I have been invited by my friend and fellow writer Jessica Naccari to participate in a Blog Tour. It is a string of blog posts connected from writer to writer where we talk about our processes, and our “why” regarding writing. Reading what and why other people write is both fun and helpful to me. Today it is my turn to post, along with one of my closest friends Crystal. Be sure to hop over to her blog and check out her post as well!
1. What am I working on?
I am editing my first novel titled A Time to Haunt. It is based on the scripture passage in Ecclesiastes, “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under Heaven: a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away.” Shellie Knight, the main character, moves back to her north Alabama hometown of Pinehill following the heartbreak of a cheating fiance and career disappointment. She buys a house to replant her roots in attempt to heal. Between a bitter house ghost emerging and her high school love reappearing, Shellie determines that her time to heal has morphed into a time to haunt.
2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I’m having a hard time fitting this book into a specific genre. It is new adult, paranormal with a splash of romance from the perspective of Christ-centered characters. If anyone can find the appropriate genre, please let me know!
3. Why do I write what I do?
Because of conviction, passion, and calling.
4. How does my writing process work?
If I don’t make the time (extremely difficult) or wait for inspiration, it never happens. As the mom of two boys (ages 3 years and 3 months) my plate is full of life things. I work at 8:30 pm, after my family is fed and kids are in bed. I plot a basic idea by writing out a synopsis. Then I start at chapter one, getting to know my characters as I go. Music plays a HUGE role in keeping me on track and in focus. I prefer to write long hand in a notebook, then transcribing it to Microsoft Word. I just love inking black letters on a clean white page. Plus, a notebook is so portable, quick and dependable.
Thanks for reading! Please continue the blog tour by clicking Jessica and Crystal’s names above. I hope you enjoy!