I was tagged by the awesomely amazing Ruth Nestvold in the Writing Process Blog Hop! I’m also participating in Rainbow Gold Reviews Easter Egg Hunt! If you would like to participate and win an amazing package, check it out over here. What this means, however, is that there is a secret word or phrase hidden among this post dealing with the theme for the day…you get to find it.
So here we go.
1) What am I working on?
Right now I’m suiting up Ashes Fall, making the novel as fancy and professionally looking as possible. This book is the third and final in my James Matthews Series which is about firefighters. It releases September 1, 2014, and I can’t wait for you all to read it! I’m also semi-working on a short story that’s F/F and apparently has spanking in it (will know more when I write it). I also have two novels in progress which I will be finishing up shorting.
A new urban fantasy novel with crazy creatures and a crazier woman. I have it tentatively named Quarter Life: Unbound. I plan for this novel to be the beginning of a serial. I’m also working on the second book to my new Spirit of Grace series. The first book will be released on June 1, 2014. The second book continues with the story of Grace and Amya; it’s titled Fallen from Grace.
2) How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I write in multiple genres, so I’m going to take a stab at this with the “common” genre. I write lesbian fiction. What I think is mostly different about my pieces is that they do not focus on the romance between the MC and her love interest. Most lesbian fiction pieces focus only on this, and there is an expectation that this will happen. I also don’t write happily ever after pieces either; they’re usually happy for now pieces. I write to have realism seeping through the veins of my pieces, and for me, that simply does not happen in a romance focused piece.
3) Why do I write what I do?
I write lesbian fiction because I think it fits my characters and the stories in my head. I do have stories and plots and characters that would fit other genres, but at this point, I’ve yet to write them down. That’s not to say I won’t write them.
I tend to write realism because that’s the way I see the world. So when I write a cop or firefighter novel I like those aspects to be as real as possible. The urban fantasy part allows creativity and imagination that I never would have expected. I write what interests me, and I think that’s true for most authors.
4) How does my writing process work?
Like a madman running on the top of the train solely for the fun of it and then jumps off. I write quickly and in massive quantity. It’s called NaNo-style. This means that it may take me two weeks to write a novel, but it’ll take me months and months to edit it.
I have three people who will be writing next week! Click the links and check out their blogs. It’ll be a fun read!