I’m taking a break in the Book a Day in May blog posts today because YA author Karen Avivi invited me to take part in the My Writing Process blog tour. She’s the author of SHREDDED.
You can check out her writing process at her place here: http://www.karenavivi.com/?page_id=27.
Now as for my Writing Process…
What are you working on?
That shouldn’t be a hard question, but I have three wips (works in progress) I’m working on. One is my wicked step-mother series, but that has actually languished and I haven’t completed new work on it for a year or so, so it shouldn’t really count. Then I’ve started work on The Devil You Know, book three in my Speak of the Devil series. However, I’ve set that aside and started work on a new project: 13 Moons series. The first book is called Crow Moon.
After Leni loses her father, she’s sent to live with her eccentric aunt outside of town. She wants to go off to college and do what her father has always wanted her to do, but the mysteries of her estranged mother’s family lead her to start unraveling the secrets long ago lost and hidden away. Will she be able to find out who she really is while living up to her father’s last wishes, or will the powers of the Crow Moon claim her for itself?
That’s pretty much it.
How does your work differ from others of its genre?
I think my first book dealt with religion around the realm of angels which was different, and touched on a lot of issues like death, grief, depression and guilt. But it also had a quirky voice for the main character. I try to have a mix of emotions and humor in my writing.
Why do you write what you do?
I’ve always been drawn to dark, gothic, paranormal elements like witchcraft and ghosts. I love Edgar Allan Poe and some of the darker Robert Browning poems. I find that paranormal elements spice things up a bit. If everything’s like regular everyday life, I get bored. I need something magical or dramatic to keep me interested.
How does your writing process work?
My ideal way to write is once the husband and kids are out of the house, I go back to bed with my lap top and write. That isn’t always possible. It used to be that I absolutely HAD to write in silence with no one around. I’ve been working on writing in other places and spaces with other levels of activity around me. Turns out that was just a constraint I’d put on myself to make writing harder! I can write anywhere at anytime if necessary. But quiet is optimal for me. J
Thanks for checking in! Eventually I’ll finish one of these projects I’m working on. J