Today is Bog Tour day. This blog tour is where writers and authors answer questions about their writing process. My friend Kate Wigseller posted her process last week. To check her out follow this link... http://katewigseller.blogspot.com.au
So let’s begin with the horror fields of my mind shall we? Please remain seated, keep all limbs inside the carriage and hold all screams till the end. Thank you.
What am I working on?
Currently I am avoiding revision of older stories (I know, I know I’m a bad person) and am working on a new novella called Beta. It’s a new adult (17-25yo) sci-fi where Georgia is a beta tester for new games software that allows the gamer to use their body, not just their fingers on a controller, in the games. However, a bug attached to a quest challenge makes the beta testers lose control and they are sucked into the game, unable to log out. Now Georgia and the others have to complete the quest and hope they can leave the fantasy alive.
How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I tend to gravitate towards fantasy/adventure when I’m writing, which is unusual because I don’t read a lot of that. So my work is different because I’m not following what is on trend or working to a genre’s guidelines. Until I am published I won’t know if that is a good thing or not.
Why do I write what I write?
If I don’t empty out my head of all of the ideas and strange conversations with “characters” (I’m still not sure which character the one is that tells me to take over the world) I’m positive I will go insane. I have written because it was therapy, I was bored, desperate to hold onto an idea and looking for an adventure where there are dragons. I love dragons.
How does your writing process work?
When I write I begin with a conversation. If I have the characters in my head already and they are doing things then I have a fair idea that there is a story. So I develop the idea, plot and plan work things out and write down all snippets of scenes till I have no scrap paper left. Then I spend one month writing. By the end I have a first draft manuscript. There have been times when I’ve had a great idea but it never eventuates because the characters don’t exist and nothing is coming out.
Keep an eye out next week for the next victim to the blog challenge. And here she is!
Rebecca Trowbridge's bio is in progress, just like herself:
Languages, coming off a plane on a balmy night, geology, scientific method, looking at the ocean, looking at the sky, amusement rides in shopping centres, So You Think You Can Dance without the screaming audience without the judges and without the phone voting, karma, expensive cigars gone stale, can't go past the eel at a Japanese Restaurant, night owl, good times with good friends and family.
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P.S I'm now published.