Last week I was tagged by the super awesome Bisky Scribbles to do a blog tour, so let’s jump in! :D
What am I working on at the moment?
Currently, I’m re-working the first book in my ReiHana series. I was sending out queries for it, but I realized it could use some polishing. Before I decided this, I got half way through the third ReiHana book. All together there are five in the series :)
How does my work differ from others of its genre?
Hmm…this is a tough one. I suppose it differs from other Urban Fantasys because I introduce a new kind of supernatural being that—of course—has great powers ;)
Why do I write what I do?
A great author said, “If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” This author, of course, is the great Toni Morrison.
Essentially I write because I love to write—I need to write—but as a kid I was often left by myself to play and this gave me ample time to exercise my imagination. I would come up with all sorts of stories and scenarios, which followed me into adulthood. I often find myself drifting off into oblivion trying to make up some strangers backstory or just drift into another world in itself. And those are often things I end up writing about—wherever my imagination takes me, I write.
How does my writing process work?
Let’s see…many times I have tried to describe this process and it’s not an easy task haha. In one word: chaotic. Ha. I have a very complex writing process, because it’s so particular. I suppose it starts with imagining what is coming next, then outlining the whole thing, then start the writing (of course at this point new chapters pop up because not everything can be planned), so then I rewrite the outline and any subsequent chapters, finish the book and start my editing process, which is a whole ordeal in itself lol.
It took a while to get into the grove of things and to find a process, but I hardly even think about it when I’m doing it. I just do it haha.
To continue this lovely blog tour, I tag these lovely people below to pick three awesome writers of their choosing to keep the tag going:
Andrew Page is an aspiring author and avid reader, having a love for literature from a young age, inspiring him to co-found The Ambage (ambagewriters.com), an online writers group. When not reading, writing, or procrastinating, he enjoys watching TV shows such as Sherlock, Doctor Who, Person of Interest, and Arrow, as well as any film by Christopher Nolan.
K.L. Neri is a California native, perusing her degree in Creative Writing with hopes of securing a career in the publishing industry. Currently she is holding different odd and ends job, while attending Long Beach City College. In her spare time she is a hula and belly dancer. She absolutely loves reading, drinking coffee at odd hours of the day, and is trying to finish the first complete draft of her first fantasy novel.