It's a pleasure to be invited to participate in the my writing process blog tour. Like most authors I love to talk about how I write...and what I'm currently working on. But first, I'd like to thank author Patricia Gligor for inviting me to take part in the blog hop.
Patricia is a Cincinnati native. She enjoys reading mystery/suspense novels, touring and photographing old houses and traveling. She has worked as an administrative assistant, the sole proprietor of a resume writing service and the manager of a sporting goods department but her passion has always been writing fiction.
Mixed Messages, Unfinished Business and Desperate Deeds, the first three novels in her Malone Mystery series, are available at Amazon.com, postmortem-press.com and Barnes and Noble. You can visit her online at http://pat-writersforum.blogspot.com/. Check out Patricia's post as a guest blogger HERE.
MY WRITING PROCESS:
(1) What am I working on?
PROTECTING HOPE, book two of the Piedmont Island romantic suspense series, has been in the works and re-written on at least three different occasions, making even me wonder if Jeremy and Hope's story would ever see the light of day. However, this latest (fourth or is it the fifth?) rendition feels true to the main characters, and more importantly feels right to me as well. This winning combination suggests it's only a matter of time before I reach 'the end'. (Look for PROTECTING HOPE to be released later this year.)
(2) How does my work differ from others in the genre?
I write stories that chill the spine, warm the heart, and soothe the soul. I believe a great story can be told without the inclusion of sex scenes, gratuitous violence and/or offensive language. I work hard to pen fast-paced stories that can be read and enjoyed by almost everyone of any age. My books could be described as clean, flinch-free, and/or sweet, but most readers care little for semantics. They just want to keep turning the pages to find out what happens next.
(3) Why do I write what I write?
I'm a romantic at heart, but absolutely love a murder mystery to solve along the way when I read which is why I'm drawn to writing romantic suspense stories. They're a perfect fit for my temperment.
(4) How does my writing process work?
If only I knew! Seriously, I have no idea how it happens, only that it does. I'm a pantser which means I never know from one sentence to the next what will happen next. I tend to write one scene per day (about 1000 words). At the end of the day I sit back and let my muse mull the story around in her head. The next day when I begin writing I'm always impressed and amazed at what she's come up with. It's really quite a magical process. :)
Up next week on the #mywritingprocess blog tour are two talented and gifted authors, and I'm blessed to have these wonderful, supportive online friends. Please visit them online. You'll be SO glad you did.
Jean Henry Mead is an award-winning novelist and national award-winning photojournalist. She has 20 published books to her credit and her magazine articles have been published domestically as well as abroad. The former news reporter also served as a news, magazine and small press editor and established the Western Writers Hall of Fame, now located in the large, impressive Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming.
Visit her online at http://www.jeanhenrymead.com
Shelly Frome is a member of the Mystery Writers of America, a professor of dramatic arts emeritus at University of Connecticut, a former professional actor and a writer of mysteries and books on theater and film. His articles on playwriting appear regularly in Southern Writers Magazine.
His fiction includes the Lilac Moon, Sun Dance for Andy Horn, The Twinning Murders and Twilight of the Drifter. Among his works of non-fiction are the acclaimed The Actors Studio and texts on the art and craft of screenwriting and writing for the stage. Tinseltown Riff, his latest novel, is both a social commentary and a Hollywood crime caper. He lives in Black Mountain, NC.
Visit him online at http://www.shellyfrome.com/blog.