Monday, April 28, 2014

My Writing Process Blog Tour!

So today I'm participating in this fun little blog tour I've seen floating around the blogosphere lately.  And yes, I realize someone is supposed to tag you to participate in these blog tours, but since no one tagged me and this seemed like a fun thing to do anyway, I just decided to be a rebel and tag myself! :) Anyway, the idea behind this blog tour is simple: Writers answer questions about their writing process on their blog and then tag more writers to answer the same questions! Fun, right? :)

So without further ado, here are my answers: 

1. What am I working on?

Currently I'm this close to finishing up the first draft of a YA Fantasy/Paranormal about about modern day witch hunts, zombies, forbidden love, and, of course, kissing! :) (take a peek at this story's Pinterest board if your interested!) Once that's done then I plan to get to work on a YA Horror project that I'm still in the process of brainstorming.

2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?

Hmmm...Tough question! Well, I like to write in a few different genres, mostly YA Paranormal, YA Horror and YA Fairytale Retellings.  And I guess how my work differs from others in its genre is that I like to try different things within the genre or I like the challenge of trying to combine multiple genres into one story and then just sitting back and seeing what happens! 

3. Why do I write what I do?

I think I write what I do because with each project I work on I always try to follow the advice of "write what you want to read" which for me is anything outside of the ordinary, usually with a dash of creepy (the creepier the better in my opinion!) paranormal, suspense, adventure, and romance!

4. How does your writing process work?

My writing process seems to change with every story, but usually when I get an idea (sometimes it starts with a character/situation/setting/random first line etc.) that I think might make a good story, I spend a lot time just bouncing it around in my head, just mentally brainstorming, trying to figure out characters, plot points, scenes, mood, etc. then while the brainstorming continues I usually create a new Pinterest board to start collecting visual inspiration for the story and then I start writing down all the mental brainstorming notes I've taken and hopefully writing all this down will result in a rough outline of events so I can finally get busy writing! (Whew! Seeing my writing process all written down down like that makes even me tired!)

So, there you have it, my writing process in a nutshell! I've decided to tag none other than my partner-in-crime, Aaron to continue on with this lovely blog hop!

Hope you enjoyed! :)

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