24 Mar Writing Process Blog Tour
Hey-Hey-Hey! I got tagged y’all, by Kandie Delley, over at KandieDelley.com
Kandie is a fellow author! Her latest release is “Countdown to a Kiss” and she’ll soon be celebrating the release of novel “South Pacific Nights”. She is quite the multi-faceted woman, with experience as a journalist, biographer, and publicist, in addition to international treasury management, and advertising accounting. She has even worked as an actress, graphic designer, and extras casting director!
The writing process blog tour is about gaining some insight into, you guessed it, an authors process, as well as just giving you a little more of who they are. So, let’s go!
What am I working on?
Well, right now I’m working on Unfinished Business, which is the sequel to Strictly Professional. I try to focus on one project at a time, but as I read more of the blog tours from the other authors, I think I may be boxing myself in by doing that!
Anyway, for now, I’m diving headfirst into the second part of Gabi & Terrence’s story. They both do some growing and maturing in this second installment, and we’ll see if they end up with a Happily Ever After!
Beyond that, it’s up in the air!
How does my work differ from others of it’s genre?
I try to write very realistic stories. Key word being *try*! With my latest release, The Trouble With Love, I wanted to show that love is really messy sometimes, and the ‘right’ decision isn’t always black and white! I say that I write romance/women’s fiction, but I never want to give you an utterly predictable story that you feel like you’ve read 1500 times. With that said, because of the genre, there will always be similarities, but I think that the variations in voice and writing style between different authors can make a big difference in what the story ends up developing into.
Why do I write what I do?
Because it’s what I love to read. Because I have a passion for writing. So, it only makes sense to channel that passion for writing into a genre that I love.
How does your writing process work?
I’m discovering that for me, it’s different every time. For “Love and Other Things”, I just sat down and went with the flow on everything, plot, story, characters and all. For “Strictly Professional”, I really mapped out Terrence & Gabi’s characters. For “The Trouble With Love”, I did a full outline, character sketches, the whole nine yards. Moving into “Unfinished Business”, I’m back to going with the flow. I already know Gabi and Terrence very well, so it’s easy for me to just dive right into the story. I’m also going to experiment with a non-linear model for the scenes. We’ll see how it goes!