Monday, April 7, 2014

Blog Tour. My Writing In Progress.


Last week I was asked by the wonderful Yawatta Hosby, if I would answer the following four questions. Like myself, she’s an author. She writes psychology, horror, suspense, books. You should check out her Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/Yawatta-Hosby/e/B00CX7PPOO/
I read her first book called, One by One, and I really liked it. Her new release that I plan on reading is titled, Something Amiss

It so happens Yawatta is also a fan of my books, and I’m guessing that’s why she thought of asking me to do this blog tour with her.

Cool beans.

I’m up for it.

Oh, btw. If you're an author reading this, I tag you. I'm sure other peeps would like to know your answer to these questions, I know I would. Heads up. You have to tag another author.

So here we go with the questions and my answers.

1. What am I working on?

I’m working on Tangled Roots. It’s a companion to the Beyond the Eyes trilogy. Carrie and Tree are the main characters in this book. I did a post on the blurb. You can check it out here: 

http://themusingwriter.blogspot.com/2014/03/tangled-rootsa-beyond-eyes-spin-off.html

Tangled Roots will be out this summer.

2. How does my work differ from others in its genre?

My stories are unique. I created a new mythology in my Beyond the Eyes trilogy. One of the loglines I use to market my books is this: Vampires and werewolves are cool but what about a new mythology? 

Another one I use is this:
Forget about zombies. What about dark spirits dwelling in soulless people?

3. Why do I write?

Writing makes me happy. I love it. It entertains me. I don’t think I can ever stop writing stories. It’s who I am.

4. How does my writing progress work?

It starts out with an idea. I write it down. Then the characters make themselves known to me. I do a character sketch on each one. If a name doesn’t come to me, I’ll research names. 

Google is my friend. 

I Google almost everything. 

Once I have the basics for a story, including a plot, I’ll plunge in and write. I always have a notebook beside me. I write down things I might forget and need to remember later on. I also use it to write page numbers down. For example, say on page 15 an angelic being visits Tree. Well, I know later on I’m going to forget what she said to him, so I write the page number in my trusty notebook with a sentence like, a female angelic being visits Tree and gives him important information. That way, if ten chapters later I need the information, I won’t have to scroll back and try to find it. It’s a timesaver and makes my life a little easier.

Once I get the rough draft completed, I’ll read over the entire manuscript and fix whatever problems I come across. After that I send it to my beta reader for her honest opinion. If there are more changes to be made, I’ll make them. From there, I’ll send it to my editor and make the changes he tells me to make. Then I’ll read it one last time before I get it formatted and published. I might this time around send Tangle Roots to another beta reader, just in case I miss something. I had missed a few things in The Devil’s Third which bugs me. They’re minor but being a perfectionist when it comes to my work, I’ll more than likely go and fix them when I have more time.


Anyway, that’s my process. It’s a lot of work, but when I receive comments like this one—I just finished "The Devil's Third." The books were great! I couldn't put them down. Even with a full time job and a young child I finished all three in a little over a week. I hope this isn't the last we hear about Nathan and Paige. I feel like there could be a many more great adventures in their futures. Thanks for writing such great stories! Erica—it’s so worth it. J

2 comments:

  1. Hey Rebekkah,

    I Google everything too! I would be lost if I couldn't use my imagination. I love your answer to how your work is different from everyone else :) Thanks for participating! I edited my post to include your bio.

    Keep smiling,
    Yawatta

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