My wonderful CP Krystal Marquet tagged me in the My Writing Process blog tour. Check our her post here! Thanks Krystal because this was fun!
If you haven’t heard of #MyWritingProcess, it’s like a chain letter in which authors all answer the same four questions about their writing. A very fun creative way of learning everyone’s writing process!
Here we go!
1) What am I working on?
Gosh. I’m working on tons of projects right now. I’m still trying to finish my YA dystopian, it’s like taking forever! This project is about a family living in a world of heat and viruses. The second project is a YA contemporary about a girl with multiple personalities that help her solve the disappearance of her friends 9 years ago. I keep going back and forth between the two but I need to stop and just finish my dystopian.
2) How does my work differ from other genres?
Hmmm this is a good question! I think my work differs from others because I write about what I know..wait! Not that I have multiple personalities! I mean being a twin and having family from Alaska. I like to draw on that and my Eskimo heritage. I love how YA has so many genres and there are so many great authors!
3) Why do I write what I do?
I love to read! I devour books. From there I got a strong sense of wanting to create my own worlds and characters. I love reading all genres but YA just keeps me intrigued. I love the teen awkward stage and you can put that in space or dystopian or fantasy! Books are my escape and I want to be able to give an escape to readers too!
4) How does my writing process work?
I try to write everyday. But sometimes that can’t happen with a full-time job. So any available down time I have I try to write. When I do get to write I try to do more than 1000 words. I will either meet up with my critique group or sprint on twitter to push myself to write. I love to get away and sit at my local coffee shop or bookstore and just get the laptop out to write. At home I have so many distractions that getting out for a bit really helps. If I can’t get out I just sit in front of the TV and write. Sometimes music really helps. It gives me the inspiration to right like Imagine Dragons or right now I love Wild Feathers.
I don’t really have a way I plot my stories. They just come to me. I’ll write down a small synopsis and go from there. I just write. I never use an outline because it’s like my characters are speaking to me and telling me what direction to go. Ok…maybe I do have multiple personalities!
That’s my writing process! I hope you enjoyed it. For next week I’ve tagged my CP Riki Cleveland. Here’s a little bit about her!
Miss Riki lives in Arizona where she is busy writing Young Adult novels. She authors the blog Refreshingly Riki where no subject is off-limits and no book goes unloved. She spends her free time playing the flute with the Ahwatukee Foothills Concert Band, screaming at the umpire in a televised baseball game, and reading endless stacks of books and magazines. She has a degree in English Literature from Arizona State University, is the first-place recipient of the Arizona Authors Association Literary Contest and has been published on the virtual pages of MySportsArena.com and the actual print pages of the State Press.