Monday, April 28, 2014

Let’s go to the Hop! Blog Hop …

Why did Liz invite me to this?  I met Liz through the New Providence Writers Group.

Her first book, Trinity Stones, came out April 22.

I've read and heard sections in multiple meetings and I'm looking forward to reading Trinity Stones in its entirety.

I was supposed to Blog Hop back and answer these questions:

1)      What am I working on?
I’m mostly working on editing Neferseshotep to prepare it for submission.  Traditional publishing may not be right for that work either so I am prepared to self-publish again if I need to.
I also have more Vanna written for a sequel to The End of the World Sucks.

2)      How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I typically mix things in. For my first book, I started with what happens with vampires when there’s a zombie outbreak?  But the protagonist is simply a regular person who can’t fight zombies and who doesn’t like the vampire much.  So it’s not matching the formula of a zombie book, or a vampire book, and at the time I was shopping it around, I was told to make the protagonist a teenager in high school because Young Adult sells.

Neferseshotep is a mythological heavy, contemporary fantasy with multiple characters.  But I’ve learned something because one of them was a teenager in high school before a life-changing incident.

3)      Why do I write what I do?
I’m not into simplicity.  I expect miscommunication, liars, and just generally not-nice characters to be part of the big picture.

4)      How does the writing process work?
My writing process is not typical.  I used to write more when I just wrote fan fiction, but there was no editing cycle.

Now, I spew a lot of words in November for National Novel Writing Month.  The rest of the year is turning that quantity into quality.

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