Okay. Back to bizness...
I'm supposed to answer four questions, then tag more
1. What am I working on?
I was working on a dystopian, but, now that I've apparently branded myself as a western historical romance author, I'll have to stick to the genre for the next book or anger all the readers begging me for book two.
(Don't laugh. I was so focused on getting my story ready for publication, I didn't give much thought to how the choice of debut genre would brand me or what my fans would say. I didn't even think I'd have fans.)
Maybe I can spring the dystopian on them with book three. :P
2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I've mentioned this before; unlike most western historicals I've read, the hero in Come Back is (was - LOL) a virgin.
Since I'm completely indie, I write for ME. I take my audience into account—genre expectations and my CPs' and betas' opinions, too—but, because I'm not aiming to please a publisher or fit into some narrow market mold, I have the freedom to write what I want.
3. Why do I write what I do?
Because it's what I'm inspired to write, and because it's something I'd like to read.
4. How does my writing process work?
I usually start with a vague story idea, not a whole plot. Often it's a single plot point or a scene playing out so intensely that I can't help but write it down. If it keeps bugging me and if I think I could build a workable story around it, then it gets its own folder on my laptop.
After that, I add to it as new ideas for the story come to mind. I make a list of character names, too. When I'm ready to get serious about it, I sketch out a plot or at lease some thorough scene notes. From there, I keep writing and working on structure until the story becomes something I can polish and pass on to the critters.
Okay! Time to tag some folks. *grin*
Christina Cole @KCChristinaCole
Ashley Merrick @AshleycMerrick
Pamela Kelley @PamelaMKelley
Kristal Hollis @KristalHollis
Before I go, I'd like to give a shout-out to Natasha Hanova, who's posting an excerpt from my book. (Yes, she's really posting it this time.) Thank you, Natasha! :D
And Annalisa Crawford, who is revealing the cover of her new book, Our Beautiful Child. Congratulations, Annalisa!!!