Today is Blog Tour Day. This blog tour is where writers talk about their writing process. My friend Cassandra Shaw posted her Blog Hop last week on her new Twysted Blog. You can check out her writing process here:http://www.cassandralshaw.com/twysted-writer-blog/
What am I working on?
I’m working on a few projects right now. The big ones are writing a three-part series titledEscape and launching Awakening this May. This is really exciting and I have been busy creating a web site, designing covers and working hard on prelaunch activities.
Escape is a three-part series coming out later this summer. I have had a lot of fun writing these books. While all my books are adult romances with an erotic flair, this series has an element of mystery to it. Rowan Baker is a woman on the run with more secrets than the Vatican. Shane Adams, Private Investigator, has solved every case ever handed to him. Will he be able to solve the mystery of the woman who has captured his heart?
Awakening is a sexual tale of Nora Young and Ryan Cole. Nora decides she needs more passion and adventure in her life just as she meets the alluring yet brooding lawyer Ryan Cole. Ryan takes her on a journey that awakens her soul but is it too much? Will Nora really be able to handle all Ryan has to offer?
How does my work differ from others of its genre?
While you wouldn’t guess if we ran into each other at Starbuck’s, my mind is constantly running through scenarios and creating back stories for the people I come across in day-to-day life. While some folks are thinking about their job, or to do list, I am watching the couple at the other table and wondering how they met, what their passions are, and what they are thinking as they make eye contact, or for that matter avoid it.
Why do I write what I do?
I write because if I don’t I can’t breathe. When I thought I was too busy to write, my characters would wake me up in the middle of the night demanding to get out of my head. I write because it’s fun. I write because it gets my blood pumping. Before I started writing romance, I wrote in other genres, but nothing kept my interest and sparked my soul the way romance does. There is nothing more exciting than reading about two people falling in love and getting lost in each other.
How does your writing process work?
I plot first and then I write. My plot line is very basic with only a few key scenes and then I start writing. That’s where the magic begins. The characters come alive at the keyboard and often surprise me with what they do and what they say or how they react to each other. I write and write and then start the revisions. This is the longest part of the process and the most important. The truth is writing a book takes a lot of hard work and dedication to craft. This job is not for the faint of heart, it’s more for the phones off, internet disconnected, butt in chair, computer on type of person.
Please join my fellow writers next week as they talk about their writing process in their blogs.
Isabella Norse scored major “cool mom” points by playing the same video games as her sons and their friends. In these virtual worlds she slayed demons and destroyed machines bent on galactic extermination while simultaneously wooing cocky assassins and sexy aliens. She fell in love with the make-believe worlds and rich characters that inhabited them and now writes her own sci-fi, fantasy, and paranormal tales of love, romance and adventure. Find her blog here: http://isabellanorse.com/home/
writes urban fantasy in her real life while holding down a full-time job to pay bills. She lives in Seattle with her husband, rescuing greyhounds, attending the Opera and Symphony, and doing random volunteering. She’s been onstage with the opera several times, has been known to paint faux finishes and murals inside homes for her friends, and occasionally goes hunting and fishing with her husband.
Cathleen is the author of The Witches Trilogy series of full-length novels. She published the first installment, Chimera, in November of 2013 and is currently writing the second novel, Blue/Black, set for release in 2014. The final installment in The Witches Trilogy series is tentatively titled Step and is set for publication in 2015. She sets her stories in Seattle, where the dark and rain create the witches’ stories in her head. She just writes them down.
Cathleen is a member of the Pacific Northwest Writer’s Association, established in 1956. Her Facebook page is Cathleen Dunn Author FB and you can find her blog here: http://cathleendunn.com/ideas-come/