Monday, March 24, 2014
My Writing Process Blog Tour (And a Bookbub Sale!)
I started writing non-fiction and essays. I discovered and pitched the Erin Brockovich story which inspired me to attend UCLA screenwriting classes. I wrote a few screenplays that went -- nowhere. I finally saw the light and wrote my first novel - Cupcakes, Lies, and Dead Guys (A Romantic, Comedic Annie Graceland Mystery.) A small press published it in 2010. At the end of my contract in 2012, I decided to leave that press and self-publish. What a great decision!
Why do I write what I do?
I love writing funny novels. Readers enjoyed the adventures of Annie Graceland in Cupcakes, Lies, and Dead Guys and encouraged me to turn it into a series. (I listened to you all - thank you!)
But I was also dying to write YA genre - hence The Messenger series.
The strong romantic element in Messenger made me want to try my hand at a real romance.
New Adult Romance genre explores the ages between eighteen and twenty-five-ish. It's chock full of angst-filled moments like: leaving home. Finding yourself. Falling in love. Experimenting. NA Romance seemed like the perfect fit for me. I loved writing The Story of You and Me and will continue writing this genre.
How does my writing process work?
I'm definitely more a write by the seat of my pants kind of girl. I do however obsess over details. I needed to nail the history for Messenger and be accurate with medical descriptions for Story. When I write comedy I find I have to layer it in day by day. The humor does not happen over night.
And a Bookbub Bonus Sale!
Cupcakes, Pies, and Hot Guys (A Romantic, Comedic Annie Graceland Mystery) is on SALE for 99 cents until March 31st!
I'm thrilled that Bookbub is featuring it today, March 24th. Feel free to share with your friends!
Thanks for stopping by the blog! You can check out the writing processes of talented authors JoAnn Kelly, Maggie Marr, and Dave Thome next Monday, March 31st.