Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Blog Hop

I’ve never done a blog hop before – although I do write reviews and participate in cover reveals.  It sounded exciting and fresh, so here I am! I was invited to participate in the blog hop by Stephanie Flint, book cover designer and author of YA/NA. Her most recent release was Ashes, a short-story prequel to her 1000 Words: A Collection of Short Stories project. Her blog can be found at http://sbibb.wordpress.com/

For the blog-hop, each person is asked a series of questions. Below are the questions and my answers.

Q: What am I working on?
A: I have a steampunk series, the Treasure Chronicles, coming out next year from Curiosity Quills Press.  The first two books are TREASURE DARKLY and BORN OF TREASURE.  I also have a short story about one of the main characters in the Curiosity Quills steampunk anthology GEARS OF BRASS.  I finished writing a third installment in the series and am waiting for a critique partner to get back to me with details before I submit it to the publisher.

Q: How does my work differ from others in its genre?
A: I’ve been told that my works have twists and imagery that is easy to picture.  Sometimes I tend to get very dark.  If it gets too dark, I step back and wonder if I should take anything out.  I usually don’t take out the darkness, but I will tone it down before it leaves young adult for adult. 

Q:Why do I write what I do?
A: A day doesn’t go by when I don’t look at something and think, “That would be great for a story!”  Maybe something someone does stands out to me…or a name…or a street sign.  I also write as an emotional release.  If I’m having a bad day, bad things don’t necessarily have to happen to my characters, but I feel so much better after I get to pound out 1,000 or so words.  My poor keyboard! 

Q:How does my writing process work?
A: I write.  I sit down and the words just flow.  I usually have a semblance of an idea, but by the time the book is done, it is almost completely different.  There are so many new characters, new scenes…a world I never imagined when I started the manuscript months before.

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I passed on the blog hop to a few other writers.  Check them out next Tuesday!

J. P. Sloan, writer of urban fantasy and speculative fiction, at jp-sloan.com

Ann Anderson Noser, author of NA and Urban Fantasy, at www.annmnoser.com.  

1 comment:

  1. Okay, I need to get busy! (and I'm at annmnoser.com)

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