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Blog Hoppity Hop!

It’s blog hop time! My good friend and author of an AWESOME YA novel FLICKERMelanie Hooyenga asked me to participate in this fun blog hop. Don’t know what one is? She explains it better than I could ;o) 
“For the uninitiated, a blog hop is when a group of writers (or otherwise connected bloggers) answer the same series of questions then tag both the people who tagged them as well additional people. You know, to keep you hopping from blog to blog.” 
As you may know, I am a rule breaker when it comes to these things so… I’m just going to say anyone who reads this can join in the fun!
1. What are you working on right now?
I am revising my YA Thriller and making sure I don’t offend half the nation with it… LOL. It has some dark religious elements, but it’s fun to write something that’s dark in a thriller type way instead of a tragic/emotional way.
2. How does it differ from other works in its genre?
The story I wrote before that one was an “issues” book so it’s a lot different. I need to concentrate more on the plot with this one and you know, I have my KILLERS back. So I’m a happy girl. No one really killed anyone in my last one which makes me a sad panda. 
3. Why do you write what you do?
I love exploring emotion and tragic, dark things. I’m a pretty happy person most of the time, but when I stick my headphones in and just GO THERE, I can tap into some seriously messed up shit. I can’t build worlds well and I loathe writing long descriptions (Although, some of my favorite books I read have a lot). There’s something about that dark side of people that just fascinates me.
4. How does your writing process work?
I’m a pantser so no outlines. I have a general idea of where everything is going. I’ve learned a lot about structure by editing at Entangled. I have an idea of what needs to be in an MS and now it just comes naturally. I  tend to fast draft my first draft then revise like crazy.

That was fun! How would you answer these 4 questions? Leave your blog in the comment below and I’ll add you to the post! Don’t forget to check out Melanie’s YA book FLICKER

5 Responses to “Blog Hoppity Hop!”

  1. As Brenda said, you do like the dark side. 🙂 I want to read more of your stuff. I’m so impressed with how far you’ve come since we first met!

  2. I actually did answer these questions recently… Here it is:

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