This week I’m participating in the “Writing Process World Blog Tour."
I was invited to join by Author Jennifer Davies.
Jennifer is a wife of eighteen years and is married to her best friend and her biggest critic! She is a mother of four very active boys who constantly keep her on her toes and give their share of sleepless nights, but they are her greatest source of pleasure and pride. Reading is a love of hers, and some of her favorite authors inlcude Jodi Picoult, Deborah Harkness and Cassandra Clare. Through her love of reading she developed a thirst and passion for writing. Jennifer has written her first YA romantic fantasy titled Children of Annwn:The Promise due for release in September, and she is currently writing the second and third book in the series.
The story centers around Mia Leronde who is from the Otherworld a magical realm hidden to humans through magic. After falling in love, and undertaking the Promise an ancient law she is sent into the human world to test the power of her love, and if she fails to fulfill her promise, she will remain in a world she doesn't belong and lose her magic. It's about making a promise and fighting against all the odds to fulfill it despite the challenges one may face. It's good versus evil where both Mia and her love Ryder are tested because when they arrive in the human world, they have no memory of their past...
As part of the blog hop, all of us are answering the same four questions about our writing process. Here you go...
1. What am I working on?
As a new author, I am currently working on the second book in the "Delivered" series. I am also writing a biography for a woman who met death at the door but is still here with us today and wants her story told. This is the story of Faye Tedder. I should be complete with this biography in about two weeks and hopefully publication will happen before the end of 2014. My second book is due to be published in 2015.
2. Hows does your work differ from those in your genre?
I believe my work is based on many of my life experiences and comes from the heart. These are experiences I am willing to share with the public so that they may find answers or maybe even a light at the end of their tunnel. I do my best to tug at the heart...to make people think!
3. Why do you write what you write?
Because it brings me peace. I was an adpted child who suffered from seizures. I was also in an abusive relationship so I have a lot to draw on. Through my stage plays and now books, I am being healed all over again and if I am being healed of bad situations and circumstances that have occured in my life...think of how many other people will receive healing as well. There is so much drama in our families and relationships..in our homes and our work places and I write to bring those dramatic situations to light so that we can deal with them or at least know they exist.
4. How does your writing process work?
Well since I am employed full-time as an accountant, I generally write in the early morning or late evening when I am at peace. I have to get away from the sounds of life to be creative and if I am in a quite setting such as by the water or the mountains..even in the quiet of my bedroom...I can and will write until I am finished with the book or play.
I will post a list of writers soon who will join me in this world blog hop and they will post on the 19th.