Blog Tour: The Writing Process
My friend Carmen Oliver (www.carmenoliver.com) has invited me to participate in this Blog Tour for writer’s. It’s all about the writing process. This tour has been going on for a while so don’t forget to check out the other writers.
THE WRITING PROCESS
What am I currently working on?
Right now I am working on my first book, “Wolf Camp”. It’s going to be published through Schwartz and Wade. It will be out in 2016.
How does my work differ from other authors?
How is does my work differ from others of its genre? I have no clue! I’m new to writing and it feels pretty weird to say that I AM a writer. I started out just wanting to be a children’s book illustrator. My agent (Erzsi Deak, Hen and Ink Literary) suggested I both write and illustrate. As for my book/writing, I do humor. And to be truthful I try not to think about it too much. When I do think about it too much my head hurts.
Why do I write what I write?
My mind thinks in humorous ways all the time. Sentimental, poetic or deep thoughts are not my style. I had no idea that humor was going to be my “thing”. But the deeper I explored writing that’s what kept coming up. And looking back, I should have known.
How does my individual writing process work?
As soon as I get an idea I write it down (I’m terrified of the idea dissolving into the air). I sketch and make minor notes on the same paper of I draw on. When I do start to actually write I use a computer. I’ve tried the whole pen /pencil thing but it feels like I’m writing using a middle man.
I’ll start out with a basic story; a flash of an idea that’s not fleshed out at all. And yes, I will rewrite and redraw the entire story over and over until it works. A big part of humor (and other types of writing) is timing. So I spend a great deal of time pacing the humor.
Don’t miss the next two on the writing process blog tour:
My friend Marcie Wessels will be your next stop: http://marciewessels.com/blog/
Her first book will be coming out soon too!