Media Monday: Tag, you’re it!

Every so often, like a chain letter, blog tour tags come along. When you’re tagged, you follow the instructions, play a while, then tag someone else and pass it along.

header 3Last week I was tagged by the lovely Marnee Bailey. You can read her blog here.

So, I’ve taken the baton. Here’s my post:

What am I working on?

My current Work-in-Progress (WIP) is a contemporary women’s fiction story about a successful radio psychologist who discovers she sacrificed her family for her career on the same day she achieves and loses her dream job.

How does my work differ from others of its genre?

I write squeaky clean stories about real people in the real world. It’s not that my characters are inherently good, but they do try to make the world a better place. They have sex, they yell at their kids and spouse, they even swear occasionally, but just like I don’t want anyone else spying on me doing those things, I try to let my characters also do those things off the page.


Why do I write what I do?

I write stories that won’t let go of me. I want to know how Ginger, the radio psychologist will put her life back together after it falls apart.

How does your writing process work?

Typically, I write a very rough first draft pretty darn quickly. In a month or six weeks. Then I take several months going over it, rewriting, editing, polishing. I take it to my local critique group a chapter a week, and I send it to several online critique partners, then it finally goes to a friend or my husband for a beta read.

When I’m fast-drafting, I write 3,000 to 5,000 words a day and I do very little else. The dishes, laundry and dust bunnies all attest to that.

Speaking of doing little else, I’ve had a very busy few weeks and I neglected to line up anyone else to tag next. I’m going to go ahead and post this, and then find a friend or two to pass the baton to.

UPDATE: The lovely and talented Victoria Pitts Caine has agreed to step up. Check out her blog next week for a peek inside her writing process.