Monday, August 4, 2014

Blog Hop

Happy Monday, good people of the blogosphere! Today, I bring you another blog hop. This one was sent to me by the fabulous L. K. Evans as well. It's a little bit of fun information about my work. It's just four questions and answers. Won't take you long to read. Check out L. K. on her blog/website here. Without further jawing on my part...

What am I working on?
I have so many projects in the pipeline right now it's crazy. Markaza, book six of the Mystic series. M, a standalone about a mutating drug. Desiree's Apocalypse, a standalone about a girl who can't remember her past. A short story for a Christmas anthology. My part of my own Young Adult Novella anthology titled Fractured Glass (we're doing this one a lot differently than others have done) about twins who can traverse parallel worlds. So, as you can see, there's a lot going on in my universe. Fit in reading, and you have a lady who doesn't know which end is up. *grin*

How does my work differ from others in its genre?
My work always has a strong female lead character. No matter what genre I write in, you'll find yourself cheering for my heroine. She'll never need a man (though she may want one), and she'll probably end up trying to take over the world at some point. M is my first novel with a male lead since Yassa (and even then I managed to stick a strong female in there). My girls won't let you down.

Why do I write what I do?
Because I believe in empowering women while telling a great story. I have a daughter who happens to be eight. Because I see so many books out there with weak females as someone for her to look up to, I write the things I want her to read and take something away from. I worry that she'll fall into the "I need a man or I won't survive" trap I see all too often in novels. My characters have their men, but my women are equally as strong and level-headed.  There's nothing wrong with that, and I want to get that point across to her before she's too late to save.

How does my writing process work?
I come up with an idea and jot it down, then I work my characters out. After that, I pants it. I've written an outline or two in my time, but they usually end up in the garbage before the first fourth of the novel is done. Meh, it works for me. I do write at the same time every day. I think that helps my muse know when to pay me a visit.

I tried to find people to pass this on to, but everyone I asked had already participated. I guess that happens when you take part in something like this, eh? Eventually, it makes the full round.

What do you think? Do you have a process?

Well, that's all for today, folks! Until next time, WRITE ON!

Jo

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