Sunday, 11 May 2014

Writing Process Blog Tour

This post is part of the Writing Process Blog Tour and I'm very grateful to Janice Preston for inviting me to take part. Janice writes Historical Romances for Harlequin Mills and Boon and here is a little bit about her:

Janice lives in the West Midlands with her second husband and two cats. She is excitedly waiting for the publication in August 2014 of her first novel, Mary and the Marquis – a Regency romance for Harlequin Mills and Boon Historicals.

You can find Janice at her new blog: 
On facebook at
 And on Twitter @janicegpreston 

So, I've been given four questions to answer and here they are:

1. What am I working on?
I am at that exciting moment of being 'between books' and letting my head fill up with ideas, plots and characters before getting started on my next project. All I know at the moment is that it will be a Romance.

2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I think it comes down to 'voice' which  is the individual way each author chooses to tell their story and seems to be vital when submitting to publishers of romance. I read in a 'how to' book that it can take a while of practising before one finds one's writing voice so it shows that all the scribbling over the years hasn't gone to waste!

3. Why do I write what I do?
That's easy - it's because I love reading romances and I absolutely love writing them and knowing there is going to be a Happy Ever After no matter what.

4. How does my writing process work?
I plan out my chapters and make sure I've got at least one major scene or character development in each. Then I start to write and as I do so, my plan evolves and changes. I edit in the mornings before I start to write for the day and I aim for 3000 words. I only get time to write two days a week so it's not as fast as it may seem.

If you'd like to find out more about my writing day and my new EBook coming out soon, I'm featured on the Romantic Novelists' Association Blog on May 23rd and would love to get some comments here and also over there if you can. Thanks!

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