Today is Blog Tour Day!
This tour is where writers and authors answer questions about their writing process.
My friend Juliette Cross posted hers last week. She’s writing a full length novel set in her fantastical Morgon world.
You can check out her writing process here: http://juliettecross.weebly.com/blog.html
She’s kind of awesome.
JULIETTE is a southern writer with a love of sensual settings, snarky heroines, and dangerous men. Her NA urban fantasy romance debut begins with the Nightwing Novellas. SOULFIRE jump-starts this series as a loose retelling of Romeo and Juliet, except with a happily-ever-after, half-dragon men, and steamy sex. Publishing details are coming soon! If you’d like to find out more, you can follow Juliette here:
Okay, ya’ll, let’s talk about this writing gig…
What am I working on?
Hmm, many things, my precious. Last November, I finished a modern gothic romance and was lucky enough to get super amazing agent Brittany Booker to represent that work! Woot! Currently, I am working on my first young adult contemporary based on a fairy tale retelling. I also have an idea for another southern gothic, a dystopian, and … yeah. You can see the problem …
How does my work differ from others of its genre?
Good question. It’s hard to be objective about your own work. First off, I’ll tell you that I’m mad as a hatter, so my special brand of insanity tends to bleed into my stories, but really, I like to take traditional or classic ideas and twist them into something completely new.
Why do I write what I do?
I loved fairly tales as a child and my parents read everything to me, including poetry and classics. I don’t think I ever grew out of a love for the fantastic. Also, I am an incurable romantic, so young adult is a perfect fit for me. I love the idea of birth, and beginnings, and seeing things with fresh eyes. Since teens are experiencing everything for the first time, I relive those exciting moments over and over with every new hero and heroine I meet. Reading their stories is a welcome escape that keeps me dreaming and daring to hope.
How does your writing process work?
Funny you ask. I’m in flux. I used to be a total pantser, planning nothing. Now, I have started making rough outlines that I find help avoid those pesky plot holes later.
Monday through Friday, I write on and off throughout the day as I have time. Creativity comes in waves (I loathe the four am wave) so some days I write more than others. I have attention deficit disorder and dyslexia which means I take a lot of unplanned breaks. Ha! Weekends I spend with my family.
The creative portion of my work takes me anywhere from four to six months, (closer to six) and I tend to edit as I go. Actually, every three or four chapters, I go back and read through for continuity, pace and flow. I swear I’ve almost memorized my dang novel by the time I’m done. Then the suckers go off to a lovely band of betas worth their weight in gold. (I would buy them all new cars if I could afford it) They shred the work, send it back, and I edit some more.
Not too scientific, but there you have it. 🙂
Thanks for stopping by and reading my post!!
You can check out the writing process of my amazing writerly type friend: Iris St. Clair www.irisstclair.com , Monday, March 17th! She’s got a new book coming out soon that is completely amazing!
… And …
Here’s something huge I want to share with you:
Happy Book Birthday!!
Release Date: March 11, 2014
Publisher: Entangled Publishing – Embrace Imprint
Genre: New Adult, PNR, Sci-Fi, Humor
Whoo hoo! Jocelyn has outdone herself with this one! Here’s the blurb …
Addison Beckett tries hard to pretend she’s normal, but she’s far from it. Since she was six years old, she’s seen the world around her unraveling, as if someone is pulling a thread from a sweater and it’s all slowly coming undone. When she ignores it, it goes away, so that’s what she does.
Enter her arrogant-but-hot professor Asher Green. He knows all about her special brand of crazy. In fact, he might be just as nuts as she is. Asher insists that the dead from a parallel dimension are trying to possess the living in this one. And since Addison seems to be the only one who can see these “wraiths,” she just might be the key to saving the world.
Addison wants nothing to do with Asher or his secret society, The Mortal Machine. But as their animosity grows, she finds it harder and harder to ignore the chemistry between them. And when she discovers that Machine laws forbid her from touching him, she realizes that’s all she wants to do.
Stop the wraiths. Break the rules. Save the world. All in a day’s work.
Normal was overrated, anyway.
This book is so awesome, people. Do yourself a favor: buy it and read it. Seriously. Like right now. 🙂