Well, it’s my turn to take part in this amazing blog tour! So many talented authors are taking part in the My Writing Process Blog Tour and it’s such an honor to be a part of it. I was nominated by the amazing Dawn Chapman over at Kananudra’s Blog. I have been following her blog for quiet a while now, and I suggest you guys hop over there and take a look
What I am currently working on?
I am currently working on a few projects right now. The top priority is anything to do with my series The Night Touched Chronicles. I have the sequel to Celine, entitled Jeremy, as well as a collection of short stories regarding the main characters of the books. I also am working on a post-apocalyptic zombie novel that is currently untitled, along with a novel involving 3 sisters who find out they’re witches. You can get more information about all of my current projects in the Current Project section of my website
How does my work differ from others of it’s genre?
A lot of novels in my genre are about insanely beautiful high school kids who fall instantly in love with each other and vow to be together forever. My characters are adults (early to mid 20’s) and have things going for them in their lives. Now, I will admit that I have had one of my main couples have an instant attraction to each other, but that doesn’t mean that immortality implies together forever. I have an issue with cliched work, and I try to make my characters stand apart from the crowd in that regard.
Why do I write what I do?
I discovered Buffy the Vampire Slayer at a young age and I have been obsessed with it ever since. I loved Joss Whedon’s characters and how the vampires still seemed so human. The show was thought provoking and comical. The dialogue was never stiff and the character were all around awesome (even the bad ones.) I became obsessed with writing my own vampire story after that. Whedon’s vampires were so different than anything I had seen before, or since, and I just remember thinking ‘I want to do that.’
I write what I do to bring a different view point. I know that I have come into an already well developed genre, but I think that my work stands out because my vampires are so different than those in the main stream. They don’t sparkle, they aren’t vegetarian. While they drink from blood bags when they have to, they prefer fresh humans with no concern about hiding the bodies.
How does my writing process work?
In random bursts, to be honest. My writing process has been full of self doubt and me dragging my feet. I am concerned that my sequel won’t be as good as the first so I procrastinate a lot. When I am feeling confident, I sit down, work through it, and I make sure that it flows and doesn’t sound silly. It helps to have people in my life who encourage me, of course.
So there you have it!
I hope that this post gives a little more insight to me. I love doing posts like this!
I have 5 amazing ladies I’d like to nominate! Please go check them out on May 12th, and see what they have to say to these questions!
Tricia Drammeh– Tricia is a wife, a mother of four children, a coffee junkie, and the author of contemporary fiction and paranormal novels for Young Adult and New Adult readers. She has penned seven complete novels including The Fifth Circle, The Seance, and The Claiming Words Series. Tricia has lived in Ohio, Georgia, California, and Missouri, but now proudly calls New Hampshire home. When she isn’t writing, she can be found devouring books, chasing cats, or interview up-and-coming authors on Authors to Watch
Victoria Barrow– A Texas native, Victoria currently lives in California with her fiance and their two cats. She has a moderately unhealthy obsession with MMORPGS, and when she is not writing, spends a lot time shooting bad guys. Her bookshelf includes everything from Tolkien to home repair. She’s very fond of anything urban/paranormal fantasy, and has an entire shelf dedicated to zombies.
Shelina (A Writer Inspired)– Shelina runs an incredibly successful blog and also writes the entertaining series “The Interpreter Diaries.” She has traveled the world, is fiercely independent, and does anything and everything she can to keep not only her life inspired, but you as well.
Sophie E. Tallis– Located in the UK, Sophie spends her working hours as a full-time teacher, inspiring young minds for the past 14 years. Her first passion has always been writing and poetry, which she has done since a young age. She is also incredibly artistic and divides her time between writing, teaching and her artwork. She enjoyws travelling when she can and has a profound love of landscapes, particularly those of New Zealand and Dartmoor. She also enjoys stargazing, playing chess, watching films (especially sci-fi & fantasy) and buying yet more bookcases for her growing library! She is a self-proclaimed lover of wild places and the written word. She even admits to being a bit of a nerd, which is always awesome.
Joleene Naylor– Joleene Naylor grew up in southwest Iowa surrounded by soybeans, corn and very little entertainment – so she made her own. She has been writing and drawing since she was a small child, with a particular leaning towards fantasy, horror and paranormal. It is this love of all that goes bump in the night that lead her to write the paranormal fantasy series Amaranthine. Besides writing, she also creates amazing book covers, maintains a large selection of free stock photos, and illustrates a weekly web comic. In what free time she has, Joleene blogs, updates her website and hopes to win the lottery. Until she does, she and her husband live in Missouri with their dog, cats and turtles. However, until she actually starts buying tickets, she may never actually win anything.
I hope everyone checks out their blogs an their books! Thank you so much for reading!