What am I working on?
I'm working right now on the sequel to a book I never promised there'd be a sequel for. Apparently for me, that means I'll have all sorts of ideas for sequels. On the other hand, if I promise a sequel, that very well may mean my mind will go blank on anything possibly resembling a second book.
I'm actually really enjoying writing it, and while it's short, I hope to develop it well enough to create something other people will enjoy reading as well.
How does my work differ from others in its genre?
My main genre is Christian fiction. Its difference? I try to write lots of banter between my characters - make them be real people. My characters are people who usually want to do right, but sometimes fail. I don't know if that's really different from others in my genre, but it is my own take on my writing.
Why do I write what I do?
I write because I needed an outlet. I needed to be able to let all this out, and when I first began, I realized I couldn't quit.
I write the things I do in order to try to bring glory to God. I've seen others say it, but I also believe writing is a talent from God, and He expects me to use it for Him. If I don't, I'm not really obeying him, or managing what He's given me responsibly.
By writing for His glory I give back to Him, in a small way, for all the things He's done for me. I can't ever pay Him back, and to try would be to insult Him - but I can give Him my all when He asks, and manage His talents in me as best as I can.
How does my writing process work?
My writing process is evolving. My first book was an idea with no outline, until I put it on paper. I just wrote until the story ended.
Since then, I've outlined, used 3x5 notecards, and plotted stories out extensively beforehand.
I've found I need just a little bit of white noise in the background for me to write. I've also found that I have a ton of things I need to do for my family each day, so I try to write at night after everyone else is in bed. Sometimes I'm able to get up early enough to also write a few paragraphs in the morning, though my best, most uncluttered time seems to be in the middle of the night.
Well, with those burning questions answered for you, I encourage you to read on to the next person in this lovely blog hop. I promise you that links to these lovely authors will be coming quite shortly.
Click here ---->Terri Bright<----
Click here too ---->Kelly Hagen<----