Tuesday, June 10, 2014

My Writing Process blog hop!

I was tagged by two lovely authors, Katie Mettner and Uvi Poznansky for the Writing Process blog tour. Thank you, ladies!

I had three questions posed to me about writing. Grab a cup of coffee, or beverage of choice, and I'll try to answer them without putting you to sleep (the caffeine in the coffee will help *grins*)

Here goes...

What am I working on?

Easy answer. A lot of you are familiar with my Texas Boys Falling Fast series. Married to Maggie (Book 1: Tysen's story) is out and so is Keeping Kylee (Book 2: Quinn's story). So onward to Taming Tori (Book 3: Jake's story). I'm not too deep into Jake and Tori's story, but I'm plugging away. Every day their personalities grab me and a little more is revealed. Upfront: Jake is quietly sexy and an all-around nice guy. Tori is boisterous and beautiful, but she is a pain in everyone's neck. By the time their story is finished, Jake will deserve a medal. 

How does my work differ from others?

Spontaneous answer -- my writing voice. I think that's a biggie that separates one author from the other. Our personalities come through our characters without us making a special effort for that to happen. Since we're all unique, those writing voices couldn't be more different.

The not-so-spontaneous answer -- my view on love, romance, and life in general, sets my work apart from others. How I feel about those important elements makes all the difference in how my characters think, react, and handle the conflicts I throw at them.

Why do I write what I write?

Corny answer -- Contemporary romance chose me, instead of the other way around.

Still-corny-but-better answer -- I believe in true love and happily-ever-afters. I've made up love stories in my head for as long as I can remember. Every story that I've either thought about or wrote about has the couple immersed in conflict. They have to work to get the ultimate prize: love. 

I like to read all genres, but writing contemporary romance is a good fit for me because I can take bits and pieces of the things stored in my head and make a story.

Thank you for popping in to read about my writing! I'm always happy to share what I love. 

Here's a little bit about the 2 gals who tagged me. They both are incredible authors. 

Katie Mettner grew up in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and moved to the Northwoods where she now resides with her husband and three children. Katie writes spicy Christian romance and is the author of The Sugar series and The Northern Lights series. Her stories are a reflection of her love for family, intricately woven with life experience. When the gales of November blow early you can find her at the computer with a cup of joe working on her next adventure.

Check out her Amazon page: http://www.amazon.com/Katie-Mettner/e/B006Z7STX2/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1

Uvi Poznansky is a California-based author, poet and artist.
She earned her B. A. in Architecture and Town Planning from the Technion in Haifa, Israel. During her studies and in the years immediately following her graduation, she practiced with an innovative Architectural firm, taking a major part in the large-scale project, 'Home for the Soldier'; a controversial design that sparked fierce public debate.

At the age of 25 Uvi moved to Troy, N.Y. with her husband and two children. Before long, she received a Fellowship grant and a Teaching Assistantship from the Architecture department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where she guided teams in a variety of design projects; and where she earned her M.A. in Architecture. Then, taking a sharp turn in her education, she earned her M.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Michigan.

During the years she spent in advancing her career--first as an architect, and later as a software engineer, software team leader, software manager and a software consultant (with an emphasis on user interface for medical instruments devices)--she wrote and painted constantly, and exhibited in Israel and California. In addition, she taught art appreciation classes. Her versatile body of work can be seen online at uviart.com. It includes bronze and ceramic sculptures, oil and watercolor paintings, charcoal, pen and pencil drawings, and mixed media.

Uvi published two children books, Jess and Wiggle and Now I Am Paper. For each one of these books, she created an animation video (see Author Videos at the bottom of this page.) She won great acclaim for her novel, Apart From Love, and for her poetry book, Home (in tribute to her father. Her collection of dark tales, Twisted, and her Historical Fiction book, A Favorite Son, are both new age, biblically inspired books. Rise to Power (the first volume in her new series, The David Chronicles) has just been published.

Check out Uvi's Amazon Page: http://www.amazon.com/Uvi-Poznansky/e/B006WW4ZFG/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1402413185&sr=1-2-ent

** To keep this Writing Process blog hop going, I'm tagging:

Sharon Saracino

Suzanne Rogers writing as S. G. Rogers

1 comment:

  1. I've just started reading STELLA IN STILETTOS, and I'm thoroughly enjoying it! I'll definitely read the Texas Boys Falling Fast series. Thanks for sharing your writing process.