Hearts & Scribbles

My Writing Process...

Happy Monday!

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I am interrupting Monday Mayhem because I was asked to join the My Writing Process blog hop. And of course I said...

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And who asked me to join this great hop? The wonderful Jane Hunt...

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the amazing author of The Dragon Legacy...

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So how this works is I answer a few questions about my writing process and then introduce you to three other amazing authors who post their answer to the questions the following Monday. If you'd like to read Jane's answers, you can find her post HERE.

What am I working on? 

At this moment, I'm working on finishing my huge cup of tea before it gets cold. Oh wait, you mean as far as my writing. *puts on serious face*

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No, you aren't seeing double. I promise. Let me explain...

Right now, with SAFE IN THE TYCOON'S ARMS about to release *squee*, I'm waiting on my editor's thoughts on a Christmas romance with the sexiest prince I just turned in. *big dreamy sigh* And while I wait I'm putting together a proposal for my first ever duet. This will be two linked books that will be released the two subsequent months.

I'm very excited about this project for a number of reasons. And it shows as I have two legal pads with ideas jotted down on both of them. One for one delicious brother. And one for the other. Plus a family tree and some other fun ideas. And oh yes, the beginning to my synopsis. But sadly this won't be out until sometime in 2015. But I promise it will be worth the wait. ;-)

 

How does my work differ from others of its genre?

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My stories differ from other Harlequin Romances/Mills & Boon Cherishes in the fact that it is a love story seen through my eyes and trust me I definitely see things different than others. LOL. I like to make my stories realistic but also weave in a bit a romantic fantasy. But lets face it life is always stranger than fiction. So I never worry about writing stories that are too far out there.

Here's what others say about my books:

"Romantic and inspiring..." RT Book Reviews (Safe In The Tycoon's Arms)

"enticing mix of sweet romance edged with harsh reality" Jane Hunt (Safe In The Tycoon's Arms)

"Fun, quirky and romantic, Faye's tale moves along without a hitch, with an original storyline and solid characters." RT Book Reviews (Rancher To The Rescue)

" I had a hard time putting the book down since things moved so quickly" Eye On Romance (Snowbound With The Soldier)

And one of the things the reader is guaranteed is a happily-ever-after. I don't know about you but I think everyone deserves a HEA. ;-)


Why do I write what I do?

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You mean there are other genres than romance??? LOL. Just joking.

I don't know why romance is my big draw. It always has been since I was a little girl and saw Gone With The Wind for the first time. At the horror of my mother who thought I was too young for such a movie, I was totally enthralled. LOL.

As I got older, I started reading romance novels and as a teenager I determined that when I grew up I wanted to be a romance author. It's so good to know that every once in a while dreams really do come true. ;-) 

 

How does your writing process work? 

Umm...some days it feels like this...

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And when it does feel out of control I know that somewhere along the lines I've strayed from my routine. Everyone's process is different. There's no right way or wrong way. ;-) There's just your way.

Over time I've nailed down my routine which is to start by hammering out a detailed synopsis. From there I write a draft from beginning to end without bothering to do much editing. It took me a while to figure this out. And now that I know it. I stick to it. The best part of my process is that I know if I stick with it, it will get me to "The End". ;-)

And did I mention that I need gallons of this...

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Without this very vital ingredient, all creativity will grind to a screeching halt. ;-) Guaranteed!