Writing Process Blog Tour

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!

You can find her post on her writing process here!

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?

UBbookcoverWell, 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?

ttwlcoverI 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?

lotbookcover-1I’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!

 Time to tag!

I’m tagging a few author buddies to keep the train going!  Kristin  (author of “One of a Kind” and “Better Off Friends” ) and Dahlia, (author of “Indiscretion”) you’re up!

4 Comments
  • Pingback:A Writing Process Blog Tour — KandieDelley.com | Writer & Filmmaker
    Posted at 12:47h, 24 March Reply

    […] At 27, Christina is a wife, mother, graphic designer, and soon to be three-time self published author.   Her recent books are Strictly Professional and Love and Other Things.  Check Mrs. Jones out >>here<< […]

  • KD
    Posted at 12:50h, 24 March Reply

    Great post and great design work on your website and book covers! Enjoyed having you on the tour and I’ll be sure to spread the word!

  • Pingback:Writing PRocess Blog Tour | The Musings of Me
    Posted at 11:15h, 25 March Reply

    […] Christina is the one who tagged me I’m gonna go ahead and tag Kerry over at YUMMommy. She’s a […]

  • Pingback:A Writing Process Blog Tour | Dahlia Savage
    Posted at 04:59h, 31 March Reply

    […] Blog tours and blog hops are fun things to participate in. They allow you to showcase your work and creativity or allow the reader to get to know you a little better. For this tour, A Writing Process Blog Tour, I was tagged by the awesome Christina Jones, who has recently released her third novel, The Trouble With Love. To see Christina’s post for this tour, click here. […]

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