Mar 31, 2014

Blog Tour: My Writing Process

Fun fact: Besides being a reader and a blogger, I aspire to be a published author. Sooo. Here are a few tidbits about my writing process and the story(ies) that live in my head.

I was invited to participate in this blog tour by Heather Marie, whose debut The Gateway Through Which They Came releases this August, so be sure to check it all out!

Now, for some Q&A...with myself! (Also, this will be pretty vague, so sorry! I don't want to tell the whole world about my story...yet.)

What am I working on?
In all honesty, I've only written a teensy, tiny bit of my WIP. It's mostly in my head, so I'm REALLY working on it. And I'm not the best with genres and all that, but I guess you could call it a YA fantasy/retelling?

How does my work differ from others of its genre?
That's a reaaally hard question to answer. I mean, everything's different; no two books are exactly alike. But if I had to answer, I'd like to think that mine's unique in the story itself, and that I can tell it how I want to tell it and can still be me while being other characters.

Why do I write what I do?
I love the stories that live in my head, and I want them to be told.

How does your writing process work?
Right now, I don't have much of a "process." But before anything, I need an IDEA. And that idea needs to be able to grow into something. When I have an idea, I think a lot of its scenes are created with songs. Sometimes I hear a song and I imagine a scene happening to it, and bam, I have part of the story. Music is HUGE for me. Also, I find it hard to write without knowing some things: character names, setting, point of view, tense, etc. So until I have all that figured out, not much writing happens. Right now I'm still figuring out some of that, and also trying to learn how to turn what's in my head into words.

So that's my writing process! Follow my leg of the tour next week as it hits up even more writers!

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