It's my turn in the Writing Process Blog Tour, making the rounds. Before I continue I'd like to say thank to Marissa Doyle who tagged me. Marissa is a fellow New England Romance author who writes both young adult and adult books. Stop over and check out her blog at http://nineteenteen.blogspot.com as wells as her fabulous website http://www.marissadoyle.com
Now on to the questions!
What Am I currently Working On?
Just this week I started the edits and revisions for the fifth book in my series called The Sherbrookes of Newport. The Sherbrookes are a prominent and wealthy family from New England. Readers first met them in book 1 The Teacher's Billionaire. My current book features Trent Sherbrooke. He is the cousin of the characters readers met in the first 3 books of the series. The best way to describe Trent is think Tony Stark from Iron Man without the suit or the desire to create machines. Don't worry about it though, the love of a good woman will take care of Trent and set him straight.
How Does My Work Differ?
Now that is an excellent question. There are a lot of books out there that focus on billionaires and wealthy society individuals. I think mine is different because it focus on a family and how despite their money they are just like everyone else. They want to find love and the whole happily ever after. I also think my books are a little different because they are all set, at least in part, in New England.
Why Do I Write What I do?
I love everything about romance novels but especially the Happily Ever After. I mean really isn't that what most of us loved about fairy tales as children. Isn't it what most of us want in our own lives? I love to use billionaire characters because it means the skies the limit.
My writing process....
I think I am a little unique in my writing. I start with a general idea of my characters and how I want things to end. Then I pull out a notebook and start to write. Yes, I write everything long hand first. As I write I do not go back and make changes, rather I keep writing until I get to the end. Once I am done I get the story into the computer, print it out and start my revisions. When I am confident it is ready for others to read off it goes to my critique partner, who happens to be my husband. He usually tears it apart and I almost always have to write one whole chapter over. From there it is off to my beta reader.
Okay now it is my turn to tag authors. Next Monday be sure to check out the following authors:
Ellen Gullo lives in Upstate New York. Her first historical romance novel, Audacious, debuted this spring and it was wonderful. If you have not yet picked up a copy, I recommend it. Ellen can be found at http://ellengullo.com
Eryn LaPlant is an Amazon bestselling author with three books currently available. Her most recent book Falling For Shock debuted this spring and was fantastic. Eryn can be found at http://novelisterynlaplant.wordpress.com
Liberty Blake is a fellow New England Romance author and fellow RIRW member. Liberty has several books available, Counterfeit Bride being my favorite. Be sure to grab a copy if you like sexy billionaires and feisty women. Liberty can be found at http://libertysspells.blogspot.com