Sunday, March 2, 2014

A Writing Process Blog Tour

Welcome to a blog tour where writers and authors answer questions about their writing process. My gal pal and talented author, Evie Owens, posted hers last week, where she gives you the insider information on her process and upcoming YA project--Witch Boy -- and she tagged me to join the tour. Thanks, Evie! 

Purchasing the book is easy as pie. You can purchase directly from Evernight Publishing (right now there is a discount), or Kindle or Nook (they are little slow on the link, so I'll update as soon as available), All Romance EBooks.

What am I working on?
I'm working on several projects ALL the time. Stories pop up like dandelions in this brain of mine. With the recent release of my first urban fantasy Into The Pride, I'm working on the next book. At this very minute, I'm also working on my next book for Harlequin Kimani Romance, titled One To Love. It's book #2 in the Meadows Family. I will also be re-issuing several backlist titles in March: Making Promises, Island Rendezvous, Somebody To Love. I will soon be working on the sequel to my Revelers series, Carnival-based novella. This time the story is set in Brazil. Last year, I published the first, titled Carnival Temptress.

One of A Kind (Feb release)

How does my work differ from others of its genre?
With any author, the difference lies in her style and voice. You can put three authors in a room to write Cinderella's story and three varied outcomes will result. Guaranteed that you will get three versions with certain elements heightened, different tones, and voices.

I write contemporary--long and short, urban fantasy, young adult and new adult. Pretty soon, I will add historical to my portfolio. All with various ranges of my writing chops.

Making Promises (reissue) will hit Kindle and Nook in March.

Why do I write what I do?
Because I can. I have been telling stories from childhood when I turned them in for my Writing assignments. Many moons later, the desire is still there. The discipline is more honed. And I'm still in learning mode--acquiring and applying knowledge to improve my craft. I want readers to have a great experience. I write stories that match my reading appetite.

Available on Kindle and Nook.

How does your writing process work?
Each project is different. But I will take the time to plot and work on my characters before I begin writing. Once I start writing, I will continue to the end. Of course revisions may come in on something that requires my immediate attention. My motto is -- Get it done!

And now it's my turn to tag some people! I've chosen three of my colleagues. Check them out next Monday to find out their secrets to success....

Kwana Jackson 
A native New Yorker, Kwana  had two dreams: 1. to be a fashion designer and 2. to be a writer. After graduating from Stuyvesant, Kwana studied fashion design at FIT. She then spent ten years designing for various fashion houses. But after having twins and juggling that and fashion, Kwana took the leap of faith and decided to pursue her other dream of being a writer.

Bridget Midway
My passion for writing sensual, titillating scenes stemmed from my mother who always told me to follow my heart.  I now live on the east coast with my dreams, my close friends and wonderful characters who keep me up at night...and hopefully will do the same to you all, too!

Shelia Goss
Shelia M. Goss is a screenwriter, national best-selling author and a 2012 Emma Award Finalist. Her book, Montana’s Way, is nominated in the mystery category for a 2013 African American Literary Award. She has over sixteen books in print and over seven books as ebooks. She writes in multiple genres: Christian fiction, romance, women’s fiction, suspense, and young adult.


  1. Thanks for the tag Michelle. I'm in and I loved reading about your process!

  2. Thanks for the peek into your process, Michelle! I've SEEN you do it and now I've read the deets, but what you do STILL looks like magic to me.

    Get it done! indeed. :-)


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