Patricia writes Regency stories – but with a difference, as they are set in exotic places.
Many thanks for the invitation, Patricia.
So, what is my writing process?
A lot of my writing process revolves around my kitchen table. I have a wonderful and spacious office in my basement, which only lacks one amenity—HEAT! This keeps me sequestered upstairs most of the time.
What am I working on?
The question is what am I not working on! At the moment I’m working on several different projects. I just finished publishing three novels in the last three months all of which have sequels either being edited by editors or myself. Once those sequels are complete I plan to return to my YA paranormal series. If I ever get all the written novels off my shelves, who knows what I’ll come up with.
How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I write in different genres, but overall I think my work differs from others because I put my own unique style in each book. My life experience mold and shape my stories whether in a big way or a small one.
Why do I write what I do?
I write what I write because it comes to me. I don’t have it mapped out or pre-planned.
How does your writing process work?
Generally my writing process starts with a simple idea. For instance with my chick-lit book, Love Octagon, a statement had been made in my presence, a very dangerous thing, I assure you, that if a man wanted multiple wives he ought to have to live with them all at the same time. I took that premise and carried it to its logical conclusion and let me tell you it wasn’t pretty.
I don’t sit down and plot out the entire story. Trust me when I say that I’ve tried. The sequel for The Ruse, which I’m working on right now, has about seven chapters plotted out. By the time I reached the seventh chapter the characters had taken a completely different turn and I was forced to flow with them.
Next week the following three authors will be telling you about their writing process:
Andrea Buginsky - Young Adult and Middle Grade fantasy author.
Debbie Brown - An author of early Victorian stories with suspense and sweet romance.
Elaine Ivey – Author of childrens books and romantic suspense