Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Writing Process Blog Hop

So Kate Larkindale tagged me in a blog hop and since I’m always looking for ideas to fill up post days, I’m going to answer some questions. If you don’t know about what, you really have to learn to read titles.

1)  What am I working on?
Currently, I’m in the middle of the first draft a soft sci-fi action story. I’m also querying a YA apocalyptic, but I haven’t been having as much luck with that…

2)  How does my work differ from others of its genre?
Hm, this is a tough one. I’d have to say my story is something like a conspiracy thriller in a sci-fi setting.

3)  Why do I write what I do?
Because that’s what I have ideas for!

4)  How does your writing process work?
First comes the idea. It’s usually a small fragment of a dream or even something I see in real life that makes me wonder “what if…?” For my current WIP, it was such a tiny piece, just a name, that morphed into a character, that created an entire world, that gave me an entire story. Now I just have to stay focused enough to get it all down.

The two people I’m passing it on to are Liz and Dianne. Hope you have fun with it!


  1. So your manuscript is a space opera thriller? (Hey, don't you just dig all the categories?)

  2. Thanks for the tag! I will follow up with it next month!

    If you're not having takers with your query, the common wisdom is to revise your query and/or your sample pages. I blew through a lot of agents with two inferior versions of my query before I finally hit the motherload with a different opening and started getting a 90% request rate.

  3. LOL! If you have the ideas, you need to write them. Mine always come from dreams.

  4. What if is a wonderful start off to a story. I've enjoyed making use of it myself.

  5. Funny how one small element or idea can transform into entire stories. That's how I get my ideas from too. Gotta love overactive imaginations. :)

  6. Ooh! I love that--a name that inspires a whole story. Super epic.

  7. Uh oh. This is what happens when I'm away from the internet for a couple days...

    And I agree, #3 is the perfect answer.

  8. Good answers! Especially to #3. Isn't that why we all write what we do?


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