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Writing Process Tag

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Tag, I’m it–for today. I got tagged by Author Nancy Gideon to answer four questions about my writing process.

Here’s a bit about Nancy whom I’ve known for many years. (I don’t think either of us would care to say more than that.)

“A prolific writer, Nancy attributes her creative output, which once peaked at seven novels in one year, to her love of history and a gift for storytelling.  She also credits the discipline learned through a background in journalism and OCD.  The due date for her third book and her second son were on the same day . . . and both were early!  When on deadline, she turns on the laptop between 4:30 and 5:00 a.m. to get a chapter in before heading in to her full time job as a legal assistant. She’s a member of GDRWA, MMRWA, PASIC, FF&P and Novelists Inc. and dotes on her critique group.”

Now for those questions.
Q1 What am I working on? I’m still plugging away at my short contemporary romance tentatively titled The Valentine Tycoon about a billionaire playboy who meets his match in a country veterinarian. If I’m good and write every day I should finish before I leave on vacation just before spring arrives.
Q2 How does my work differ from others in the genre? I like to think that “heart melting romance” says it all. That’s my guarantee to readers. Whether the story is based on a well known trope, like the secret baby, or on a little known piece of history, like Anchoress Julian of Norwich, my aim is to deliver a romance that will melt your heart.
Q3 Why do I write what I write? Because that’s what I like to read.
Q4 How does my writing process work? I start with an idea, usually a what if scenario, then I research, do a little pre-writing, then dive into the draft. After that I revise probably a dozen times before I polish and submit. I’m blessed with a very comfortable office and a large, if a bit eclectic, playlist of music to listen to as I write.


There you have it. Next week, March 17th, please visit Shay Lacy and MK Schiller, whom I’ve tagged to follow me.

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