This post is thanks to Ani Bolton, who tagged me in a blog hop. Thanks, Ani, for giving me the kick to finally pay some attention to my poor neglected blog! If you have a chance, be sure to check out Ani’s book Steele and Song. It’s a fabulously inventive, thoughtful, thrilling, exciting, steampunk romance/adventure. Really great read.
And now on to the blog hop questions!
**What are you working on?
Right now I have a couple of projects going on. I’m primarily working on a brand-new series that should be ready to launch later this year. (3 books done, nearly halfway through the 4th). It’s a fantasy series based on Norse Mythology, which I’ve always loved.
Then on the back burner for the moment, but still track to hopefully finish this year, I’m working on a sequel to Margaret Dashwood’s Diary. And I’m also writing a novella featuring Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy that will be part of a Regency Romance anthology due out this winter.
Oh yes, and I’m also working on homeschooling these two adorable little moppets:
And holding/carrying/nursing/trying-not-to-gobble this little guy’s cheeks all day long. That’s the hardest part of the job, I tell you (trying not to gobble him up, that is).
**How does your work differ from others’ work in the same genre?
Hmm, tricky question. I think my diary-format approach to Jane Austen sequels is a bit different from most of the other books in the genre. Not that I chose it specifically in order to be different, it just happened to feel right for the characters’ voices.
**Why do you write what you do?
Wow, another tricky one. Really, I just write the stories that jump into my head, begging me to tell them.
**How does your writing process work?
I’m generally speaking on the planning side of the great plotter/pantser debate. I love outlines. I love having a gameplan, both of a novel overall and of each chapter and scene that I’m working on. That said, there are always surprises in writing a novel. Always. That’s my favorite part of the job, actually– when I’m writing and a sudden lightening bolt hits, and I’m discovering something about my characters that I never knew before, or introducing a plot twist that I never planned for at all.
Up next on the blog hop is Josi S. Kilpack .
Josi hated to read until her mother handed her a copy of The Witch of Blackbird Pond when she was 13. From that day forward, she read everything she could get her hands on and accredits her writing “education” to the many novels she has “studied” since then. She began writing her first novel in 1998 and never stopped. Her novel, Sheep’s Clothing won the Whitney Award 2007 for Mystery/Suspense. Lemon Tart, the first book in the Sadie Hoffmiller Culinary Mystery series was a finalist in 2009. Josi currently lives in Willard Utah with her husband, children and super-cute cat.
Stop by her blog next week for her blog hop entry!
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