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Writing Process Blog Tour

I got tagged to write about my writing process by my friend and fellow writer Nancy Gray who was one of the top 5 finalists in The Dark Crystal Author Quest.  So, here I go…

What am I working on?

My current project is a young adult fantasy/horror series. It’s about two vampire siblings who are living in New Orleans at the time of Hurricane Katrina and an old enemy resurfaces to try and finish what was started with their parents. The first book is about them surviving the hurricane and dealing with the old enemy returning. The second book deals with their back story and what happened to their parents. The third and final book sees the end of the enemy and their coven moving on.

How does my work differ from others of its genre?

Well, it’s similar to the Twilight series but with one exception my vampires don’t sparkle and they get along with the wolves from day one. The vampires and wolves in my series are a combination of a lot different types that are out there. I couldn’t say that they are more like what we think vampires and wolves are based on lore. My characters are modern because they live in modern times but at the same time they are very old.

Why do I write what I do?

I write because I love it. Writing is something that I love to do and I’m not doing it just to try and get published. I hope to one day be a published author. The writing gives me an escape from the real world for a little while. I love to get into the lives of my characters and start writing their stories. I write Fantasy, Horror, Paranormal, Steampunk, and Urban Fantasy genres because they are my favorite genres to read.

How does my writing process work?

When an idea hits me I start an outline and keep a notebook handy to jot down notes. Then, I move onto to creating a mind map of the story from the outline and the notes. After that, I set up the timeline and the world they’ll be living in. When most of that is done I start writing.

Okay, that’s it for my entry. I would have tagged someone but there are way too many to do that. So, I’m throwing out the invite to everyone to write an entry about your writing process. If you choose to participate please share the link here in the comments. 🙂

 

 
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Posted by on 08/04/2014 in blog hops, Writing

 

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#AtoZChallenge: Zombie

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This is my first year participating in the A to Z Challenge. The list of participants can be found here. Thanks to Arlee Bird and the co-hosts for hosting this awesome challenge. Check out the site here.

I’m also participating in a mini-hop that got started on theme reveal day when a few of us realized we had similar themes.  It’s called Supernatural A to Z. Click below to check out the list of participants.  🙂

To close out this wonderful challenge we will be discussing Zombies. The zombie comes from Haitian lore. They are depicted as  a walking corpse. They are usually being controlled by someone or something. They are known to eat the flesh of living humans. Zombies have been shown in movies like Night of the Living Dead.  On television shows such as The Walking Dead.

 

 
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Posted by on 04/30/2014 in blog hops

 

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#AtoZChallenge: Yeti

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This is my first year participating in the A to Z Challenge. The list of participants can be found here. Thanks to Arlee Bird and the co-hosts for hosting this awesome challenge. Check out the site here.

I’m also participating in a mini-hop that got started on theme reveal day when a few of us realized we had similar themes.  It’s called Supernatural A to Z. Click below to check out the list of participants.  🙂

 

Today’s creature feature is the Yeti. It is believed to live in the Himalayas. They are described as ape-like and extremely tall. The term Yeti is derived from Tibetan culture. More information like the different translations can be found here.

Image source Yeti wikipedia

 
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Posted by on 04/29/2014 in blog hops

 

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#AtoZChallenge: Xing Tian

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This is my first year participating in the A to Z Challenge. The list of participants can be found here. Thanks to Arlee Bird and the co-hosts for hosting this awesome challenge. Check out the site here.

I’m also participating in a mini-hop that got started on theme reveal day when a few of us realized we had similar themes.  It’s called Supernatural A to Z. Click below to check out the list of participants.  🙂

 

Xing Tian is from Chinese mythology. Xing Tian is a headless creature. The xing tian was known to have fought against supreme divinity. Although the creature was beheaded he continued to fight. More info here.

 
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Posted by on 04/28/2014 in blog hops

 

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#AtoZChallenge: Wendigo

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This is my first year participating in the A to Z Challenge. The list of participants can be found here. Thanks to Arlee Bird and the co-hosts for hosting this awesome challenge. Check out the site here.

I’m also participating in a mini-hop that got started on theme reveal day when a few of us realized we had similar themes.  It’s called Supernatural A to Z. Click below to check out the list of participants.  🙂

 

Today’s creature is the Wendigo. The term was coined by the Algonquian people along the Atlantic coast and Great Lakes region of the U.S. and Canada. It is believed that the creature started out as a human and were changed when they started eating human flesh. It can be found in shows such as Supernatural, Haven, Grimm, and Charmed. In fiction, they can be found in Pet Sematary and The Orphanmaster.  Find out more about it here.

 
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Posted by on 04/26/2014 in blog hops

 

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#AtoZChallenge: Valkyrie

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This is my first year participating in the A to Z Challenge. The list of participants can be found here. Thanks to Arlee Bird and the co-hosts for hosting this awesome challenge. Check out the site here.

I’m also participating in a mini-hop that got started on theme reveal day when a few of us realized we had similar themes.  It’s called Supernatural A to Z. Click below to check out the list of participants.  🙂

 

Valkyrie is the creature of the day. They come from Norse mythology. They are depicted as one of a host of females that decide which soldiers die and live during battle. They choose among some of the deceased warriors and bring them to Valhalla. Valkyries are known to be lovers of heroes and other mortals.

Image source Valkyrie wikipedia

 
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Posted by on 04/25/2014 in blog hops

 

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#AtoZChallenge: Unicorn

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This is my first year participating in the A to Z Challenge. The list of participants can be found here. Thanks to Arlee Bird and the co-hosts for hosting this awesome challenge. Check out the site here.

I’m also participating in a mini-hop that got started on theme reveal day when a few of us realized we had similar themes.  It’s called Supernatural A to Z. Click below to check out the list of participants.  🙂

 

Today is about one of my favorite creatures. It’s the Unicorn. They are known to have a horn located on their foreheads. They are talked about by greek writers of natural history. In European lore, they are depicted as a white horselike or goatlike creature with a large horn and cloven hooves. More information can be found here.

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Image source Unicorn wikipedia

 
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Posted by on 04/24/2014 in blog hops

 

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