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Monday, March 10, 2014

My Writing Process

Cross posted from my blog 

Tina Christopher asked me to be on this blog hop with her. Of course I said yes! Next week look for Serena Shay's post on her writing topic
So, my writing process. Here goes.
1) What am I working on?
Right now I'm finishing up edits for my release with HarlequinE coming this Sept or Oct. It's an erotic romance, menage. Set in a tropical climate. Not only the weather is hot, so are the guys!

2) How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I have no idea. We are all different. But to actually say how is something I couldn't put my finger on. If anything though, my editor says "your writing is on fire" :)  meaning the sex scenes. *blushes*

3) Why do I write what I do?
It was by fluke really. My first book was No Fantasy Required. I wrote it without the intention of it being so hot. But, when it was accepted and after edits, I started my second story, Being Ariana. It was also a hot story and then it just seemed to flow organically and the rest is history. Although a story I will be working on after the edits on She Wants It won't be erotic. It will be hot though (can't seem to get away from that :) )
My January 2014 release Four For the Show. An erotic adventure where our heroine is treated to sexual delights by three men and we have some male/male action going on too.

4) How does your writing process work?
Again, it's one of those things that never seems to be the same. When I have an idea for a story, and I do have lots, I'll send myself an email with the title or scene or whatever it was the popped into my brain. Sometimes I can't let it go and have to write a few thousand words to get it out of me.
I try to write every day. Last year wasn't that great though after my mom died and my writing just didn't seem to be there. I'm getting back into the swing of things and hoping to get a lot done this year.
If I focus, I can write 1000 words on my lunch. When I get home, I like to write from 2 - 6 for another 2000 words. Then I've accomplished 3000 words a day plus word full time. If I accomplish this then I feel a little better and less guilty for doing other things in the evening.
I am a procrastinator. It's really hard to shake too. Like I'm doing this blog at 4pm on Sunday when I should have had it wrapped up days ago!

So remember to visit Serena next week when she tells you about her writing process on 17th March.
Serena Shay took to writing out her fantasies in a desperate bid to bring the voices in her head to life and as a way to indulge her paranormal desires.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

My favorite book by @amgriffin

My Favorite Book

The title makes it sound as if I'm about to write an essay, *snort* rest assured it's nothing that formal. I'm an avid reader (well, I used to be before I started writing and my TBR list grew from 10 - 200) so I have plenty of favorite books to share.

When I first picked up a Johanna Lindsey book I couldn't put it down. Even after I finished it, I re-read it and then ran to the local book store and bought more. Even when I was in nursing school and my pennies got tight, I turned to checking her books out from the Library.

The book that started it for me was Love Only Once. I was hooked into the Malory family the first time I started reading about them. And by looking at the Amazon ranking for this book that was released in the late 1980's or early 1990's I can say that I'm not the only one that her stories have had an effect on.

While Johanna Lindsey is my go to favorite for historical romance, Dean Koontz is my go to for paranormal. Anything Dean touches is gold. In my humble opinion, his shit don't stink.
 I'm digging his Odd Thomas series, but like I mentioned, I'll read anything he puts out. This is the book that I read, well listened on Audible, a couple of months ago:

Innocence http://www.amazon.com/Innocence-Novel-Dean-Koontz-ebook/dp/B00CQZ653S/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1393804533&sr=1-1&keywords=dean+koontz

I could go on, but I'm afraid my post would span pages and pages, and considering the title is "My Favorite Book", I'm already going over my allotment. LOL.

Happy reading!