I’m participating in a Writing Process Blog Tour and was tagged by Leti Del Mar from Words with Leti Del Mar. Check her out!
And Please stay tuned because at the bottom I’m going to introduce you to two blogger/author friends of mine who are AHMAZING!! Or you can just skip all my blather and go right down to the awesome people. Your choice, I won’t be offended. (Why you!!! ^%$&!!) See, everything’s great. Onward and upward!!
1. What am I working on?
This is an easy one, I’m a huge slacker and am working on nada at the moment. I was working on a novel which was a combination fairy tale and sort of gritty story in the present. However there were some problems with the story line and I have not touched it in a while.
Plus being on anxiety meds seems to annihilate my desire to write anything other than blog posts or doing design stuff. So I’m working on blogging at the moment and have a few design projects in the works.
With blogging, I have expanded to writing about whatever on god’s green earth takes my fancy at the moment. I’m like a cat with those goddamned strings, just doing whatever, being wild, having fun. I think sometimes a break from writing to live and have fun is just what you need. Then when you get back in you are filled with new life experiences that can inform you writing and make it deeper.
2. How does my work differ from others in its genre?
Haha…this is funny since I’m not working on anything at the moment. I’ll talk about my already published book which is…New Adult and the way it’s different is that it’s very honest. A lot of it is taken from my real life experience (albeit fictionalized) and so I’ve really been honest on what it feels like to suffer from a mental illness during one of the most challenging times in your life, college. I think other books in this genre can miss the mark with how truthful their story feels. My goal is to make it as real as possible. If I’m depressed or sarcastic or anxious or self-conscious, I want the reader to feel it. Sorry!! But I gotta take you there!!
3. Why do I write what I do?
I like to write real in your face stuff because I like honesty. I’m not afraid to tell you how I really feel and I think that’s important. If more people were honest about how they feel a lot of these issues would not be so stigmatized. I like making fun of myself, in fact. It’s good times.
4. How does my writing process work?
My writing process is pure insanity. I’m actually at a spot with my novel-in-progress (which means I’m at the part where I’m completely stalled) that I’ve been at before with Angst. The story line is all wrong, it doesn’t feel authentic. Well, some of it does, but there are parts that are just not coming through the way I want. So I’m sitting on it, like a mother hen on an egg, waiting for my baby to mature. Eventually I’m sure the story will evolve in my mind and I can make it feel honest and right. So..as you can probably tell, I’m a damn pantser. I write the end before the beginning, I write the middle later, I write all kinds of crazy. Everything is in flux until I finally decide that it feels right to me.
And now’s the time when I get to tag a few other writers (tag your it, run like hell!) and get them to answer some questions. These are some lovely friends I’ve met while blogging who also happen to be phenomenal writers. Check them out!!
A native New Yorker, Gus Sanchez now lives in Charlotte, NC, where he’s currently writing another novel very few will read. He also likes to remind his Southern neighbors that they share much in common with Han Solo: they also shot first.
(My Take: Gus is hilarious!!! If you want to enjoy a rant or some sarcasm, you’ve got to visit his blog (see links above by his nombre), or check out his first book of the same name, here: Out Where the Buses Don’t Run. Also, his photo is epic. ’nuff said!)
Belinda is a marketing communications specialist and copywriter who, after spending more than a decade writing about financial services, IT and hospitality, allowed an addiction to romantic suspense and chick-lit to get the better of her.
Belinda was named a finalist in The Romance Writers of Australia Emerald award in 2013 for her novel debut, Radiant, and again in 2014 for her upcoming contemporary romance, chick-lit novel.
When she’s not obsessing about writing, reading or social media, Belinda works as a freelance marketing consultant.
Her other obsessions include music and cars. Belinda is a music lover and her eclectic taste forms the foundation for many of her writing ideas. Her healthy appreciation for fast cars means she would not so secretly love a Lamborghini. For now she’ll have to settle with her son’s supercar Hot Wheels collection and the occasional drive in her much loved MX-5.
Belinda lives in Sydney, Australia.
(My Take: Belinda is an excellent contemporary romance writer. Seriously, she’s got what it takes and has a crazy imagination and the drive to write all the time and produce consistently great stories. I highly recommend you check out her debut book Radiant. Also she’s from Australia, who doesn’t love the Aussies!!!)