A Writing Process Blog Tour

TheJonesesBookCoverWelcome to a blog tour where writers and authors answer questions about their writing process. My friend and talented author, Michelle Monkou, posted hers last week, where she gives you the insider information on her process and new book-Into the Pride — and she tagged me to join the tour. Thanks, Michelle! 

My latest book, The Joneses, is available in stores and online everywhere, such as,  AmazonBarnes & Noble, etc. If you liked Delilah, you will definitely love The Joneses.

What am I working on?
I’m working on several things. I’m converting one of my books, His Invisible Wife, into a screenplay. I have a new romance book that I’m working on that is part of my Romance in Hollywood series. The Romance in Hollywood series shows women who work in different fields of the entertainment field.  It’s not all about glitz and glamour, as readers know from reading other books in the series like Hollywood Deception, Double Platinum,  and Roses are thorns (The Bad Twin).  I’m also working on The Joneses 2.

Speaking of my Romance in Hollywood series, you can check out three of the books in one bundle. They are currently available on Kindle. Click here to learn more and purchase: http://www.amazon.com/Romance-Hollywood-Boxed-Book-Bundle-ebook/dp/B00F2P9YZA/ref=sr_1_7?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1393861642&sr=1-7

How does my work differ from others of its genre?

I think what makes my work different is that regardless of the genre I’m writing in, I’m able to write a story with a twist. Even when you think you know what the story is going to be about, I usually throw a curve ball in there and will have readers saying, “Oh no she didn’t.” :)

I’ll take an unusual situation or what seems to be unreal for most and expand upon it.  I’m also know for my short chapters. I didn’t set out to write short chapters as compared to others but it’s become my signature style.

Why do I write what I do?

I write the type of books I like to read. I’m an avid reader and read in multiple genres so I write in multiple genres. Since I write in multple genres, I never get bored with writing.

How does your writing process work?

An idea for a story comes to me in various ways. Once I decide to write the story, I get to know my main characters and work through the plot in my head. Once I’ve done all of that,  I’ll write down notes for myself so when I get ready to write the story I’ll use those notes to jump start my creativity and write the story. I usually only work on writing one story at a time.  I can write a first draft in a month’s time and then that’s when the real fun begins…the editing process. Determining what to keep or throw out or what to change. I love my writing life!

And now it’s my turn to tag some people! I’ve chosen two of my colleagues. Check them out next Monday to find out their secrets to success….
Peggy Eldridge Love is a poet and author. She also writes under the name of Tess Allen. Be sure to check out her website: http://www.peggyeldridgelove.com and learn more about her work such as her new poetry book, USHER IN THE SUN, POETRY AFTER SUICIDE or anthology, “The Trilogy: A Diary, A Thief & A Secret!”
Kandie Delley is an author and filmmaker. She’s the author of the Texas Treasures Romance Series, which includes the books:  “Countdown to a kiss” and “Rescuing Mr. Wright” To learn more about these books, go to: http://www.kandiedelley.com.

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