Thanks to Nancy Kelley, author of the Brides of Pemberley series, for inviting me to participate in this blog hop. To find out more about Nancy’s writing process, books, and upcoming releases, visit her at Nancy Kelley Writes.
Why do I write what I do?
How does my writing process work?
- main characters
- general plot/crime
- final scene
I don’t create a detailed outline beforehand. I prefer to free associate as I write and record my ideas in outline form as I go. I don’t have any fancy tools. I keep a notebook handy for recording ideas in the middle of the night or on the go. I write on Scrivener, but I edit using Word. (Try to contain yourselves. I know this is fascinating.)
My writing process includes a three-step editing process. A story editor assess the plot and themes, a copy editor sees to the details and grammar, and a proofreader culls out the typos at the end. I’m a big believer in thorough editing and am lucky to work with so many talented, patient people.
Rebecca at A Word’s Worth: Rebecca is a Librarian by trade, and a Dreamer at heart. Easily distracted by book covers, she is an avid reader – and a surprisingly passionate sportsgeek. (In truth, she is a geek of all trades). Her writing is as varied as her reading tastes, but the main project is to answer the question “If Jane Austen wrote fairy tales …” – this process would make better progress if her friends didn’t keep writing such amazing stories of their own. You can check out her reading blog at AWordsWorth.blogspot.com
I’ve missed a few weeks of photos. In February, we got 8 inches of snow, and my husband and I enjoyed the heck out of it. I even got to ride in it! That was a first.
I got to spend more time at the barn this month after Moral Hazard went to the copy editor. So forgive all the horse pictures. Continue reading