Kimberly Derting tagged me in a blog roll to talk about writing and the writing process.
(She talks about hers here...and I loved her answers! :)
1. What am I working on?
Oddly enough, I am working on a couple of picture book projects and a middle grade series. I am also continuing the Untraceable series into Book 4. (Book 3 just released in June)
2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I usually write very dark teen thrillers. For some reason, I need a short break from those so I'm veering off my main path to have some fun in different genres. But my heart is in YA thrillers.
3. Why do I write what I do?
I love thrillers in general so I love writing them. It's most of what I read and watch on movies. If someone doesn't die or isn't being chased, it's hard for me to get into it. Though I'm getting better about branching out some :)
4. How does my writing process work?
I used to be a pantser but it would take me much longer to finish a book. So now I have a process that seems to work for me. I create a logline and synopsis. Then I do a strawman outline. I pretty much write from that outline (keeping it open so I can make changes along the way.) The simple process gives me structure yet flexibility to be creative.
5. How does my writing process not work?
It works for me :) Right now....at least I think it does.
Three other tagged authors...
Amy Evans - author of one of my favs, Clicks.
Elle Strauss - author of the awesome Clockwise series (and author of Lee Strauss' Minstrel series)
Karen Hooper - author of the gorgeous Kindrily series.