Monday, May 26, 2014

Blog Hop.




Hey everyone. So I was asked to do a post for this blog hop called, My Writing Process. I was tagged by Sarah Chafin. It seems a good way for me to jump back into blogging. 

These past few weeks have been so crazy I have not been able to get around to see you all. So starting this week I want to do two post a week on Monday and Friday so I can manage this blog thing a bit better.

Okay on with the hop.


Question 1: What am I working on?

Currently I am working on the third book in the Light Bringer Saga. It is a book that has come with some struggles. I am trying to juggle wrapping up story arcs that have spanned the previous books, while at the same time making a compelling individual story. It is still fun finally getting to reveal so many answers.

Question 2: How does my work differ from others of its genre?

It is an interesting question to ponder. I know one thing I have heard from readers is the my MC Sophia doesn't seem to fall into the same patterns many female leads tend to in YA. In less words, Sophia is not annoying and she is likable. Past that, this story is pretty personal. There is a lot of me in the MC especially and experiences I bring to the book. Combine that with a strange underworld of dark creatures and element wielding guardians regular people can't seem to remember and you have my own original work. 

Question 3: Why do I write what I do? 

I write to say something. Not so much some political or social message, but as with most writers I have questions about life. Writing is where I work through those questions. Personally if I can do that and have a guy throw a fire ball or two then I am a happy person. Fantasy is where my heart is because you can write any type of story and still have that fantastic spin on it.

Question 4: How does your writing process work?

Roughly? LOL. No, I am not sure I have a solid process. I like to free write. It feels more alive than hard outlining. Still I do most of my "writing" in my head before I ever lay it down in a document. I like to shape a story. Usually I know the ending I am barreling toward. Past that I enjoy revisions. My own, then the input I get from my CP, my editor and my beta readers. They truly help me take a good book and make it great.

I am also supposed to tag some people, but most of the people I would tag have already been tagged in this. So I will put it to you to keep the hop going. If you having something you wish to share go ahead and post this.


Anyway, this was a fun blog hop. It feels good to be officially back and blogging. Can't wait to get back to reading all of the amazing blogs out there. As always have fun and keep writing. 




19 comments:

  1. I think it's unique that you're following a female main character. Men tend to write as male characters.
    I always know the ending as well, but I have to outline. I'd be a mess if I didn't.

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    1. Yeah it was weird for me, but I grew up with a single mom and all sisters so it wasn't too hard.

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  2. I agree with Alex about it being very interesting that you chose a female for your MC. Good interesting. Not bad interesting. I still have your first book in my kindle. I NEED to read it already!!!

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    1. Hey if you do read it make sure you update as it has been edited recently. I really enjoyed writing Sophia. women are people too, lol.

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  3. I love reading about other writer's process. I'm with you and not outlining. I write organically. I think it's harder in some ways, but I can't imagine doing it any other way.

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  4. I have a TBR list as long as both arms, but I really should try your stories. They sound fun and I usually enjoy YA books anyway.

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    1. Oh I understand my TBR list is overflowing.

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  5. Well, I cannot wait for Light Bringer! And "roughly" sounds about right for me, too lol

    See you on Friday for your next post. :)

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  6. Sophia seems to be a "normal" teenager--confused by what she's going through and eager to do the right thing.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. I am glad I could make her seem authentic.

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  7. I actually just wrote an outline for a (probably) novelette with a female protagonist and I'm in the process of writing another novelette with a female protagonist. In fact, the novelette-in-progress is my first, so it's odd that both it and my next one will feature a female protagonist...

    I'm probably somewhat odd as a writer in that my goal is to entertain and to make readers feel different emotions because of my stories. I don't have to "say" anything purposefully to feel that I've accomplished what I'd like to accomplish. I'd (usually, although not always) prefer to make a reader cry, or laugh, or sing rather than feel that my story has unlocked some hidden chapter in the book that is the human condition. That being said, sometimes in order to create that emotion you need to make some sort of statement about something, without the weighty purpose of intentional "theme."

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    1. It is actually nice. I mean there are differences but ultimately we are all people pursuing our own goals.

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  8. The writing process questions is tricky, but I love the way you shape it in your head first. Glad to hear another one is on the way :)

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    1. Yeah it is coming slowly but surely.

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  9. Always interesting to see how other writers do it. :)

    By the way, did you have a chance to see my Superman post last week?

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    1. No I will have to go check it out for sure.

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    2. Hope you like it.

      Hope everything's going well for you, btw.

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