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Blog Hop! My Writing Process

It's time for a Blog Hop! I LOVE these things!

I was tagged by PA Warren who just published her first book LIFE AFTER.
It's pretty straight forward--just answer the questions and tag two other authors. :) Fun stuff! 

What am I working on?
Currently I'm working on the final installment of the Lark trilogy, Like the Dawn. I'm almost finished writing my first draft--like 5,000 words away!

How does my work differ from others of its genre?
Hmmmm.....well, I hope that my work is different because I'M different. :) I write YA Fantasy with a hint of comedy and romance. I also have two college-age romance books out right now (one I co-wrote with the amazing Komal Kant) and even though it's super popular right now, I can't make myself write a graphic sex scene--I blush and get all awkward about it so my NA books are clean with just a hint of steaminess.

Why do I write what I do?
Because I think I might secretly be a teenager in an *almost* 30-year-old body. I mean, my favorite shows are Teen Wolf, Awkward and Pretty Little Liars. Though I do like SOME grown up shows--I swear! I'm in love with Downton Abbey and The Walking Dead.

How does your writing process work?
I outline first. I'm the kind of person who NEEDS to look at an outline because I don't always write the story in order. So an outline is sorta necessary so I at least know what I'm supposed to be writing and how it relates to the other chapters. After I finish writing, I send it off to Heather Sloan for first round revisions and edits and then I send it to my beta readers and finally Maya Bentley for final edits. Then  I usually get too impatient to wait for the official release date and hit publish early!

Next Week on the Tour:
Michelle Flick, author of The Owens Legacy and Walker 
AND
Heather Diemer, author of the upcoming novel We Were Us


Thank you P.A Warren for tagging me! You can read her post here and you can find her at the following places:
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Buy Life After on Amazon

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