I was tagged by J. Davidson to attempt to explain my writing process to you. Please check out his blog post as well at: aboyandhisdreams.com
Let’s get right to the questions.
- What are you working on right now?
A magician never tells her secrets. But I can say, I have two projects going on. I am focusing on the YA one. And you won’t believe I met a girl who is going through what my MC is going through, and I’m going to be her wedding photographer. That just blows my mind. You don’t even know. I told her about the story and she was so excited.
- How does my work differ from others in the genre?
I don’t do surface level stuff. I want to dig deep into the emotional lives of my characters. I worry maybe they come across too raw at times. I remind myself to be fearless every time I write.
- Why do I write?
Writing is my passion and I can’t allow that to ever be taken away from me again. I write the stories inside that claw their way out. I also write for the people who will love my stories, not the ones who won’t get it. Reading is a form of entertainment. And I write to entertain not only myself, but the reader. My goal is to hook the reader and take them on a journey that will keep them wanting more. I go with my convictions and write what I, as a reader, would want to read.
- How does my writing process work?
I grew up on movies of all kinds, and film influences my storytelling as much as books. My stories start with an idea or a scene I visualize in my head. I know the beginning and ending of the story and my writing process takes me on the journey. I constantly work on the plot of the story in my head before I sit down to write. I only know so far ahead at times, but things really get moving when the characters take over.
I don’t believe in writer’s block. Gasps. If I’m stuck, it’s because I don’t know my characters well enough or I haven’t broke the story. So, I’ll stop writing and do more thinking until it clicks. If that doesn’t work, I’ll print out what I’ve written and start reading and editing from the beginning. This helps me bond with my characters, and my writing will start moving forward again. I could probably edit my book once it’s finished and in print. I have no problem editing, because I’m a perfectionist. If it doesn’t work I’ll do what is needed.
I’ve tagged Paige Randall read about her process by clicking here.
I also invited Susan Kicklighter to join the blog hop. Click here to read about her writing process.