My Writing Process

This post is actually a part of a blog hop. I’ve been tagged by the lovely Anne Lange and I’ve tagged three authors to follow my post in the hop. There are more authors to visit at Anne’s post and you can continue hopping from there or here. So, what is this hop about? It’s about authors offering others a glimpse into their work, their work schedules, and perhaps their innermost thoughts.  I’m having so much fun with this. I hope you hop and have fun too.

Friends with Benefits CoverBefore I get to the questions, I have to make sure you know about Anne. I fell for her writing style in one snippet. That’s all it took. She pulled me right in and each snippet and book since have left me hooked. You must check her out and of course her Writing Process post which can be found here. You can also click on her pretty covers to see that book page at her site.

Now for the questions …

Q. What am I working on?

A. I’m polishing the 2nd book in my Love Projects series. I hope to hit send very soon. Then I’ll be going back to a little novelette that’s almost finished. I hope to hit send on that soon as well. After that I’ll be working on finishing the first in a new series of novelettes about a fine group of criminals and the women that capture their hearts. Aw. Then I’ll head back to the Love Projects series. I’m only a few chapters into writing the 3rd book in that series. Lots to do and I can’t wait for all of it. Love my characters.

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

A. I love romance and that will always be up front and center in my books. I also enjoy adding a bit of kink to my stories and the D/s relationship hits the spot for me. So far, all of my stories have been about strong career driven women who find their one and only in the middle of their work day. They love their jobs and they’re passionate about their men. Yes, my leading ladies are lucky, but I make them work for each of their happy endings.

Q. Why do I write what I do?

A. I write what I like to read. It’s that simple. I love hot romances. I love finding broken hearts and gluing them back together. It’s what I do and I love it.

Q. How does your writing process work?

A. I work on my WIPs every minute I get in-between taking care of my family, my home, my volunteer responsibilities, and the evil day job. Some days it’s hours and others it’s just a few minutes. My schedule varies and when an opening pops up, I have to advantage.

Once the first draft is done, a long series of read throughs begin. The first couple of passes I edit for story arch and then character arch. I usually add several thousand words during these read throughs. The last couple of passes are for sentence structure and anything else I find that I can tighten. Once my betas offer their feedback, it’s back to the read throughs until the manuscripts shines and then I hit send.

I’m mostly a plotter, but I pantsy my way through each book. Until I’m done with that last read through, you never know what I might change.

Q. Who will we meet next?

A. I’m passing the question baton to three fellow Evernight authors.

Iyana Jenna author of This Isn’t GoodbyeAn Omega’s Fate and many others will share her post on March 4th.

Nicola Cameron author of TricksterGrading the Curve posted her writing process on February 25th and it can be seen here.

Nikka Michaels author of Christmas with CadenChasing Matt and many coming soon shared her post on February 27th and it can be seen here.

I hope you enjoyed the walk through My Writing Process. 🙂

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