Thursday, July 31, 2014

BLOG TOUR: What am I working on? Why I write what I do? What is my writing process?



Today I'm part of a BLOG TOUR. Only 3 questions, mind you, but they are important ones. Virginia Ripple tagged me. She can be found at: http://virginiaripple.com/. Virginia writes Christian fiction, inspirational books and Bible studies books.

Here goes:

What am I working on?

I am currently in the editing stage of Sunny Side-Up, a cozy mystery set on the Aloha cruise ship touring the Hawaiian islands. This book should be available for purchase in both paperback and Kindle formats by October of 2014.

I am also working on the first draft of The Gift: A Parable of the Key. This third and last book in the Parable Series should be out in the fall of 2015.

Why I write what I do?

I enjoy writing Christian fiction as well as mystery for many reasons. Christian fiction is not only the telling of a great story, but, hopefully, it is a story told so that movement within the reader is the rule rather than the exception. A great Christian fiction parable will show the reader how to make a better life.

As for mystery. It's kind of nice sometimes to read just for fun, for escape. And that's not always possible in a Christian fiction novel like it is for a good cozy mystery. I enjoyed reading Nancy Drew Mysteries when I was a teen, so I'm sure that's when my love for the genre began.

What is my writing process?

I usually write in the morning, before my brain gets fogged up with the 'stuff' of the day. I like it best when there is little noise and plenty of space to think. I try not to edit as I go, but I have to watch for that issue all of the time. I try to write and write and then go back to the edits later. I find that my best writing comes in streams, kind of like a nice creek that runs through the rocks and valleys down the mountain. If I stop to pick a flower or toss a stone, I sometimes have a hard time getting back on track.

Thanks for reading!

If you're interested in reading the answers to the same questions from another author, I'm still working on getting one to tag! If you'd like to answer the three questions send me an email at: kathy@ariverofstones, and I'll tag you!

Happy Writing!

Kathryn
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