What Am I Working On?
I am working on a paranormal fiction called Haunted. It’s about a vampire (is that a collective groan I hear? LOL) who has become disillusioned with what he is and the things he’s done because of it.
How Does My Work Differ From Others of Its Genre?
While there’s a strong romantic element that drives the story, that is not the main focus. It’s a bit darker, a vampire having a sort of existential crisis, if you will.
Why Do I Write What I Write?
This is hard to answer because I have all sorts of stories across different genres. I suppose the simple answer is that I really just like making up stories. They play such a huge part in our lives and we read different kinds of books based on the different moods we may be in at the time. I like to have that diversity and it reflects in my writing–stories that make you laugh, cry, fall in love, or just simply forget about the world around you for a moment.
How Does Your Writing Process Work?
I try to jot down ideas as I have them. The ones that I feel strongly about tend to start developing in my head and I build on that. I get on my computer to write the synopsis, or whatever scenes that have formed, work on a general outline. Depending how long it’s been in my head and how developed the story has become, the outline could be more detailed by then. Once I start writing, I tend to go linear although I’d write a few scenes in advance sometimes.
And now for my tags!
Elsie Elmore – Author of The Undead: Playing for Keeps (due fall 2014)
Cathrina Constantine – Author of Wickedly They Come and Tallas
Elizabeth Hein – Author of Overlook and How To Climb The Eiffel Tower (due fall 2014)
Nana Prah – Author of Love Through Time and Midwife to Destiny