s been a huge supporter of mine from the very beginning, and she’s someone who inspires me, too! She writes romantic suspenses and thrillers that will keep you on the edge of your seat. I read her first book, “For the Love of Jazz,” and still have yet to read “Deadly Bloodlines,” but am hoping to get to it this summer. She’s also has a short story in the anthology, “A Kind of Mad Courage.” She’s currently working on editing another book, which already has me highly anticipating her its release. Click HERE to check out Elke’s website!
- Hilary Grossman: I got to know Hilary after I took part in her Chick Lit Plus Blog tour. She’d emailed me asking if I’d like to read and review her book, “Dangled Carat.” After reading it, it was easy to find that we have a lot of similarities in our life, particularly where our husbands are concerned, (ha, ha, ha). She’s such a wonderful woman and I hope she keeps writing, because she’s a very talented author. Click HERE to see Hilary’s website!
- Martha Reynolds: Martha and I have been friends for a few years. While we’ve never met, I’m honored to call her a friend. After having her beta read “The Right Design,” I learned that she has a cry keen eye. Martha is the type of author who will leave you wanting more, and can crank out books like a machine. Her titles are “Chocolate for Breakfast,” “Chocolate Fondue,” “Bittersweet Chocolate,” “Bits of Broken Glass,” and her latest release, “Best Seller.” Click HERE to see Martha’s website!