Monday 7 April 2014

My Writing Process Blog Tour

I was tagged by the fun loving, incredible roller derby girl Kate Wigseller. (I'm so jealous, I'd love to do roller derby - reignite my childhood passion for skating!)

Her blogs are always great fun to read yet a very interesting insight into the mind of a writer/author and how us strange group of people think. At least I know I'm not alone in my odd behaviours (however, I choose to call it creativity!)

You can find out all about Kate by checking out and following her Blog here!

Now down to business!

1. What am I working on?

Hmmm... let me think. I'm working on book 2 of the Erlanis Chronicles. It is turning out to be quite a bit harder than the first. Note to the aspiring author - think about future books and how elements of your story will be able to easily follow on.

I'm also working on a series of books based in Japanese Mythology, but a lot of research is required and I'm in the process of applying for grant funding for a trip to Japan! Stay tuned!

And thirdly, I'm working on a little contemporary romance about a secret topic that I'm not saying!

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

I don't overcomplicate my stories, and I don't try and replicate the Twilight or Hunger Games phenomenons. While I do love those series, I think YA/NA readers need something gritty and a little bit dark where sometimes the good guy doesn't always win.

3. Why do I write what I do?

I don't think I every really grew up. I love the innocence and story telling of the young adult genre. When I was younger and even to this day when I want to escape real life for a little bit, I'll dive into a paranormal or fantasy story or movie and I don't give my stresses another thought for that brief period of time.

If my writing can do that for other young people just trying to work out their place in this world then my job is done.

4. How does your writing process work?