Monday, March 17, 2014

My Writing Process

My Writing Process – Blog Tour

Hello! I was tagged by the lovely and talented, Theresa Paolo. Thanks, Theresa!

Theresa is a YA and NA author who doesn't want to admit she's no longer a teen. Repped by Brittany Booker. Her NA novel, (NEVER)AGAIN, came out last fall from Berkley (Penguin.) She's currently working on the sequel, (Once) Again.

Before I answer Theresa's questions, I also want to thank everyone who voted on my cover for DON'T FALL! The winner will be revealed soon!


1)     What am I working on?
Right now I'm working on a YA about two cousins who end up stuck together. They currently aren't sure they want to trust each other, but things should be looking up soon. ;)

2)     How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I guess the thing that makes my writing unique is the same thing that makes everyone's writing unique. My voice and my experiences. All our works are touched by our own personal view of the world.

3)     Why do I write what I do?
Because it's fun! I think teens aren't as jaded as some adults. Even when things get dark in YA, they're usually left off with hope in the end. Plus it's just such an exciting time in a person's life.

4)     How does your writing process work?
Well, I have four little kids so I write when I can. Sometimes that's for a half an hour in the afternoon while Wallykazzam is on, sometimes it's at night when they're all sleeping. And I have to admit, it's not always every day. The next step is reading it over myself and making sure I don't hate it, then I send it off of my awesome cps. :)

I'll be passing this along to Jenny S. Morris and Susan Bishop Crispell. Two super awesome writers!

Jenny is a YA Author repped by Jamie Drowley of Inklings Literary Agency. Her YA novel, Road to Somewhere, was just released this month!

Susan writes magical realism (adult and YA). Her debut novel, Love and Cupcakes, released in Jan 2014 from Swoon Romance.


  1. I've been enjoying this writing process blog tour. It's great to get a inside look at the writer's mind...

  2. Thanks for sharing. I always like to read how other writers view their writing process and why they write.

  3. Whew, fitting in writing time w/four kidlets makes you a super hero in my book! =)

  4. Our personal views make all the difference!

  5. Agree with Alex. And nice to learn a little more about a fellow writer!

  6. I have 2 kids and it's tough to find time; four would make it nearly impossible for me.

  7. I can't wait to see which cover won! And I don't know how you fit in writing with 4 kids--totally amazing, really!

  8. Fun, fun, fun! You are super woman! You seriously write so many great things! I don't know how you do it all! You ROCK!!

  9. I marvel at your ability to produce such quality work. Especially when I struggle so hard to find the time to write myself.

  10. My process is hit and miss too. Today, I wrote for hours. Tomorrow might not get in a word. You are right about the voice too. Glad you found yours!

  11. Hey, you have to snatch those writing moments when you can, eh? Unless you're a glutton like me who throws the kids in front of the TV or out to the yard. (Ah the perks of having a teen to watch them!) ;)

  12. Lovely to read about your process. Thanks for sharing!


  13. Good luck with your current YA! Writing what you do because it's fun is the best possible answer to give... :)