My Writing Process
Posted Apr 7 2014
Thanks to author Logan Belle, a.k.a. Jamie Brenner, for inviting me to participate in the “My Writing Process” blog tour! Under her ‘real’ name, Jamie Brenner is the author of the 1920’s novel The Gin Lovers which Fresh Fiction named as one of the Top Thirteen Books to read in 2013 and described as “Downton Abbey meets Fifty Shades of Grey.” As Logan Belle, she writes contemporary romance and erotic romance with plenty of twists and turns, but always with an HEA. Visit Logan at www.loganbelle.com.
In this blog tour, authors share a bit about their writing process. Here are some details about mine:
1) What am I working on? I’m working on book #8 in my IRS Special Agent Tara Holloway series. This book will be called Death, Taxes, and Cheap Sunglasses. In this book, Tara goes after people running specious nonprofit organizations, while her boyfriend and fellow special agent Nick goes deep undercover to pursue a drug cartel.
2) How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I’d have to say it’s my goofy sense of humor. I tend to toward sassy and slightly warped.
3) Why do I write what I do?
Because it’s so much fun! I love sitting down at my computer and seeing what kind of outrageous situations I can think of to toss my characters into. Writing is a great escape!
4) How does my writing process work?
I’m definitely a planner. Before I write a single word, I prepare a detailed spreadsheet that outlines where the story will be going. Surprises still pop up along the way, but at least I have a roadmap so I won’t end up going over a cliff. I write every day, even on weekends. If the weather’s good, I write outside on my patio. If the weather’s bad, I write on my couch or in bed. Sitting at a desk stifles me, because desks are for working and my writing has never felt like work to me. It feels more like play and entertainment. I wish everyone could have a job they loved this much!
Look for the “My Writing Process” blog tour next week at these author sites:
Sherrel Lee: The love of alternate worlds led Sherrel to read, watch, and explore myth, legend, lore which resulted in the “Valens of Legacy Series” where she discovered a dark side to share with her readers. Visit Sherrel at http://sherrellee.com/
Barb Han: Barb Han is the author of romance novels and romantic suspense. Visit her website at www.BarbHan.com, and check out her blog about her writing process at http://plottingprincesses.
Tessa Gray: Tessa Gray is the consummate believer of ‘second chances.’ Her hearth and home stories feature characters whose lives have taken an unexpected turn, forcing them to reexamine the world as they once knew it. Her Dreamcatchers series is a perfect fit for any book club. Visit Tessa at www.tessagray.com
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Thank you, Cindy, Kathy, Suzanne and Cheryl!
I enjoyed showing the good things about middle age with this new character. I'm so glad you enjoy Kerrin's reviews and site! I do, too.
Wonderful! Same here. I trust her opinion. She's very open-minded and fair.
Thank you for the sharing Kerrin! I really love reading her reviews and quite often add the books to my ever growing pile of books to read.
What a lovely piece. I have loved Kerrin’s blog/reviews and have only ‘known’ her online for a short while, but she has been one of the only blog reviewers I check religiously. Your book sounds so much fun, and I’m glad the protagonist is closer to my age and not so young as they usually are . I will somehow see if I can read it in Australia. Thanks for the fab interview!! I love the pics from the catch up with Kerrin’s daughter. The landscape is beautiful.