My Writing Process: Blog Tour

I would like to thank my dear friend and fellow writer, Kate Traci, for including me in this blog tour. Kate is currently working on two amazing projects. Check out her blog tour post to find out more about them. She also helps authors and businesses build their online presence with her company, KateTweets.

What am I working on?

I’m pushing to finish my first fantasy novel for middle grade readers, 10-14 years old. I haven’t settled on a title yet, but am calling it Eva’s Dreams until the right one comes to me. Imaging your dreams have become real and you don’t know why or how to make them normal again. Now imagine someone in your dreams wants you dead and you’ll have the overall gist.

How does my work differ from others in the genre?

Although there is a supernatural aspect to Eva’s Dreams, it does not deal with witches or wizards, dragons, or fairies, like so many in this genre do. I also bring in some Tae Kwon Do to the fighting scenes.

Why do I write what I do?

I want to write what I enjoy and I love fantasy. It also happens to be what bombards my brain while I do mundane things that don’t require much brain power. I write for middle grade readers because they can handle complexity, but there isn’t as much going on as in YA or adult books.

How does my writing process work?

To be honest, I’m still trying to figure it out. I do know that I’m an outliner. Without an outline to refer back to, the story goes nowhere. I would love to say that I write everyday and follow the ‘butt in chair’ rule faithfully, but I don’t. Right now, I seem to write like a crazy person for a week or two at a time, while neglecting other things that need to be done and then take a break, even though I say I won’t. This usually happens when there’s a deadline I’m trying to meet. Note the keyword, trying. So far, me and writing deadlines don’t mix to well. I’m working on that. Life just takes over sometimes. I also find that if something isn’t working, I need to think it over and give myself time to figure it out before I can move forward. Basically, it’s a slow process for me. Eva’s Dreams started in 2011, but the idea that started it came to me years before.


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