What I’m Working On ~ Blog Hop
I’ve been called on upon by my friend, Alex Nader, author of the awesome adult urban fantasy novel, Beasts of Burdin, to do this blog hop in which I answer some questions about what I’m working on right now. Here goes:
4. What am I working on?
Currently, I’m writing the last book in the Fire Born Novels Trilogy, TRUE, the first of which TIED was released in 2013, and the second, TORN, will be released on September 8th. Writing the last book in a series is definitely a challenge. There are so many threads to remember and string together … likely why it’s taking forever. 😉 Love the Fire Born story, and I’m both excited and sad to send it coming to an end.
I also have two other YA series’ that I’m in various stages on.
3. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I don’t follow trends with my writing, and I believe that no two writers are ever the same, no two voices, ideas, or imaginations. I write from my heart about what drives me, excites me, makes me mad, confuses me … and since my experiences are my own, so is my style. I think all writers are unique.
2. Why do I write what I do?
Because I love it. I write novels about young adults because that’s the voice that comes out. It’s also the genre that I prefer to read. I write urban fantasy because I’m fascinated by the idea of other worlds, other walks of life, powers … awesome. And of course, there’s nothing better than combining all of those elements with a little bit of romance. 😉
1. How does your writing process work?
I’m a pantser, which means I write by the seat of my pants. I get an idea and I go. This method, of course, gets me into dead ends and corners that are a pain to get out of, but I really do love that. I outline very loosely. Basically, I get an idea in my head for a story (always a series because I want to submerge myself for more than one book), and I see it like I would see a movie reel, in full action color. After that, I write some notes, let it meld a bit, and go for it.
Okay, so now I am supposed to pass the torch.
Here’s to fellow YA author, Julie Reece, whose novel CRUX is amazing . Julie also has a new series titled, The Artisans that releases in 2015!