Blog Hop: The Writing Process
Thank you to Jess C Scott for inviting me to participate in this Blog Hop, where writers get to share and read about the process of writing.
Jessís bio: Jess C Scott is the founder of jessINK Publishing. She loves original stories and seeking the truth. She has a keen interest in Psychological Thrillers (fiction) and blogging about Singapore's Political History (non-fiction).
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And now it's my turn!
Here are my thoughts on the writing process:
1. What am I working on?
I always seem to have several projects going at once. Iím currently working on a memoir about the spiritual connection to my beloved cat, Emma; a workbook for people who have been emotionally abused; and the paranormal novel Iíve been writing for over ten years.
2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I like to include a deep spiritual component in my writing, along with the unusual insights Iíve gained about the human heart and mind over my years of recovery from trauma.
3. Why do I write what I do?
My muse insists! And I feel that by helping others gain insight and live more authentically, the difficulties Iíve experienced in my own are given meaning.
4. How does my writing process work?
I work best when inspiration hits, usually first thing when I get up in the morning. An idea comes; I write a little about it, and more ideas just flow. Every now and then, one of the projects Iím working on will step up and say, "Finish me!" Then I focus on that project Ďtil itís published.
I have tagged three of my favorite local authors:
Darcy Scott: Darcy writes fabulous mysteries that take place on tiny islands on the Maine coast. She grew up in southern Connecticut and graduated summa cum laude from Smith College. Over the years she's worked as a meat wrapper, symphony orchestra marketing director, electronics assembler, property manager, burger flipper, bookkeeper, telephone solicitor, freelance writer, waitress, associate magazine publisher, sous chef, and marine industry publicistóall of it proving excellent grist for the authorial mill.
Kiarna Boyd: Kiarnaís debut novel, Blessed and Cursed Alike, is an action-packed urban fantasy/murder mystery inspired by film noir and a real-world approach to magic. She is a practicing Geomancer, a certified Permaculture Designer, and a Systems Administrator. While developing her style of performance art and storytelling at the SMFA, she also studied Celtic Literature and Languages at Harvard University Extension School. She is a founding trustee of Liminal Nation, an international online community of esoteric researchers and practitioners of magic.
K. D. Mason: K.D. is the author of the excellent stay-up-all-night-and-read Jack Beale murder mystery seriesófive books so far, and more to come. A lifelong runner and sailor, K.D. lives on the New Hampshire seacoast with his wife of over 40 years and two cats, Molly and Sweet Pea. Recently retired from a lifetime of working in the restaurant business, he now weaves compelling tales of mystery, romance, and suspense set on the NH Seacoast. Years of sailing in the Caribbean and New England as well as hanging out with an active running community have given him a wealth of story ideas.