Here's a bit about my writing.
What am I working on?
Three books. Yes, three. I know, for someone who works full time, this sounds insane. And, well, it is. I'm in the editing stage of a short romantic suspense, and hope to have it out by the end of April. No title yet, but it will be either Do You Believe in Magic or Crazy Thing Called Love (yes, I like song titles). I'm awaiting word on a longer novel, and I'm trying to sink into the characters and opening of another longer novel. And just to complicate things, I have a third longer novel playing in my mind. Bits and snatches of scenes and conversations. The longer novels are part of a series set in South America.
How does my work differ from others of its genre?
There is a lot of romance in my romantic suspense. I like tough heroes who find it impossible to resist an ordinary woman caught up in an extraordinary circumstance. The circumstance generally involves an adventure--that shot of "what's going to happen next?" There's a challenge, adventure, danger, and a long standing fear complicating things. But no matter what, there has to be a way for my characters to find their happily ever after.
Why do I write what I do?
I wish I knew! I think it's just how I write. I wish I could write a historical romance, preferably a western, since I think I might be able to pull it off. An new adventure in writing, if you will. I really wish I could write a lush, romantic regency historical.
How does your writing process work?
In painful bits and pieces. I don't plot, I roll through an adventure in writing. That first draft is the key. But the first draft takes a gazillion first few chapter edits. If I'm stuck, I revert to dialogue. No tags (maybe I'm a Hemingway wannabe), just the flow of the exchange. I'm often surprised by what my characters say to one another when I'm just writing dialogue.
Next week, on March 10, I hope you'll visit two excellent writers who happen to also be absolutely lovely people. Eve Devon and Donna Cummings are on my "must buy" list of authors. Please do visit their websites and check out their books. Info and links below.
Hi, I'm Eve Devon and I love my job because every day I get to write about sexy heroes, sassy heroines and happy ever afters. I live in leafy Surrey in the UK where I write Romantic Suspense for Entangled Publishing and Contemporary Romance for HarperCollins HarperImpulse. I guess you could say I'm a book-devouring, slightly melodramatic, romance-writing sassy heroine with my very own sexy hero hubby!
I have worked as an attorney, winery tasting room manager, and retail business owner, but nothing beats the thrill of writing humorously-ever-after romances. I reside in New England, although I fantasize about spending the rest of my days in a tropical locale, wearing flip flops year-round, or in Regency London, scandalizing the ton.
I can usually be found on Twitter talking about writing and coffee, and on Facebook, talking about coffee and writing.