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An author with The Wild Rose Press, I strive to bring authors and readers together with a touch of Heart, Soul, and Happily Ever After. You can connect with me at www.facebook.com/imahayes , https://twitter.com/imahayes, and we can get pin happy at www.pinterest.com/imahayes.

Monday, May 12, 2014

My Writing Process- Blog Tour Post

Happy Monday all. I hope everyone had a great Mother's Day weekend. Today I'm participating in a blog tour spotlighting my writing process. 

I got involved in the blog tour through author Larry Farmer (you can find the link to his book and our previous interview on the What's On My Bookshelf page of this blog) , you can view his writing process post at http://www.francesevesham.com as he doesn't have a site of his own yet.



Now on to the questions:

1) What am I working on?

I am currently writing Faith's Forever, the second book in the True Blue Trilogy. It's been an uphill battle and the story has not come easily. I know what I want the book to be in the end, it's just getting the words, timeline, and characters to work right that's giving me issues. But I will prevail!!!!

2) How does my work differ from others of its genre?

I haven't read too many books that deal with reincarnation (Linda Howard's, Lake of Dreams and LJ Smith's, Soulmate are the only two I can think of) so that's one way. And the fact that Love and her sister are magic born triplets who can see true love makes it pretty special. But other than that, Love's Battle is pretty much the same as all the other fabulous books out there that end with happily ever after.

3) Why do I write what I do?

I write what I do because I love a happy ending, knowing that those characters I've invested a few hours with, cheering them on, crying and laughing with them as I followed them literally through all their ups and downs, have come out of it so deeply attached to each other there's no way in heck they'd ever separate. To me, reading and writing romance answers that basic need we all have of finding the one who will never leave us. That, and I'm a hopeless romantic!

4) How does your writing process work?

I tend to write the majority of it out by hand first. I start with an outline to get on a creative roll and write as I come up with ideas. When it's time to type it up, I usually fill in the blanks as I go. I research, spending a lot of time on Pinterest, getting the scenery or clothing I have in my head just right. And when I think I have it right, I go back and edit, which usually lead to another layer of additions. And before I know it, I'm done. Or at least, half way there!


Now, I'm supposed to say who is on next week and give you their website link and a short bio, but unfortunately I didn't have any takers. So instead I'm going to highlight three great books by TWRP authors. Be sure to check out the What's On My Bookshelf page for other great stories.












And if you haven't gotten your copy of Love's Battle, you can find it at http://bit.ly/LovesBattle



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