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World Blog Tour- The Writing Process

July 21, 2014

I am super excited to be invited to participate in my very first blog tour! Thank you to Therese Gilardi for inviting me and for being patient with all of my questions. Therese is a novelist, poet, and essayist whose work has appeared in numerous publications.

Matching Wits With Venus

 

My novel, The Energy Crusades, was published in May and is now also available in print. It is light science fiction suitable for all ages and is the first book in a series of three. I am a reader, writer, tennis enthusiast, and chemistry geek.

What am I currently working on? I am 95% done with my second novel, the sequel to The Energy Crusades.

How does my work differ from others in the genre? The Energy Crusades has been classified as dystopian. If you look up “dystopia” in the dictionary, the definition reads something like this: an imaginary place where people lead de-humanized and often fearful lives. The world I created in my novel does not feel bleak to me. I want to live there! Sure, the society is imperfect, as is any, but there is hope and it isn’t all doom and gloom. Hardly!

Why do I write what I write? I write what I want to read. And, since you have to read your own book countless times, it’s a good idea to like what you’re writing, correct? I still love reading The Energy Crusades.

How does my writing process work? I write slllloooooowwwwwwly. I am always amazed when authors can write 2 or more books a year. My agency brother and dear friend Stephen Alix (see his link at the bottom of this post) gave me some great advice, and I stick to it. He suggested aiming for about 300 words per day, a reasonable goal for a writer like myself. If the words aren’t flowing, I edit. Editing helps keep me inside the story, so to speak, and the characters in the front of my mind.

Okay so that is a little bit about me and my process. Want to hear about some other cool writers and their writing process? Simply click on the links below!

http://marsjaws.blogspot.com/

http://stephenalix.wordpress.com/

http://theresegilardi.wordpress.com/

 

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