Monday, March 31, 2014

My Writing Process Blog Tour

Happy Monday! Today I am participating in the Writing Process Blog Tour. I was tagged by the wonderful Pamela Dumond. At the end of my post I get to tag 3 fabulous writer friends of mine who will post next Monday.


What am I working on right now?

Right now I am working on The Glamour Series. Book 1, Hard Glamour, came out in January and book 2, Broken Glamour will publish end of April. Today I am finalizing edits on Broken Glamour. I am also working on a draft of Fast Glamour that will publish in June.


How does my work differ from others of my genre?

It's written by me! :) Seriously though, The Glamour Series is contemporary new adult and my books differ in that they are all sent in Los Angeles with hints of the film industry. Since I've lived and worked in this industry for over a decade it seems to creep into nearly every one of my books.


Why do I write what I do?

Because I love romance and I hear these voices and they tell me these stories. Sure I can mold and change the story but the story is what the story is.


How does my writing process work?

I write first thing. I get between 2000 and 3000 words a day when I am first drafting. Once I have a first draft completed I put the story away for a while---optimally at least 2 weeks. Then I go back and reread the whole darn thing. This is where it gets tough for me--in the rewrite. I spend a looooong time rewriting and editing and rewriting. I often print each chapter and do my rewrite on the page and then input the changes into the manuscript on the computer. Then the draft goes to my editor. When the manuscript comes back from my editor I go through the edit. I send my book to beta readers. The manuscript then goes through 2 separate copy edits by 2 separate copy editors. Finally the book is sent to my formatter who does all digital distribution and paperback distribution through create space.

Voila! New book.



Next week the fabulous Jenny Gardiner will blog about her process. Jenny is kind and generous and talented. She is a member of The Girlfriends Book Club and the author of fabulous and funny books such as Naked Man on Main Street and Compromising Positions.


The amazing Brenda Janowitz will also blog about her writing process. Brenda's books are warm and heartfelt. She is the author of Recipe for a Happy Life and Jack With A Twist. Brenda is also a member of The Girlfriends Book Club.


Sylvie Fox is the brilliant author of The Good Enough Husband and Unlikely. Sylvie's books are heartbreaking and warm. She too, is a contributor to The Girlfriends Book Club.


xoMaggie





1 Comments:

Blogger Pamela DuMond, D.C. said...

I love your covers. I'm reading the first book in your Hollywood Girls' Club series and enjoying the heck out of it! Thanks!

March 31, 2014 at 7:17 PM  

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