Monday, May 26, 2014

Writing Process Blog Hop

I was invited by fellow Decadent Publishing author Jessica E. Subject to take part in a "Writing Process Blog Hop!"

Jess posted about her writing process on May 15 and you can catch that on her Mark of the Stars web site here:

The hop is a pass-along by invite only kind of thing. One writer invites another two or three and so on and so on, like a very old shampoo commercial. It's also an intriguing way to find out what some of your fave (or new-to-you) authors are working on and how they do it.

Everyone gets the same four questions to answer.

So Hmmm. Let's see.

1) What am I working on?

Many little irons are supposed to be in the fire, but some of them are being shoved to the back burner. The one I'm currently working on is "If You Can't Stand the Heat," a foodie romance for a new line from Fated Desires that, hopefully, will be out sometime in 2015. It's a contemporary with lots of food and no paranormal elements.

The story's about Lucrezia DiCicco,  trying to keep her father's Italian restaurant afloat, and Derek Dunne, the restaurant and food critic whose scathing review lands the eatery in the dumpster.

(But don't worry, paranormal peeps. I've got a super secret paranormal  already in the can,  contracted and edited, that will, hopefully, be released by Decadent Publishing sometime in 2015, for a new super secret Decadent line.)

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

In my Sleepy Hollow 1Night Stand series for Decadent, the hero and heroine have usually met at least once even before the all-knowing Madame Eve fixes them up. More usually in the 1Night Stand series, Madame Eve links up two total strangers who, in her mysterious and unerring fashion, are perfect for one another. 

But I like working with characters who have had interaction, and maybe even an extensive backstory together (as in LIGHTING, the first book in the Sleepy Hollow series) before Madame Eve works her magic on them and gives them a night of passion they'll never forget.

In my current release, IN FROM THE COLD, the heroine,  Geneviève Mortimer, is a will o'the wisp and a demon hunter, stalking the hero, Spook Raines, a burnt-out spy and fire-sex demon who doesn't know he's a demon. Their encounter in a Paris hotel room is so sizzling and smoldering neither can shake the other from their mind...and each calls on Madame Eve's exlusive 1Night Stand dating service for help. 

3) Why do I write what I do?

It's what I want to read, of course!

4) How does your writing process work?

Ah, here's the tricky one for me. I'm a total pantser, which means I do not work from an outline. All I'll  have when I start out is a character, and an opening scene. And I go on from there. I polish and repolish the beginning until it's in pretty good shape before I can move forward. And then repeat the process. It's slow going...but by the time I get to the end, the story's pretty much done. It doesn't go through many drafts or revisions before edits.

So...the people I've tagged to carry on the Writing Process Blog Hop are Catherine Peace and Julie Rowe. They'll both be posting on Friday,  May 30.

May 30 - Catherine Peace

 Catherine Peace has been telling stories for as long as she could remember. She often blames two things for her forays into speculative fiction—Syfy (when it was SciFi) channel Sundays with her dad and The Island of Dr. Moreau by HG Wells. She graduated in 2008 from Northern Kentucky University with a degree in English and is still chasing the dream of being super rich and famous, mostly so she can sit around in her PJs all day and write stories. When not being a slave to the people in her head, she’s a slave to two adorable dogs.  She is a reviewer for  Indie Books R Us Join her at FacebookTwitter or at her blogs,  Going from Nobody to Somebody and  The Pen Punks.

May 30 - Julie Rowe,

Julie Rowe’s first career as a med lab tech in Canada took her to the North West Territories and northern Alberta, where she still resides. She loves to include medical details and a lot of adventure in her romance novels. Julie writes contemporary and historical medical romance, and fun romantic suspense. Her writing has also appeared in several magazines such as Today’s Parent, Reader’s Digest (Canada), and Canadian Living. You can reach her at , on Twitter @julieroweauthor or at her Facebook page:


Jessica E. Subject said...

Great post, Taryn! Writing what we love to read is exactly what most authors do. Looking forward to more about your "super sekrit" project. :)

Taryn Kincaid said...

Thanks, Jess! 2015.

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